About the program

EducationUSA Academy at UW-Madison provides an all-around college readiness experience to facilitate post-secondary success. Through either a Career Exploration or Intensive English for College Preparedness track, your experience at UW–Madison will welcome you with Midwest hospitality to one of the most beautiful campus, forward-thinking, highly-ranked universities in the country.

Program Dates Arrival Date Departure Date Application & Deposit Due Tuition Tuition Due
July 1 – July 19, 2019 June 29 – June 30, 2019 July 19, 2019 evening, or July 20, 2019 June 7, 2019 $4,995 On or before June 7, 2019

Meet the staff

Sara Bembenek-Saborio

BBA, Marketing and TESOL Certification, UW–Madison


Sara Bembenek-Saborio is the Lead Program Coordinator/ESL Instructor for EducationUSA Academy. Additionally, she coordinates curriculum and teachers the ESL component of UW-Madison non-credit international programs UW Advance and ACE. She has been an English as a Second Language instructor for over 12 years, both domestically and abroad in Costa Rica.

Christine Inthachith

MA, UW–Madison


Christine Inthachith directs international non-credit programs in the Division of Continuing Studies, including the precollege American Culture and English (ACE) program; the EducationUSA Academy; and UW Advance Programs, customizable programs for international students age 18 and older. Christine has extensive international experience, including consulting, teaching, and volunteer work in Southeast Asia and Central America.

Monique Lu

BA, Chinese Language and Literature, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Monique Lu is the assistant director of the UW Advance program and ACE. She provides general assistance and support to the international noncredit programs in the Division of Continuing Studies.