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International Academy

Experience a top U.S. university, take courses in your major while improving your English, and enjoy educational and cultural enrichment activities.

At a Glance


Undergraduate international students

Relevant Dates:

Summer 2021 session dates are July 19 - August 14.


Academic coursework in selected track + English communication classes.

Program Features:

Interactive classes; practical experience and experiential learning; access to faculty and field experts; cultural and academic experiences; completion certificate.

More Information:

International Academy will be online for Summer 2021. A world-class university experience is more accessible than ever. We are accepting applications for our online Summer 2021 session.

If you have any questions, e-mail or call (512) 471-2480.


Complete the online application to secure your place.

About the International Academy

International Academy is a short-term customized program for university-level students. Students will gain first-hand experience in their selected track with a curriculum that focuses on practice, problem-solving and application, while improving their ability to communicate their subject-area knowledge in English with oral and written communication classes. Classes will be delivered 100% online through live instruction with distinguished faculty from a top-ranked global university.


  • Attend interactive classes online 5 days a week for 30 total weekly hours
  • Hands-on, practical experience and experiential learning
  • Connect with experts, get career guidance and field insights
  • Gain U.S. cultural knowledge and academic perspectives
  • Improve technical written English and oral communication
  • Better understand and prepare for U.S. university admissions
  • Experience cultural enrichment activities, tours and other subject-related out of classroom learning
  • Receive a certification of completion

Sample Schedule

Download a sample schedule (PDF) for the Summer 2021 online session.

Download Sample Schedule (PDF) 

Program Tracks

Select a track to learn more. 


Summer 2021

Summer 2021 International Academy will be all online. Tuition includes all academic materials, access to online university resources, pre-orientation and certificate of completion.

  • $2,350 per student for English + Academic track (120 hours total)
  • $1,300 per student for English only (60 hours)
  • $1,300 per student for Academic track only (60 hours)



Summer 2021 session dates are July 19 - August 14. To ensure timely processing, please complete the application by June 25, 2021.


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Program Track Details


Gain presentation skills and improve written communication. Explore management types, business etiquette and customs, negotiation styles, and leadership. Engage in case-study learning with current issues in business. Develop management skills and gain a competitive edge in the job market. 

  • Foundations of Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Written Communications in Business
  • Business English for Oral Communication

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Gain hands-on experience in engineering and improve scientific written and oral communications in English. You will identify an engineering problem and work in groups to research, design and execute an experiment and develop solutions.

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Engineering Physics
  • Written Communication for Science
  • Oral Communication for Science

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Language and Culture

Improve your English language and learn more about U.S. culture. This program offers unique cultural experiences, helping you advance your knowledge and communication skills through practice.

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading and Discussion
  • Writing
  • American Culture
  • Communication Skills and Strategies

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Software Engineering

Gain hands-on experience in software engineering and improve scientific written and oral communications in English. From an applied engineering angle, students will utilize labs and complete a programming project that will be presented at the end of the program.

  • Foundations of Software Engineering
  • Oral Communication for Science
  • Written Communications in Science

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