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EducationUSA Academy

University of Tennessee’s EducationUSA Academy is a three-week program that will prepare secondary/high school students from around the world for university study in the United States. The program is a partnership with the US Department of State’s EducationUSA network.

Why Attend UT’s EducationUSA Academy?

Develop College Preparatory English and Academic Skills.

Build your English skills for academic and business settings.

Prepare for US Higher Education.

Tour US colleges and universities and prepare college application essays and interviews.

Explore Cultural Opportunities.

Experience life and culture in Tennessee: extraordinary natural beauty, traditional music, and a distinct way of life. Field trips, home stays, and cultural experiences such trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in the US, and to Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of the world.

Enjoy College Campus Life.

Live on campus in a university residence hall. Meals will be served in campus dining halls.

Experience Global Entrepreneurship.

Learn the principles of starting a business and developing a business plan. Experience “pitching” your business idea to business professionals.


Note: Our application requires a copy of your passport.


The academy is for high school/secondary students or recent graduates, aged 15 to 17. All activities and classes will be conducted in English. Students should have intermediate- to advanced-level of English.

Program Dates



$4,180. Includes campus housing, meals, instruction, materials (books), campus programming, field trips, and health insurance.

Application Deadline

TBD. At a minimum, give yourself one month to receive your visa and make travel plans.

About the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Experience campus life at one of the United States’ top public universities. UT Knoxville is one of the nation’s oldest public universities and is the flagship campus of Tennessee’s premier land-grant institution. The university has more than 360 undergraduate programs that include top-ranked areas of study such as business and engineering.

Enjoy life in Knoxville, Tennessee, a friendly and safe mid-sized city with plenty to do! It was named one of ten favorite big cities in the United States by Travel + Leisure. If you want to experience the outdoors, the area is home to many kilometers of greenways and trails as well as beautiful lakes and rivers.


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