Realities of International Living

This material has been included to prepare students in advance for the realities of ACA campus life abroad. It should be studied carefully as students decide whether to participate in the program and reviewed carefully during the first and second months of the year abroad experience.

Students enrolling in the ACA program will find that there are many adjustments to make in studying on an international campus in a language other than their own. An important rule in international living is to expect to change and to do things differently than you do at home. That is the norm. Students who cannot adjust well and make changes in their diet and daily routines especially with things that may initially appear distasteful or demeaning will find international living experience very difficult.