Located near the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan, Andrews University lies in the midst of grape vineyards and apple, peach and cherry orchards. Lake Michigan, well-known for its white sandy beaches and small coastal towns, is one of the largest of America's five Great Lakes.

As an integral part of the program, ACTION AMERICA students will enjoy a variety of activities, both locally and in Chicago. Just across the lake from Andrews, Chicago is famous for its dazzling waterfront, excellent shopping and exciting cultural opportunities. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium, the Sears Tower - one of the tallest buildings in the world - and the Field Museum of Natural History are some of Chicago's greatest attractions.

Fruit and berry picking at local farms and orchards is a favorite activity for visitors to Southwest Michigan. Those who enjoy the outdoors will find the area beaches, lakes and rivers excellent for swimming, canoeing, cook-outs and picnics. Nearby forest trails are ideal for hiking.

Sports fans will also find plenty to do while visiting the area and may attend local games in nearby towns and Chicago. For those who wish to participate in sports, the Andrews campus is equipped with baseball, football and soccer fields, basketball, tennis and racquetball courts, and an Olympic-sized, indoor swimming pool. On-campus health clubs with state-of-the-art exercise equipment are also available.

Students and teachers will also attend local indoor and outdoor concerts, theater, and museums and will enjoy restaurants with foods from around the world. Summer fairs and festivals provide excellent opportunities to experience small-town and big-city American culture at its finest.