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



Students Now Applying for a Spanish or Italian Visa:

It has come to our attention that most consulate appointment dates leading up to the beginning of the fall quarter are currently booked. If you are about to begin the visa process (or have yet to begin)- we advise that you already consider our "Plan B". US citizens can remain within the EU for a maximum of 90 days without a visa. Therefore, you may go to Italy or Spain for the fall quarter without a visa, but will need to return to the US during your Christmas break to apply for a visa then. Contact us immediately for further details.

2019 Oshkosh Camporee

The ACA office will be closed August 12-20, 2019 due to participation at the 2019 Oshkosh Camporee. During this time, we will not be able to issue any acceptance packages or visa documents, and ask that you prepare accordingly. If you need to reach us, please send us an email (, and we will do our best to respond. Thank you for your understanding!