EducationUSA Academy

Sample Schedule

MONDAY
Morning: Follow Your Track Lunch TOEFL/IELTS Prep or American Cinema Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Game Dinner Study Hall at the TECH Center Evening Activities: Board Games
TUESDAY

Morning: Follow Your Track

Lunch Admissions Workshop Visit historical Philadelphia, Liberty Bell & Independence Mall Dinner Study Hall at the TECH Center Evening Activities: Ice Cream Social
WEDNESDAY
Morning: Follow Your Track Lunch TOEFL/IELTS Prep or American Cinema Summerfest at Spruce Street Harbor Park Dinner Study Hall at the TECH Center Evening Activities: Culture Share with U.S. High Schoolers
THURSDAY
Morning: Follow Your Track Lunch Admissions Workshop Campus Tour: Princeton University Dinner Study Hall at the TECH Center Evening Activities: Music & Dance
FRIDAY
Morning: Follow Your Track Lunch TOEFL/IELTS Prep or American Cinema Liberty One Observation Deck/Free Time in the City Dinner Study Hall at the TECH Center Evening Activities: Music & Dance
SATURDAY
Trips: Ocean City (beach town)/New York City Dinner Evening Activities: Movie & Snacks
SUNDAY
Optional Trip: City bike ride & sunset viewing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Dinner Reflection & Study Hall

The schedule is only intended as an example and is subject to change. Events vary week to week. 

Course Descriptions

University Experience

Today’s university students are the leaders of tomorrow.  High school students preparing for university need to hone their academic English skills as well as educate themselves on the issues facing future leaders such as diversity, multicultural communications and environmental issues.  In this class, students will explore and debate these issues and apply this knowledge in a team project that proposes a technology to improve the quality of modern life. They will present their project at the Academy Exhibition.

University Admissions Workshops

These 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.

Electives

Students in both tracks will select one elective.  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.