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) Updates:


ACA office working remotely –

Since March the NAD Administration moved all its offices to work remotely. The ACA office can ONLY be reached by email at This will delay some of our operations, but we will do our best to assist you in a timely manner. We appreciate your understanding, patience and support for ACA.

ATTENTION:All application deadlines for the summer and academic year have been extended indefinitely. Once a decision has been reached regarding the next academic year - all applicants will be notified. Further announcements will continue to be posted on our website here.

Prospective ACA Students for Summer 2020 & Academic Year 2020-21:

Are you looking for a summer language program? Or planning to join us next year? Please click here for all current and future updates.

Current ACA Students: 

For a PDF summary of all past and current updates from our office, please click here.