Discover the USA with our Best of America program

Best for developing fluent English skills while exploring the iconic culture of the USA

What is our Best of America program?

With our Best of America Intensive Academic Year program, you’ll spend 8 months immersing yourself fully in 1 of 4 exciting American cities, including Boston, New York, Miami and Santa Barbara.  Study with students from all over the world, combining English language classes with fascinating modules that explore American media, music, culture, and sport.

Increase your English language fluency while getting to know a new location and culture. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of long-term study, including 3 week session breaks, allowing you the chance to really discover what makes America so unique. 


  • You want to achieve a high level of fluency
  • You want to spend 8 months immersed fully in the American lifestyle and connect with local students through our American Buddy Program
  • You want to combine English learning with a specialized study of American culture
  • You want to study with the same classmates throughout the duration of your course
  • You want to benefit from our exclusive K+ learning materials

Key facts

  • Course length: 
    32 weeks with 3 weeks of session breaks
  • Start dates: 
    18th September 2017
  • Entry level: 
    Minimum level of English: Elementary (A1) in Santa Barbara and New York. Intermediate (B1) in Boston and Miami
  • Minimum age: 
    16 Years old
  • Lesson hours: 
    45 minutes
  • Class size: 
    Average 12, Maximum 15
  • Timetable: 

    All courses are Monday–Friday, with morning and afternoon classes

Course structure
  • 20 Lessons (15 hours) of English
  • 8 8 lessons (6 hours) of American Studies
  • 7 Sessions (5.25 hours) of K +tools, K +eXtra, and K +clubs:
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Program Structure

Which schools offer this course

Entry level for all General English courses are Elementary. What is my indicative English level

Why Choose Kaplan English Courses?

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

We are a global leader in providing English language courses for students all around the world.

Our unique K+ learning system allows you to target specific areas of English and progress through language levels. Choose from a huge selection of 45 English schools, as well as a wide range of courses to best suit your needs. We aim to make your journey with us the experience of a lifetime.

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Certificate to prove your level of English

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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K+ English Language Learning System

K+ is our exclusive learning system that maximizes learning by embracing technology as a teaching and studying tool.

Focus on the four key language skills that are key to achieving fluency: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our materials help you learn in class, on the move, or at home. This integrated approach provides a fun and effective learning experience. 

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