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.
- Admission as a student to Andrews University.
- Competence in the language at the intermediate level is recommended. However, applicants with two to three years of secondary or one year of elementary-level college language study may be admitted.
- GPA of 2.25 in the language and 2.00 overall. Good citizenship record.
- Completion of ACA application with all required information and signatures (academic and financial arrangements).
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:
- For a language major: 12 upper division credits
- For a language minor: 9 upper division 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
French Major Requirements
FREN321, 331, 341, 351, 361, 421, 431 or 432, 441, 461. One of FREN374, 375, 376
Spanish Major Requirements
One of SPAN301, 302, 303
One of SPAN331, 332, 333
One of SPAN351, 352, 353
One of SPAN361, 362, 363
One of SPAN371, 372, 373
One of SPAN381, 382 (only for students in Argentina)
A description of these courses can be found in the ACA Bulletin.
A minimum of C is required.
In addition to language study, students participate in on-site guided field trips of geographic, historic, or economic significance. For more information visit their website here.