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4 seasons of fun at USU!

4 seasons of fun at Utah State!

4 seasons of fun at Utah State!

Apply for Global Academy

Before you begin you will need a copy of your current passport.

The Best Summer of Your Life!

Global Academy is simply one of the best ways to learn English and culture.  While you are here you will meet people from other countries, enjoy local cultural visits, go on excursions, and learn English by talking about the world around you.  It's an amazing experience!

This summer program consists of 4-week and 8-week sessions and includes academic English Language instruction and community interaction. The courses are taught by qualified graduate instructors.

A TOEFL or IELTS test score is not required but is preferred if available. Instructors will evaluate the student's English skills during the first days of the program and will divide them into classroom groups based on general proficiency (this is based upon the number of students participating in the program).

Diversity scholarships may be available to help you attend Global Academy.  Please see below for more information.

*Space available is limited, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-Arrival Information


Cost and Dates of Program

The cost of the Global Academy program is all-inclusive, meaning that from the moment you step off the airplane in Salt Lake City, you do not have to spend any of your own money to participate in the program.

Covered costs include:

  • English language instruction
  • Cultural activities
  • Housing
  • Food allowance
  • Special education seminars
  • Excursions


During the program, students will be housed in shared apartment-style rooms on-campus.  To see an example of USU housing, please click here to visit the USU Housing and Residence Life site.

Living on campus is a great way to meet people.  Your neighbors will be from all over the world!

With all the green space on our campuses, there's plenty of room for you to relax in the sun or shade, do a little homework, play some sports, or just hang out with friends.

Program Length


Total Cost

4-Week Program (Winter) January 15-February 14 US$2995
8-Week Program (Summer) June 4 - August 1, 2015

(Logan Campus Only)

4-Week Program (June)

June 4 - July 4, 2015

(Logan Campus Only)

4-Week Program (July)

July 2 - August 1, 2015

(Logan Campus Only)



Priority deadline October 17, 2014; Final deadline November 14, 2014


Priority deadline February 28, 2014; Final deadline March 28, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money will I need during the program?

  • You will not be required to spend any personal funds to participate in regularly scheduled program activities.  If you would like to participate in extra excursions or purchase souvenirs, you will need to use your own money.  The meal allowance stipend is sufficient for your living expenses during the program.

Can I use my current cell phone at USU?

  • Most cell phones do not work outside the country they are purchased in, unless you have an international plan to allow it to do so.  There are several service carriers available locally, as well as inexpensive pay-as-you-go phones available at local department stores.

Will I have health insurance coverage during the program?

  • Yes.  Insurance coverage will be provided to you at no extra charge for the duration of your program.  If you do not leave the Unit

How can I learn more about the program?

  • Please contact us if you have any questions!  You can contact the program coordinator, Ben Wilkey, at


Diversity Scholarship

As part of our commitment to promote diversity on our campus and within our programs, the Office of Global Engagement is pleased to offer Diversity Scholarships to students from underrepresented countries in the Global Academy program.

The diversity application deadline has closed for 2014. Applications for 2015 will be available online in Fall 2014, date TBA. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at