EducationUSA Academy at Temple University

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Live and learn with high school students from the United States and around the world on an urban campus in Philadelphia: the birthplace of the U.S. Discover American culture as you take in Philadelphia’s rich history and world-famous art collections. Spend a day in New York City, at the beach, at Ivy League universities and other nearby iconic locations that will immerse you in the U.S. experience. Benefit from this enriching college preparatory program that combines academics and excursions for three unforgettable weeks.

Learn more about our classes below!

Pre-College Workshops

In the morning, you will take classes with other high school students from Philadelphia, the U.S., and all around the world! Choose one workshop from options such as health and medicine, engineering, arts, and world affairs.


Genomic Medicine

Advances in scientists’ understanding of the human genome are making it possible to identify why certain diseases occur, and how to better prevent or treat them. In this interdisciplinary workshop that blends genomics, evolutionary biology, and informatics, you will learn how new technologies that harness and power of our genes to fight disease are being developed and used in the medical field.

Industrial and Systems Engineering: Supply Chain Challenge

Industrial and systems engineers plan, design, implement, and manage integrated systems in a variety of industries which incorporate people, material, information, and equipment so that performance, reliability, and cost can be assured. In this workshop, you will learn how to optimize the distribution of goods and services by designing a supply chain based on a real-world problem. You will explore some of the challenges suppliers and manufacturers, as well as customers, face, and you’ll practice making the same tough decisions they make every day. Explore the complexities of supply chains and work with other students to maximize the amount of goods that can be distributed while minimizing waste.

Make your Own Podcast

If you have something to say, whether it’s about your life, pop culture, sports, or any other interest, you will learn the basics of creating your own audio podcast and sharing it with an audience. You will learn production skills like idea development, scriptwriting, voice recording, interviewing, and post-production in Klein College of Media and Communication’s world-class studios.

Psychology and Neuroscience

Explore discoveries in psychology and neuroscience that are providing new insights on human behavior and that are contributing to improving treatments for people experiencing mental health difficulties.

World Affairs

We live in a global age when events beyond our border – including wars, pandemics, economic booms and busts, and the climate crisis- significantly affect our lives. In this workshop, students will work together to understand the most important global challenges in our time and draft policy advice to policymakers about how best to meet these challenges and promote international peace and security, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.

University Admission Workshops

These afternoon workshops will include meetings with Temple University admissions counselors, visits to colleges within Temple University, presentations on university admissions processes, and an introduction to college applications and admissions essays.


Students will select one elective for the afternoon.  TOEFL/IELTS Preparation will introduce the content and strategies needed for success on these standardized tests.  Students who are not interested in test preparation may opt to take American Cinema.  In this course, students will watch and discuss American films, write critiques, engage in online discussions of the films and their cultural perspective, and work in groups to create a short film of their own.

Team Building and Leadership Exercises for High School Students

Each week, students will come together for active, student-centered exercises to strengthen leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.


Housing, Meals and Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off


EducationUSA Academy students will live in a residence hall on Temple University’s campus.
Live with domestic high school students in a minors-only building (only students under 18 years old allowed to live in the building).

  • 24/7 building security and mandatory rules, including curfew
  • 24/7 dedicated chaperones to assist with day-to-day needs
  • Background checks for all staff and security
  • Shared bedroom and bathroom (separated by gender)
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Towel, pillow, blanket and sheets washed weekly

Meals are provided.

  • Breakfast provided daily in the residence hall
  • $375.00 in funds are loaded onto student's Owl Card (Temple University identification card)
  • Use funds to purchase lunch and dinner in and around campus using Diamond Dollars
  • Meals on arrival, orientation and farewell party will be provided
  • Meals during trips to New York City or Ocean City, NJ must be packed in advance or can be purchased using student’s personal funds
Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Chaperones will escort all students to and from the airport.

  • Airport pick-up is provided on July 8 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Temple University campus
  • Airport drop-off is provided on July 29 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Temple University campus to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs outside of July 8 and July 29 will be accommodated for an extra fee
  • Early arrivals may also incur an accommodation fee for an additional night’s stay

Keeping you safe is our #1 priority at the EducationUSA Academy at Temple University.

  • 24/7 chaperones
  • Student to chaperone ratio 7:1
  • Chaperones are trained, experienced, Temple University juniors and seniors
  • Students/Guardians must complete mandatory medical and activity waivers
  • Students must follow and sign rules & regulations
  • Chaperoned airport pickup and drop off

Click here for EducationUSA Academy Mission of Safety.

Health Insurance

Temple University Center for American Language and Culture provides all EducationUSA Academy students with health insurance from GeoBlue, which is included in the program cost.

Upon arrival, students will be provided with their insurance card which is to be kept with them at all times.