Student or Learner
Which is correct?
1) I wish I were a boy.
2) I wish I was a boy.
Were is sometimes used instead of `was' in certain structures, for example in conditional clauses or after the verb `wish'. (FORMAL)
He told a diplomat that he might withdraw if he were allowed to keep part of a disputed oil field...
Both possible. AmE speakers, however, will tend to prefer #1.