Education USA student


Edu USA Academy logoThe University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is proud to partner with EducationUSA Academy to host a two-week residential summer program for academically accomplished international students from public and private high schools. 






UAH is located in Huntsville, Alabama, also known as the Rocket City, where Dr. Wernher von Braun and his team of rocket scientists transformed our city from a sleepy agricultural country town into the technology center that it is today. Anchoring the second largest research park in the United States and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), incoming students will enjoy learning the history of space exploration, earth systems, and the environment while attending our internationally diverse university. Students will also enjoy our culturally-rich southern region where each student will have an opportunity to explore the area during immersive educational excursions known by millions around the world.



The EducationUSA Academy at University of Alabama in Huntsville provides international high school students the opportunity to improve their English skills, get to know about the U.S. higher education system, and learn about the history of space exploration and earth systems in our internationally diverse university. Students will participate in

● Intensive oral and written academic English courses

● Team projects with American undergraduate students to focus on a theme related to space exploration, earth system, and environment impact

● Workshops focus on multiculturalism and diversity in the U.S., and brief overviews of U.S. higher education as a system

● Tours of U.S. Space & Rocket Center and multiple colleges and universities in Alabama

● Team building and public presentation skills

● Cross-cultural interactions and co-curricular activities in the local community



UAH has housed an Intensive Language & Culture (a.k.a. ESL) Program for decades, providing instructions for students who need improvement with their English skills and also helping these students adapt to the U.S. education system and society at large.

Academic Programs

Course 1: Oral Academic Discourse: Students develop speaking and listening skills necessary for participating in classroom discussions and delivering formal presentations on a topic related to the program theme. 

Course 2: Written Academic Discourse: Students produce compositions to improve writing proficiency (accuracy as well as fluency) appropriate to their skill levels.

Team Project

Students integrate skills and reinforce work in the oral and written classes through collaboration with U.S. undergraduate student facilitators in the preparation, of team presentations and posters as well as in discussion of undergraduate student life in U.S. universities. 


Students display posters and give presentations associated with their ongoing team project.

University Hour 

Students will understand higher education systems in the U.S., application procedures for various institutional types, and the realities of daily life in undergraduate degree programs in the U.S. 

Review our two-week sample program schedule


Students will get to participate in a variety of activities. These activities will help student to familiar with the cultures and engaged in the local community.

● Universities: Alabama A&M University (a HBCU), UAH (a national public research university with science and technology edge), Calhoun Community College (a two-year junior college), The University of Alabama in Birmingham (a national public research university with medical science edge), Samford University (a private college); Focus on introduction to U.S. universities, their roles, and their admissions processes and degree programs.

● Music/Culture: Trips to Concerts in the Park and Lowe Mill Dock Shows; Focus on introduction to U.S. community events as well as the breadth of music offered in the community.

● Environmental trips: Ruffner/Birmingham Southern Environmental Ecoscape; Focus on environmental issues and university contributions to responses to these issues.

● Volunteering opportunities: Manna House; Focus on civic responsibility and the need for an engaged citizenry.

● Space Camp: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL; Focus on contributions of NASA to both space and earth system science with a highlighting of responses to related challenges.



● Dates: July 14-28, 2019

● Location: The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Huntsville, AL 35899

● Participants: International high school students, ages 15-17 at the time of the summer program

● Cost: $4,500 per students, which cover tuition and fees, room and board, books and educational supplies, ground transportation (e.g., airport pickup and drop-off, college visits, cultural outings), admission fees, and health insurance. The international travel and the visa fees are not included.

● Housing: Students will stay in on-campus dorms with private bedrooms. They will access to communal kitchens and student lounge.



To apply:

● Non-native English speaking international high school students, age 15-17 at the time of the summer program

● Have at least three years of middle to high school English language study

● Mature, motivated and self-disciplined, with a commitment to actively participating in the Academy and its programs To submit an application:

A complete Application Form and return it by mail:



Mail completed documents and application fee to:

Ms. Sabrina Williams
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Office of International Services
Student Services Building, Room 218 Huntsville, AL 35899

Email Ms. Sabrina Williams at

Please use “USA Education Academy” as your subject line.



April 15, 2019: Last day to apply

May 1: Admission and I-20 issued

May 20: Full payment required

June 9: Full refund (100%) less $200 processing fee

June 23: 50% refund less $200 processing fee


Academic Programs