EducationUSA Academy at St. Cloud State University

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Writing Skills Track

Constructing your Personal Statement for the College Application

Get a head start in preparing your personal statement to use in your college application by taking an academic writing class.  Take advantage of the opportunity for an individual meeting with a faculty member from a specific academic department by requesting a meeting at beginning of the program.


EducationUSA Academy Connects
at St. Cloud State University

8-week Online Program
February 8, 2021 – April 1, 2021


Program includes:

  • Personal essay writing class
  • Two virtual campus tours
  • Student Panel discussions with current international students
  • Two STEM-Research seminars with SCSU Science and Engineering Faculty
  • Visit to SCSU classes
  • Workshops on the U.S. higher education system
  • Meeting with SCSU Admissions Director
  • Cultural virtual excursion showcasing the natural beauty of the state as well as its people and history
  • Certificate of Achievement at the end of program

Program Requirements

  • Participant must be 15 to 18 years old at the start of the program.
  • English level: B2 on the CERF scale or higher.
  • Recommendation letter from current English teacher.Deadline January 25
    Teacher Online Recommendation Form
  • Technical requirements:
    • Stable internet connection
    • Computer/tablet with webcam and microphone
    • Latest web browser (Chrome or Firefox)
    • Latest Zoom meeting version App

Class Schedule

  • Classes/sessions will be synchronous and asynchronous Zoom meetings.
  • Attendance is required
  • Class/session participation is encouraged
  • Classes will be held for 60 minutes
  • Classes/sessions meet 3 times a week
  • See tentative schedule


  • English Faculty:
    Dr. Isolde Mueller

  • Science and Engineering Faculty:
    Dr. John Sinko


Dates and tuition

EducationUSA Academy Connects
February 8, 2021 – April 1, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 28, 2021
Orientation Session: February 8, 2021
Sessions: February 9, 2021 - April 1, 2021
Tuition: US$260
Register Here


Your Next Steps

Step 1:
Create your account
Register Here
Step 2:
Complete the registration form
Step 3:
Securely pay with a credit card