Andrews University participates in the Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) program as a member institution. This program gives North American students an opportunity to enhance their ability to use a foreign language and to experience a foreign culture while completing the requirements for a baccalaureate degree in the regular four-year period without losing credits or extending their courses of study.
The Adventist Colleges Abroad program offers a wide variety of courses in composition, phonetics, reading, literature, folklore culture, business, and civilization. Other courses may be taken to fulfill General Education requirements. In addition, students participate in on-site guided field trips of geographic, historic, or economic significance.
Fulfilling Major/Minor Requirements. Adventist Colleges Abroad students with majors or minors in a language are encouraged to take the required conversation, composition, civilization, and literature courses at the upper division level while studying abroad if their level of proficiency enables them to do so (see major requirements). Upon their return to Andrews University, students must take in residence the following minimum number of credits:
These requirements apply to all students who spend a full school year abroad, including transfer students. Students should take a normal load of 16 credits each quarter or 12 credits per semester. Students also are encouraged to take as many General Education courses as possible.
Adventist Colleges Abroad Summer Program offers students an opportunity to take, during a six-week session, beginning-, intermediate-, or advanced-level courses in the following languages:
Hong Kong Adventist College, Hong Kong
Centre Universitaire et Pedagogique du Saleve
Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen,
St. Peter am Hart near Braunau Austria
Athens Study Center, Athens, Greece
Jerusalem Center, Israel
Instituto Adventista Villa Aurora Florence, Italy
Centro Universitario Adventista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Valencia, Spain