Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Language Institute has been selected to host an EducationUSA Academy this summer by the U.S. Department of State and its cooperative partner, World Learning. Embry-Riddle is one of five new U.S. higher education institutions selected to join 10 returning institutions as 2017 hosts.
The EducationUSA Academy at Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach is a three-to-four-week academic program beginning June 11 that provides intensive English language courses, college preparatory content, tours of diverse college and university campuses and cross-cultural activities to self-funded students ages 15 to17 from around the world.
Among the primary objectives of the Academy is to provide opportunities for international students to improve their English skills and become more familiar with the U.S. higher education system, academic culture, campus life and admissions process. The Academy will create a pipeline to prepare international youth to pursue higher education in the United States by providing participants with the information, skills and experience necessary to submit strong applications for admission to U.S. colleges and universities.
The English courses will be conducted by the Embry-Riddle Language Institute, while on-campus housing, programming and similar logistics will be managed by Embry-Riddle’s K-12 Outreach Department. More information on the program can be found at the Embry-Riddle Language Institute’s website.
Known as “The Harvard of the Sky,” Embry-Riddle is the No.1 university in the world for aviation and aerospace. The striking, modern campus is minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and every watersport imaginable.
An hour west by car are some of the best amusement parks on the planet, including Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Walt Disney World and spectacular water parks. Professional soccer, basketball, baseball spring training, many shopping options and excellent universities can also be found in the Orlando metropolitan area.
Planned trips include Universal Studios, the Kennedy Space Center for students interested in NASA, and historic St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States.
The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA advising network includes more than 400 advising centers in over 170 countries around the world that provide prospective international students with accurate, current and comprehensive information about U.S. higher education while supporting U.S. institutions’ international student recruitment efforts. International education prepares students for today’s globalized economy and societies, developing the relationships between people and communities in the United States and around the world that are necessary to solve global challenges.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.