Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) is a consortium of Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities in North America and Australia which operates under the auspices of the Office of Education of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists located in Columbia, Maryland.

The ACA consortium provides opportunities to qualified secondary and undergraduate students for study in other countries while completing requirements of their programs at their home colleges. Students are immersed in the culture and life of another country while becoming conversant in its language. Through such experiences students also may gain an appreciation of and perhaps an inspiration for mission or other multi-cultural service.

We’ve proudly promoted Learning without Borders since 1961.

Check out the PDF versions of our Academic Year Catalog, our Summer Catalog, and our brand new ACA Magazine (>40MB).

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11 Foreign Schools


56 Years of Service


452 Courses


14 Member Schools


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

In light of the increased cases of the coronavirus - all ACA students are currently recommended to suspend all personal travel and stay as close to campus as possible. At this time, ACA is NOT evacuating  students from any of our programs. Nevertheless, it is to the discretion of the student to decide whether or not they wish to return home at this point in time.

This is a situation in development and we are closely monitoring all updates as they become available. We graciously ask that a calm approach be taken as we receive updates, and that the recommendations provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) be put into practice by all.

Do not hesitate to email with any questions or concerns regarding this topic.

We are praying for the continued safety and good health of all our ACA students, faculty and staff.