Frequently Asked Questions
How many years should I have studied English?
- Students should have an intermediate level of English. That means a student applying to the Academy at the Center for Language Education should have at least two to three years of middle to high school English language study. A student should be able to participate in a basic English conversation.
- Students interested in the Academy are non-native English speakers and reside outside the United States.
Can I apply to the EducationUSA Academy if I am 14 years old?
- No. Applicants to the program must be a student (currently enrolled or recently graduated) and ages 15-17 at the time of the summer program.
- Students must be mature and self-disciplined, with a commitment to active participation in the Academy and its programming.
Where will I live?
You will live in a new and modern residence hall which is only a five minute walk to the classrooms, dining hall, library and all other facilities. Each suite has two bedrooms; two students share a bedroom and four students share a bathroom (toilet, two showers and two sinks). Each student has an extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, chest and closet. There is a social room with a big screen TV on each floor and a public kitchen in the building. There is a laundry room on each floor; washer and dryers are free. WIFI is available to all students. The building is secured 24 hours a day. A CLE staff member will live with the students in the dorm.
Sheets, pillow and blanket, also clothes hangers, toilet paper and detergent will be provided.
Where will I eat and is it able to accommodate for a variety of dietary needs?
The Dining Hall is a very modern facility there are so many items you can choose from. There are salad and fruit bars, hot food station, grill station, stove oven for pizza, sandwich station, beverages include various soft drinks, coffee, hot tea, and ice cream is also served. There are so many choices, all served as a buffet style – all you can eat and what you want to eat.
What should I bring?
- Long pants and shirt/tops
- Shorts and T-shirts
- Light jacket
- Walking shoes
- Slippers/shower shoes
- Pajamas that you'll feel comfortable wearing on the hall
- Umbrella/rain jacket
- Bath and wash towels
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and shampoo (you can buy them when you get here)
- Water bottle
- Sun glasses
- Adapter if you bring electronic devices (U.S. voltage is 110)