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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 with at least intermediate-level English proficiency


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

Relevant Dates:

Summer 2023 session dates are July 10 - August 4.

More Information:

International Academy is offered on campus for Summer 2023. A world-class university experience is more accessible than ever. We are accepting applications for this 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. At the same time, participants will improve their ability to communicate their subject-area knowledge in English with oral and written communication classes. Study on campus with distinguished faculty from a top-ranked global university.


  • Attend interactive classes 5 days a week for 120 total weekly hours
  • Get hands-on, practical experience and experiential learning
  • Connect with expert faculty to receive career guidance and field insights
  • Gain U.S. cultural knowledge and academic perspectives
  • Improve technical written English and oral communication
  • Visit local educational and cultural sites
  • Receive a certification of completion

Sample Schedule

Times shown are in Central Daylight Time (CDT/GMT-5).

Times Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.


  Class 1 Class 1 Class 1 Class 1 Class 1
2:00pm-5:00pm   Class 2 Class 2 Class 2 Class 2 Class 2

Program Tracks

Select a track to learn more.


Summer 2023

Program cost includes tuition and fees, housing and food, books and materials, one month of university health insurance, and cultural immersion activities.

  • $4,500 per student for English + academic track (120 hours total)

Students who need a Form I-20 for an F-1 visa must pay a $200 fee for tuition deposit and document issuance. Additional visa processing fees will be paid directly to the U.S. government ($350 for SEVIS fee receipt; $160 for visa application fee). 


Summer 2023 session dates are July 10 - August 4. To ensure timely processing, please complete the application by May 1, 2023.

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Program Track Details


Gain exposure to the study of business in the U.S., learn from business experts, make company visits, and gain skills in business English and U.S. culture.

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

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Advertising and Public Relations

Explore the difference between advertising and public relations, learn how new media compares with traditional advertising and PR, learn about managing change in the industry, study current issues, and complete case study exercises. Be exposed to U.S. business culture, language, and expression and complete a project with a client for your portfolio.

  • Foundations of Advertising, PR and Social Media
  • Client Project
  • Oral Communication for Advertising and PR
  • Written Communications for Business

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Business Negotiation

Develop a broad array of negotiation skills and understand negotiations in useful analytical frameworks. Gain effective practical skills with an emphasis on simulations, role-playing, and cases.

  • The Art and Science of Negotiation
  • Written Communications in Business
  • Business English for Oral Communication

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Educational Psychology

Discover the latest developments in educational psychology, visit testing centers and labs, and present on self-directed educational outcomes while improving professional skills in interpersonal communication, speech, and writing. This program is for designed those pursuing a career in education, school counseling, educational advising, or family therapy.

  • Introduction to Educational Psychology: Theory
  • Educational Psychology Application
  • Oral Communication
  • Academic Writing

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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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