A Life Changing EducationUSA Academy Experience in Colorado

An Interview with Yousra Boulal By EducationUSA Adviser Elisabeth Bloxam Belgian student Yousra Boulal had never been to the United States before she traveled to Boulder, Colorado, as a 2019 EducationUSA Academy Scholar. “I had so many expectations … but at the same time I didn’t really know what to expect!” Yousra’s month in Colorado […]

Southern Hospitality at EducationUSA Academy

An Interview with Emma Runacres By EducationUSA Adviser Elisabeth Bloxam The American South is known for its hospitality: the friendly, welcoming attitude with which Southerners greet visitors. When Belgian student Emma Runacres traveled to Georgia as the recipient of a 2019 EducationUSA Academy Scholarship, she discovered this Southern hospitality firsthand. “I would never describe Belgium […]

Studying Sociology at an EducationUSA Academy

When Belgian students dream of studying in the United States, many imagine the bright lights of New York City. But New York is more than the Big Apple. Just ask Clara Tshiamanga, who spent part of her summer in Syracuse, a college town in New York state that is closer to Canada than NYC!

California Dreamin’ at EducationUSA Academy

An Interview with Teresa Duru-Onweni By EducationUSA Adviser Elisabeth Bloxam For high school students in Belgium and across the world, summer means vacation. Time to recover from final exams, to unplug from high school drama, and maybe to work a student job or take a family holiday. Not so for Teresa Duru-Onweni, a sixteen-year-old Belgian […]

2019 EducationUSA Academy Pre-Departure Orientation

EducationUSA Advisers in Belgium recently held a pre-departure orientation for the four Belgian secondary school students selected for the 2019 EducationUSA Academy Scholarship. The EducationUSA Academy is a pre-college academic enrichment program for international high school students offering specialized college preparatory content, college-level writing workshops, campus visits, and cultural activities. Students gain an insider’s perspective […]