1. Carry out a course of study in an American secondary school

2. Improve the level of English both spoken and written

3. Develop teamwork and leadership skills

4. Get to know the American educational system

Who: Students 13 to 17 years old with at least an intermediate level of English

When: One academic semester or year

Where: Secondary Education Institutions in the North East of the US

Residence: American families or Campus Residence

Program Description:

The USAI Academic Year program provides international students the opportunity to spend a year or semester studying at an American private secondary school. Students can choose to stay with an American host family or on-campus at a school dormitory residence.

Attending an American private school is an ideal way to broaden a student’s horizons personally, academically and professionally. Students improve their levels of comprehension and communication in English, deepen their understanding of day-to-day life and acquire a considerable wealth of knowledge of the American private school educational system. USAI partners with a wide range of private schools where international students study side-by-side with their American peers. The schools we work with are located in the New York Tri-State area, Pennsylvania, New England, California and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. These schools are highly respected private institutions with first-class academic staff and magnificent sports facilities. This program is recommended for children with at least an intermediate level of English.

For more information on this program, please contact us directly in the U.S. so that we may evaluate your specific needs.

Click to download the brochureFor more information on this program, please check out our Academic Year Brochure and email us at so we can evaluate your specific needs.