Welcome to Boston International Academy

Our students love it here. Want to find out why? Read on to see what makes BIA the best choice for your study abroad experience.




Student Profile

Students come from all over the world to study English at Boston International Academy. We welcome students from all walks of life including international students (F-1 visa holders), tourists and temporary visitors, permanent residents, U.S. citizens, and more. Our student body has included doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, professors, and other highly motivated students who want to improve their language proficiency. All class sizes at Boston International Academy are kept at a maximum of 12 students.

Over 20+ Countries
Average Student Age
98% Student Satisfaction


Naoko studied in our ESL and TOEFL programs at BIA for four months. Today she’s enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University where she studies Landscape Architecture.

Our successful graduates have gone on to attend some of the following schools:

Fun & Immersive Activities

Accreditation & Partnerships

Boston International Academy is accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. Additionally, we are approved by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) to enroll sponsored students.

We also have partnerships with over a dozen colleges and universities across the country to offer conditional acceptance pending the successful completion of one of our qualifying ESL or TOEFL programs.

Fun Facts


School History

There are more than 60 colleges and universities in the Boston metropolitan area and many more in the greater New England region. This area is home to some of the country’s top schools, including Harvard University, Yale University, Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and more.
Boston has an amazing night life with many clubs, bars, and restaurants. We are also home to some of America’s best sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Boston Celtics. Finally, we have some of the country’s finest museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Art, as well as world-class theater, classical music, dance, and more.
Boston was founded in 1630 and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is home to many important events and locations in American history. Students interested in history and architecture will find a lot to enjoy in Boston!
Boston is a very diverse city with a large population of international students. When you study in Boston, you’ll have a chance to meet Americans from all over the country as well as visitors from nearly every country in the world!

Boston International Academy (BIA) was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jeff Lee with the goal of creating a focused learning environment with small classes and a strong focus on academics. Dr. Lee wanted to create a place where students could receive a more effective English education and be better prepared to achieve their academic and professional goals. We began offering ESL classes in 2007, eventually expanding our offerings to include TOEFL preparation in 2009 and TEFL/TESOL teaching certification in 2012. We received accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) in 2014 and are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

Boston: The Education Capital of the World

60+ Schools
20+ Museums
Over 10% International Students


Boston International Academy is dedicated to teaching English as a Second Language, TOEFL Exam Preparation, and TEFL/TESOL Certification to international students from around the globe in a small classroom setting.


  • We aim to provide international students with effective, quality English training.
  • We offer personalized services to help students learn English faster.
  • We support students in achieving their academic and professional goals.
  • We strive to foster an interactive learning environment.
  • We cultivate a diverse, all-inclusive community space for students to thrive in.
  • We vow to govern our school in an ethical manner, ensuring the fair and equal treatment of all students and employees under this philosophy.