Concord, California

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EducationUSA Academy Alumni


(Ages 15-18 years old)

We began offering the EducationUSA Academy for teens in 2016 and since then have welcomed students from 23 countries. Teachers, staff, and homestay families have had as much fun as the participants in this lively program with highly motivated students. Participants explore all the San Francisco Bay area has to offer: high tech, top colleges and universities, unbeatable weather, and inspiring natural beauty. Education USA Academy is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Meet Our Academy Students


Larissa and Samuel (Brazil) Sira interviews our 2019 July-August Academy women about their experiences. Ricky, Reiyo, Andria and Marta from our July-August, 2019 Academy share their experiences!
Mona explains how the Matty's School of English scholarship helped her to join the Academy. Matheus, Muhammad and Evgenii from our July-August, 2019 Academy share their experiences! Luka, Adam and Jorge from our July-August, 2019 Academy share their experiences!
Kie, Pablo and Amanbai from our July-August, 2019 Academy share their experiences! Jhonas, Alessia and Temchon from our July-August, 2019 Academy share their experiences! Carolina & Facundo (Uruguay)
 EducationUSA Academy Overview Video Jayde (Luxembourg) and Natalie (Estonia)   Ara (Armenia)
Berk (Turkey) Diego (Peru) Eduard (Romania)
Maisa (Libya) Shiyo (Japan) Ton (Laos)
Ayham (Jordan) Video in Arabic    

For more IEC@DVC videos, please visit our YouTube channel!


testimonial bill donna hostfamily
One student said that they rarely sat down as a family to eat together, but we always sat together to have dinner. He told us that was one of the highlights for him, sitting down and sharing our days with each other.

Host family Bill & Donna Gruenholtz

testimonial anrisa
They are so young, enthusiastic and full of hope. The future is ahead of them and their excitement is infectious. I walked out of class everyday energized.

IEC@DVC Teacher, Anrisa

testimonial irina
The students that come to the Academy are driven and goal oriented, they like to be challenged and taken to a different level. IEC@DVC Teacher, Irina

IEC@DVC Teacher, Irina

testimonial natalie estonia
What I liked the most was looking at American culture from the inside. Even though I’ve been to the US with my family, I didn’t feel like I was a part of the community. But when I came here this time, it was something new to me.

Natalia (Estonia) Summer 2018

testimonial Zubaida
My favorite part of the program was a diverse environment that expanded my cultural awareness by talking to people from countries that I have even never heard of before.

Zubaida (Libya) Summer 2018