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Study Arabic in Lebanon

Middle East University

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Spring 2022 US$8,335 18 Jan '22 19 May '22

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About the School

Established in 1939, Middle East University (MEU), in Beirut, Lebanon is in the unique position of being the only Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education in the Middle East and one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Lebanon. Middle East University sits nearly in the center of the 10/40 Window. For 80 years, MEU has helped students pursue knowledge in a faith-affirming context and has inspired them to change their world through committed and selfless service.

Middle East University welcomes students from around the world. Currently, MEU is proud to have students, faculty, and staff representing over 40 countries. This legacy of international, ethnic, and cultural diversity, within the student body and among the faculty, has contributed to a rich cultural heritage, and sets MEU apart from other universities, giving students at MEU a distinctive advantage. Students’ and alumni reports consistently describe Middle East University as a warm, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere that provides an oasis, ideal for studying and growing in Christ.

Location and Campus

Middle East University is ideally positioned on Mount Lebanon at the eastern edge of the vibrant city of Beirut. This location affords plenty of opportunities to experience the exciting culture of the region while studying and living within the peaceful comfort of the university’s secure campus. Located in Sabtieh, an area named for the founding Adventist community, the beautiful, green, 33-hectare campus also boasts breathtaking views of Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea.

Safety Guidelines

Parents are often understandably concerned about the safety of their children
studying in foreign countries with which they have little familiarity. As such, we
have built several safeguards into the program to facilitate communication with
the students and to establish boundaries for the program participants.

To ensure the safety of its residents, security personnel, who are instructed to
permit only those with specific University business onto the campus, guard the
gate to the campus. After midnight, the gate is locked and is only accessible by
remote controls, which are only issued to residents of the campus.

General travel within Lebanon is safe, and crimes such as petty theft and assault
are infrequent. Additionally, it should be noted that Lebanon has exceptionally low
crime rates according to Interpol statistics compared with the majority of large
metropolitan areas in America.

Academic Program

Ranked as the 5th most spoken language in the world, the native language of over 280 million people, one of the six working languages of the United Nations, and one of 13 critical languages identified by the US Department of State, Arabic is a language for which there is great demand. Arabic is also the language of Islam, spoken by over a billion people worldwide. It is the living medium of a vibrant contemporary literature and culture. In the globalized world of today, competence in Arabic is an invaluable asset to jobs in government, international fields, and— most importantly— mission service.

MEU’s Arabic program utilizes Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as a baseline for engaging in Arabic language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Modern Standard Arabic also comprises a baseline for understanding Arabic grammar generally and for engaging the main Arabic dialects (Levantine, Gulf, Egyptian, Iraqi, Kurdish, North Africa).

The program’s proficiency guidelines and assessment rubrics reflect ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language) proficiency categories for each of the four language skills in evaluating functional language ability. ACTFL is a recognized American standard, which will assure MEU meeting ACA criterion.

The ACA Arabic program at MEU is not just about having fun in a new culture —whether it is learning how to cook traditional Lebanese food or traveling like Lawrence of Arabia in the Wadi Desert— but it is also about serving the local community. Students who enroll in the ACA program have a variety of opportunities to help local refugees, while also practicing their Arabic language skills.

Internships

As part of the Arabic Language and Culture program, students can serve twice a week to work with refugees in a variety of ways, including working with ADRA, teaching children at the Adventist Learning Center, and striving to meet the needs of refugee women. This internship is approximately 75 hours per credit, up to 1 or 1.5 per semester and 3 per school year, inclusive of all work, including coordination and preparation, providing feedback afterward, and creating and presenting an oral and visual report at the end. Other opportunities to get internship credits are: communication, marketing, teaching, television, IT, business, graphic design, photography, and chaplaincy.

Cultural Tours

Along with the classes and service-oriented activities, students participate in cultural outings, traveling to various historic and iconic destinations within Lebanon like Baalbek, Tyre, Sidon, Tripoli, Harissa, Byblos, Jeitta Grotto, and the famous Cedars of Lebanon. Three international trips are selected out of four possible countries: Egypt (Cairo), Jordan (Petra), Turkey (Istanbul), and United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi).

Life in Lebanon

Students will find Lebanon, and particularly Beirut, to be a very open and accepting Mediterranean culture and society with a unique European flavor. The cultural mix (European, Mediterranean, Arab, Persian, Turkish) is expressed in lifestyle, food, and dress quite familiar to European and American students.

The natural beauty of Lebanon inspires exploration. From relaxing days swimming at the beach to exciting adventures skiing, camping or hiking in the mountains, students will find that Lebanon provides an eclectic array of outdoor activities.

Visa Information

A free Tourist Visa is granted to most Western country passport holders upon arrival to Lebanon.  Corresponding information and instructions will be provided by the ACA office. Any additional questions may be directed/answered by the Director of the ACA program at MEU.

Cultural Trips & Tours

Scheduled outings may include the following:

  • Baalbek
  • Beirut (Hamra, Zaituna Bay, etc.)
  • Byblos, Harissa and Jeita Grotto
  • Egypt (Cairo and Luxor or Alexandria)
  • Faraya (Ski Resort)
  • Jordan (Amman, Petra, etc.)
  • Sidon and Tyre
  • Southern Cedars
  • Turkey (Istanbul)
  • United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi)

Study Chinese in Taiwan

Taiwan Adventist College

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About the School

Taiwan Adventist College (TAC) is located in a rural setting about 15 minutes away from Sun Moon Lake. Situated on a spread of 125 acres of hills and valleys, in the midst of nature’s abundant beauty and fresh air. TAC houses the most pleasant and cordial atmosphere for Adventist tertiary education for young people from Taiwan and abroad. Taking advantage of China’s’ gradual return to the world community, Taiwan Adventist College has been active in offering systemic and yearlong pastoral and health worker training both in TAC campus and at different teaching center in China.
You are invited to join in the fun with the local students in all the activities, mountain climbing, hiking, shopping and visiting night market. There are many athletic activities available on campus. There is a gym for indoor sports, soccer field, swimming poor. Daily dorm worship, youth meeting, vespers and church services are all part of the spiritual life here on campus.

Ancient and Modern

Understanding another culture is essential in our daily activities and in the international arena. You will have opportunities to develop an intercultural competencies and understanding, especially during the many field trips you will be having in your stay here at TAC.  You will have a good grasp of the Chinese culture, knowledge and understanding, especially when you learn how to speak and write the language. You will have the opportunities to participate in the local spiritual and cultural activities, both in Taiwan and in China, enriching your faith and understanding of the Christian values. The real immersion in the local culture and experiences is beyond our imagination and thought.

Visa Information

A visa IS required, and necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official Admittance email.

Study Hebrew in Israel

Jerusalem Study Center

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About the School

The Jerusalem Study Center is located in East Jerusalem, a short distance from the Damascus Gate of Old Jerusalem, the Garden Tomb, the Albright Institute and the Ecole Biblique. The Center is set up with comfortable dormitory rooms, and a good-sized classroom, a basketball court, and a lovely garden. Three daily meals are provided at the center.

The local time in Jerusalem during the summer is seven hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, ten hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time in the USA.

Local Climate

Summer months in Jerusalem run from May to September. While Jerusalem summers can get very hot and dry, the heat is usually bearable. The daytime heat is usually relieved by balmy evenings. Jerusalem is located among the hills of central Israel at a comfortable altitude of 2,500 feet above sea level.

What to Expect

The intensive six-week format is a full-time endeavor – classes for three hours per day and homework for the rest of the day, six days per week. All course work will comply with standard college/university requirements and will serve students well as they plan careers in pastoral work and/or teaching.

While tours can be exotic, intriguing, and a lot of fun, intensive international educational experiences make heavy demands on participants. We are studying the material we would normally cover in three quarters (or two semesters) in the space of six weeks. During the normal week of study, this translates into long days, hard work, concentration, regular and punctual class attendance (every day missed is a week!).

At the same time, there will be opportunity during the day for other kinds of activities. In addition, we will take usually one day per week for travel around the country and, of course, Sabbath will be set aside for rest, worship, etc. Part of the ACA experience is to become immersed in the culture of the country where you reside. You will have plenty of opportunity to participate in scores of memorable activities surrounding you in and around Jerusalem.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites for the course in Biblical Hebrew (graduate and undergraduate courses) – 6 weeks:

Required Excursions

During the course of the study program, there will be several excursions to various sites in Jerusalem and more broadly in the country of Israel. These trips will include an overnight visit to sites in the region of Galilee and day trips to the coastal plain and central and southern Israel. Students will find these excursions extremely enriching, as they will become immersed in the culture and history of the country as they study the language.

All outings are designated as cultural tours and are an integral part of the instructional program. Students’ participation and positive attitude are expected on these tours.

What to Bring

From the Study Center, students will find downtown Jerusalem readily accessible on foot, by tram, or taxi. All amenities are available, but may be costly. Therefore, please bring your own essential things.

Cultural Sensitivity

Without thinking too much about the culture shock most travelers to the Middle East experience, we can easily become the “ugly foreigners” everyone dreads to encounter. A good travel guide to Israel/Jerusalem has a section on social and cultural features. Take time to become acquainted with these customs so you can enjoy the wonderful world of the Middle East and its people.

As leaders of ACA, we seek to do our utmost to affirm and respect the values of our gracious hosts at our study center/hotel and of the surrounding community. We therefore make every effort to conduct our own personal lives in ways that are harmonious with the sensibilities of these kind people.

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which reflects an understanding of local culture and avoids giving offense. This requires taking personal responsibility for learning about the culture and practicing generosity, tolerance and genuine respect for the people who are the hosts as well as for each other in the class.

Planning Your Trip

Accommodations Before and After the Dates for the Course: Students wishing to come earlier and/or stay later than the class dates, must make their own arrangements directly with the the manager of the Study Center and pay separately.

Location/Directions

Students participating in the Hebrew program should fly into the Ben Gurion international airport in Tel Aviv.

Vaccinations

Valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate is required to enter Israel. You need to work on this in consultation with your physician.

Visa Information

A visa is NOT required for USA citizens. For other nationalities consult the respective consulates. . Please wait for the ACA official admittance email, before purchasing airfare.

Study Portuguese in Brazil

Faculdade Adventista da Bahia

Bahia Adventist College (FADBA)

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Spring 2022 US$8,662 1 Feb '22 17 May '22

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About the School

Faculdade Adventista da Bahia (FADBA), located in Bahia, Brazil, is well known for its mission, focusing on preparing theologians and young professionals for the work market and for eternity. FADBA has also been working on providing its students opportunities to learn other languages to better serve God in different areas. The recently founded Mission and Language School has been working to provide these opportunities for students, employees and the community. FADBA is located in the State of Bahia, 73 miles from Salvador, the largest city in the Northeastern Region of Brazil, and the 3rd-largest city in the country. As a major Brazilian port, Salvador has 2.9 million people and forms the heart of the Recôncavo, Bahia’s rich agricultural and industrial maritime district. FADBA is about an hour from Salvador by car and the access to the College is very easy and fast.

Faculdade Adventista da Bahia was founded in 1977. After having dreamed of setting up a new school for a long time, in July of that year, the Brazilian Eastern Union of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Bahia gave the go ahead to buy the Capoeiruçu Farm, which is situated in the town of Capoeiruçu, in the Cachoeira Municipality.  Finally, the state of Bahia was blessed with the presence of an Adventist educational institution.  Since that time, we have constantly been growing.

Today FADBA offers undergraduate degree programs in Business Administration, Accounting Sciences, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Information Technology Management, Dentistry, Education, Executive Secretariat, and Theology, as well as, master degree, and speciality programs in Theology, Nursing, Education, Business, and Psychology. We also have a Conservatory where music (voice and instruments) is taught for all ages, and the college has active choirs and orchestras.  Lastly, we also have a Mission and Language School.

The Faculdade Adventista da Bahia is looking forward to receiving committed and  engaged students to be a blessing among the Portuguese speaking population. Brazil offers stunning nature, breathtaking landscapes, rich culinary experiences and the friendship of its people, who are well known for their warm reception of foreigners. We are excited to work together with the Adventist College Abroad program sending and receiving students across cultures.

Location/Directions

The college is located close to many tourist attractions, such as Morro de São Paulo – Bahia, Chapada Diamantina, Praia do Forte, Costa do Sauípe, Salvador and many other places that offer incredible and unique cuisine, a lot local history, beautiful beaches with water temperatures ranging from 23ºC to 28 ºC,  very friendly people and unforgettable experiences. The climate is tropical, characterized by high temperatures and high humidity, the wettest being between April and July. Although the temperatures are quite constant throughout the year, the maximum temperatures range between 26 ºC in the winter months (July-August) and 33 ºC in the summer months (December to March), while the minimum temperatures vary between 21 ºC in winter and 24 ºC  in summer.

Benefits of an experience at FADBA

Visa Information

A visa IS required for the academic year, and necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official Admittance email.

Cultural Trips & Tours

Scheduled outings may include the following:

  • Chapada Diamantina, Mount of São Paulo Island, Salvador
  • Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
  • Eco-Tourism in the Amazon Rainforest, Manaus
  • Iguaçu Falls, Paraná

Study French in France

Campus Adventiste du Salève

Salève Adventist University

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Winter 2022 US$5,985 4 Jan '22 17 Mar '22
Spring 2022 US$6,299 22 Mar '22 5 Jun '22

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About the School

Salève Adventist University (Campus Adventiste du Salève) is about five miles from Geneva across the Swiss-French border. The campus itself is part way up Le Salève, the top of which is about 4,000 feet high. This mountain with its restaurants and breathtaking view of the Rhone valley or Mount Blanc attracts many from nearby Geneva. From the campus, the city of Geneva and the Léman make a picturesque view.Classroom and residence hall facilities are all modern in design and in a good state of repair. Generally two students to a room is the norm in residence halls. Each dorm room has a telephone for intercampus and external calls. Shower and restroom facilities are located on each floor of the residence hall.In any school year about 40% of the students are enrolled in college level courses in theology and French language and culture. Another 40% of the students are enrolled in courses in the Lycee which has course work equivalent to secondary and junior college level in North America. The remaining 20% of the students attend the elementary school. Approximately three hundred to three hundred and fifty students attend classes. About 45% of them are college-aged by North American standards. A number of them are married theology students. College and secondary school classes are taught in separate buildings, but both college and secondary students live in residence hall facilities and eat together in the cafeteria. Some elementary school children also eat lunch in the cafeteria.

Campus Life

A small bookstore on campus provides students with necessary books and stationery and it has a section of organic and gluten-free products. Village grocery stores and bakeries are about a one-mile walk down the hill from the school. Shops in town and in Geneva provide wide selection of goods.

The weekly service for bed linens has a one-week turn around time. Personal clothing may be done by hand or by using free washers and dryers in residence halls.

Classroom and residence hall facilities are all modern in design and in a good state of repair. Generally, two students to a room is the norm in residence halls.  Each dorm room has a telephone for intercampus and external calls.  Shower and restroom facilities are located on each floor of the residence hall.

An extensive intramural sports program and several youth-oriented spiritual activities operate all school year. Active students can organize and actively participate in numerous spiritual and social activities. Students can go with the staff in personal cars or school vans to concerts or theaters in Geneva or Annemasse at low-cost entrance fees.

Location/Directions

Students who know the time (day and hour) of their arrival can e-mail the information to the school two weeks in advance. A Notice of Arrival Form is available online and it should be completed at least one week in advance if transportation from the airport is needed. A school official with ILFE (Institut de Langue Française) with your name on a sign will be waiting at the airport lobby (right after the customs area). Students should wait where they are until the school van arrives to pick the up. In either case there is no charge for transportation on your first arrival or for your final departure.

Communication

Remember, the time difference is six (6) hours later than the Eastern Time Zone in North America. During the days of arrival, an operator is on duty up to midnight to answer calls. In the regular school time the phone is switched to an answering machine after 10 p.m. Emergency numbers are given. No message can be left. It is strongly recommended not to arrive after midnight.

The telephone service is excellent. Students may call out or receive incoming calls directly in their rooms. A computer-regulated prepaid service is connected with the telephone system. Prepaid accounts must be obtained in advance at the cashier’s office.

Internships

FREN 397: INTERNSHIP -1qh – 7.5 hours per week (75 hours total per quarter)

Academic Organization

ACA students attending Campus adventiste du Salève will be enrolled in the Institut de Langue Française (Institute of French Language) – I.fle. As a part of the registration procedure, ACA students will be given a French Language Proficiency Placement Examination before registration in the Summer and Autumn terms that will determine placement in the most appropriate French courses.

The IFLE Bulletin, with more detailed academic organization, will be handed out to students at registration time.  All IFLE courses and all final external examinations are designed to match the Common European Frame of Reference for languages (CEFR), set by the Council of Europe.  See this link.

T.E.F. For all Division and Levels Independently from the placement test, all the students are required to sit, at no extra charge, for the TEF (Test d’Evaluation du Francais) which is standardized evaluation of the student proficiency in French. A session is organized at the beginning and at the end of each Academic year at specified dates. The TEF is supervised by the Chamber of Industry and Business of Paris and has international recognition.I.fle is an examination centre for the TEF (see this link). The latest TEF results are handed out to each student at the closing ceremony.

All students must participate in the outings designated as cultural tours. These tours are an integral part of the instructional program. Record will be taken. Specific assignments and instruction will be given to those who choose these tours as elective for credits.

Certificates & Diplomas

The Institute prepares the students for DELF (Diplome d’Etudes en Langue Francaise) and DALF (Diplome Approfondi de Langue Francaise) which are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.

There are two levels of DALF:  Level C1 & C2.  The latest is considered as the level of a French speaking university student.  I.fle prepares students to the level C1.  Only advanced students with very high proficiency can seat for level C2.

Students with the DALF C1 wishing to enter a French university are exempt from linguistic entry examinations.

Fees for the DELF-DALF diploma will be paid by the school.

The Institute will make it possible for those who desire to pass the TCF for international bodies, a French language test awarded by the French Ministry of Education.

Students who take the following elective classes during the school year:

…will have a diploma in French language with a mention in international bodies, intergovernmental organizations delivererd by the IFLS.

Visa Information

For summer programs or applications for just ONE quarter, a visa is NOT required. Please wait for the ACA official admittance email, before purchasing airfare.

For two or more quarters, a visa IS required, and necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official Admittance email.

Cultural Trips & Tours

Scheduled outings may include the following:

  • Alsace - Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse
  • Beaune, Chambord, Chartres (on the way to Paris)
  • Chamonix-Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva tour
  • Genève - UN & Red Cross
  • Genève, Annecy, Lyon
  • Lausanne and the Olympic Museum
  • Paris, Versailles, Fontainebleau
  • Ski trip, Gruyères (Cheese and chocolate factories)
  • South of France - Baux de Provence, Cassy, glass & perfume factories
  • South of France - Cannes, Nice, Monaco

Study German in Germany

Theologische Hochschule Friedensau

Friedensau Adventist University

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Winter 2022 US$5,802 10 Jan '22 16 Mar '22
Spring 2022 US$5,802 4 Apr '22 11 Jun '22

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About the School

Friedensau Adventist University is the oldest Seventh-day Adventist school for ministerial education in Europe, founded in 1899. The university is located 20 miles east of Magdeburg and about 8 miles south of Burg. Berlin, the capital of Germany can be reached within one hour by train or car. The school is surrounded by nature with a creek running through the campus. With a history of over a hundred years, Friedensau has developed into a place where students from different cultures meet and study together. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ plays an essential role in life at Friedensau as it helps to bridge culture differences. Students are invited to participate in spiritual activities during the week as well as on Sabbath.

Campus Life

Sports play an important role on campus, both outdoors as well as in the campus gymnasium. Intramural sports include tennis, soccer (soccer field with flood lights), volleyball, table tennis, basketball, aerobics, horseback riding, etc. Please keep in mind that shoes with dark soles may not be used in the gymnasium. There is also a fitness room available to the students. (Free for ACA students, on application.)

Students will receive a free “semester ticket” for regional buses and trains. A bus service links Friedensau to Burg or Möckern, where students can shop. The “semester ticket” also covers travel to and in the state capital, Magdeburg, as well as surrounding towns and about half the distance to Berlin. There is also a small store on campus offering school supplies and everyday necessities. Students live in double or single rooms in our residence halls. Showers and bathrooms are on the floors or in the rooms.

Students have internet access in their rooms and in various classrooms and hotspots on campus. There is no additional charge for this service.

Location/Directions

ACA students coming to Friedensau will fly into Berlin airport (TXL or BER), where they will be met by representatives from the school. There is no transportation fee for the first arrival or the final departure. A Notice of Arrival Form is available on this site and should be completed at least 5 business days prior to arrival.

Important: To stay in Germany for more than 3 months requires a student visa. You can apply for a visa in Germany.  For this purpose, you should take the following documents with you:  your valid passport, and the documents that ACA provided: (acceptance letter, medical insurance letter, financial guarantee letter); a biometric passport photo; and Euro 100.

Local Climate

Below is a table indicating the average high and the average low temperatures for September through June:

Academic Program

ACA students attending the program at Friedensau Adventist University will be given a placement test to determine their starting level (usually A1 and A2-B1). Those beginning with A1 can reach the B1 level by the end of the third quarter; the second level leads to the TestDaF or C1 exam. Preparation for all external exams begins in the third quarter.

In addition to their requirements in the basic course, students at all levels take supplemental hours in conversation lab and independent study in reading and literature with individual discussions. Students may take choir or private music lessons (additional fee) and can participate in various on-campus activities such as ceramics or sports. From the second quarter on, students of all levels can take part in classes offered by the schools of theology and social work as guest listeners (if schedule allows). These are generally basic courses. WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE HOME SCHOOL REGISTRAR, if the students fulfill the requirements for these classes, they can earn credit.

Certificates and Examinations

The fee for one final examination will be paid by the university. Students wishing to take additional external examinations must do so at their own expense. The German Language Institute at Friedensau prepares students for the following certificates and examinations:

Internships

GRMN 397 INTERNSHIP – 1-3 qh – 75 hours per credit

Cultural Tours

Three four-day major tours are included in the ACA Germany program.  The students will visit the North German cities of Hamburg and Lubeck. Another tour takes them to Munich or Nuremberg and Salzburg/Austria or the Western part of Germany (Heidelberg and the Rhine river) and finally they will experience the baroque city of Dresden and the surrounding spectacular national park “Saxon Switzerland”. Students may also express special preferences which will be discussed by staff and faculty.

In addition, one-day excursions offered introduce students to the historic, cultural, and natural points of interest in the area. Saxony-Anhalt is rich in architectural monuments of the Romanesque style, of the Gothic period (the cathedral in Magdeburg)  and the “Bauhaus” style (Dessau). Berlin, Potsdam, and Leipzig are one to two hours away from Friedensau and are visited for museums, concerts, castle tours, and other special cultural events.

All students must participate in the outings designated as ACA cultural tours. These tours are an integral part of the instructional program. Record will be taken and specific assignments given. Students’ completion of these assignments and positive participation in the tours will affect their overall grade in courses for which they are enrolled.

Visa Information

A visa IS required and will be obtained in the host country. Some of the necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official Admittance email.

Cultural Trips & Tours

Scheduled outings may include the following:

  • Christmas market in Erfurt and Wartburg
  • Dresden and Saxon Switzerland National Park
  • Hamburg and Lübeck; Baltic Coast
  • Harz mountains, Wernigerode
  • Munich and Salzburg
  • Potsdam
  • Spreewald
  • Wittenberg

Study German in Austria

Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen

Bogenhofen Seminary

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Winter 2022 US$6,251 6 Dec '21 4 Mar '22
Spring 2022 US$6,251 14 Mar '22 12 Jun '22

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About the School

Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen is located in a rural setting about four miles east of the town of Braunau on the river Inn. Across the river from Braunau is the German town of Simbach. About thirty-six miles to the southwest lies one of the most beautiful cities of Europe—Salzburg, Austria. On the campus itself, the dominant building is the former castle that dates back to the mid-fifteenth century and serves as the classroom building for senior high school students. The very modern men’s (the Burschenheim) and women’s (the Madchenheim) residence halls were opened in 1988 and 1990 and are very well designed and simply but tastefully furnished. Two students to a room is the rule and there is a beautifully tiled shower and bathroom in every room.In any school year, about 35-50% of the students at Bogenhofen are enrolled in college level courses in theology and German language and culture. The other 50-65% of the students on campus are enrolled in courses in the “Gymnasium,” which has course work equivalent to secondary school and junior college levels in North America.  College and secondary classes are held in separate buildings but both college and secondary students live in residence hall facilities and eat together in the cafeteria.

Location/Directions

ACA students going to Bogenhofen would most likely fly into either Salzburg, Austria, or Munich, Germany. Munich is about 75 miles northwest of the campus and air service is more frequent. Students are encouraged to fly to Salzburg, if possible, as it is much closer to the school. Someone from the school will pick up and return students one time to either airport. There is no transportation fee for the first arrival or the final departure. A Notice of Arrival Form is available online and it should be completed at least one week in advance if transportation from the airport is needed.

Local Climate

Salzburg lies at the northern edge of the Eastern Alps; therefore, the area experiences a winter season. Below is a table indicating the average high and the average low temperatures for each of the months, September through May.

The temperatures at Bogenhofen are usually a bit milder than Salzburg standard.

Campus Life

At Bogenhofen, you are invited to enjoy an uplifting spiritual atmosphere. Daily chapels, dorm worships, youth group and vespers, and church services are all part of the Bogenhofen spiritual life. As a large percentage of Bogenhofen’s students are high school students, some of the rules on campus are designed for high school students, but are well within the framework of a traditional Adventist lifestyle. More flexibility is available for older students. This is reflected in the electronic locking system for the residence halls, which allows for later curfews for students older than 18 years old. Students who wish to enjoy the year should try to blend in with the culture and accept the environment as it is and avoid forming an American clique. Access to the Internet is available in the computer lab, library, the classroom and at a computer terminal in each residence hall. Students who have their own laptop can connect to the Internet in the library or in the classroom.  Bringing a laptop will also make it easier to work on assignments, but is not mandatory.

Sports & Traveling

Many athletic activities are available on campus. There is a gym for indoor sports, a multi-purpose-court for basketball, soccer, tennis, a soccer field and a beach-volleyball court.   Intramural sports include volleyball, basketball and soccer. ACA students may participate in PE classes in the Gymnasium (senior high school). No black or colored sole shoes may be used in the gymnasium. School teams participate in an international volleyball tournament in the fall and several national and international soccer tournaments throughout the year.

In addition, ACA students spend a week in the Alps skiing, snow boarding, and ice skating provided that there are a minimum of 10 participants. The men’s residence hall has a fitness room and the dean of men is available for advice and help with a personal fitness program. Table Tennis equipment is also available.The rural surroundings are well suited for jogging, running, and mountain biking. Regular bicycles are available to students wishing to ride through the countryside or the four miles into the town of Braunau and Simbach. A deposit of $7-15 (depending on the condition of the bike) will be collected at the beginning of the school year and refunded to the student at the time of departure.   There is a swimming pool in Braunau.

Getting Around Bogenhofen

There is limited train service from Bogenhofen (Hagenau im Innkreis station) to Braunau am Inn. Also, the school has bicycles that are available to the students. These make it easy to get into Braunau or Simbach. Both of these towns have several stores with a reasonable range of items available. Trains to and from Hagenau im Innkreis also make Salzburg accessible either for shopping or for private music instruction. It takes a little over one hour to get to Salzburg.

Academic Program

International students attending Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen will be given a German Language Proficiency Examination before the course registration in the fall quarter. On the basis of the test results they will register for either the 100 level or 200 level German language courses. Those in the 200 level courses are expected to qualify for beginning 300 level courses by the end of the first quarter.

Language instruction courses are organized in two to three levels – beginning and intermediate/advanced. Completion of the first level prepares students to take the Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (Zertifikat Deutsch). Completion of the second and third level prepares students to take the “Intermediate Level” Östereichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (Mittelstufe) or the “Advanced Level” Östereichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (Oberstufe). Students at the first level complete their studies in three quarters, while other students complete the combined second and third levels in three quarters. It is also possible to take Business German on two levels, beginning and advanced. Advanced Business German will prepare the student for the ÖSD examination “Diplom Wirtschaftssprache Deutsch”.

In completing their full time load of courses (12-18 quarter hours), students at all levels take a religion course and can also participate in choir or chamber orchestra or take private music lessons in organ, piano, violin, guitar or voice (cost for music lessons is not included in the ACA tuition and must be payed separately to the international college). In the first quarter a vegetarian cooking class with emphasis on typical Austrian food is offered.

Since language learning, to a large degree, consists of culture learning, a number of cultural tours are offered during the school year, including four days in Vienna during the fall, and one week in Berlin and other sites of cultural interest in Germany during the spring. Salzburg, Linz, and Munich, centers of music and art, are one or two hours drive away from Bogenhofen and can be visited for museum visits, concerts, and other special cultural events. All students must participate in the outings designated as ACA cultural tours. These tours are an integral part of the instructional program and their cost is included in the tuition. Record will be taken and specific assignments given. Students’ completion of these assignments and positive participation on the tour will affect their overall grade in courses for which they are enrolled.

Visa Information

A visa IS required and will be obtained in the host country. Some of the necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official Admittance email.

Cultural Trips & Tours

Scheduled outings may include the following:

  • Berlin, Potsdam, Wittenberg, Dresden, Meissen, Saxony, Switzerland
  • Ski Week
  • Vienna, Burghausen Castle

Study Italian in Italy

Istituto Avventista Villa Aurora

Italian Adventist College

Program Dates & Prices

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Winter 2022 US$5,323 10 Jan '22 13 Mar '22
Spring 2022 US$5,869 14 Mar '22 29 May '22

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About the School

The Italian Adventist University Villa Aurora is located on a 14th Century Renaissance Villa in suburban Florence, the main city of the Province of Tuscany. Students enjoy the birthplace of the renaissance which changed the course of the world’s history. Only a 15-minute ride to the Center of Florence, its location gives optimal access to Italy’s rich historical, musical, and artistic culture and resources. The villa, itself, is of great architectural value and beauty. The garden surrounding it contains many indigenous and exotic species of plants and flowers, and many trees dating back several hundred years. The surroundings provide a serene environment ideal for study and the various cultural and recreational activities offered by the school.

*Students attending the program will receive a tram/bus pass that will have unlimited use (value of approximately €300). Students attending the program for the entire school year will also receive €100 during the 3rd quarter for their personal expenses.

Taking advantage of their location in the center of the Italy’s artistic culture, Villa Aurora students will focus on the significance of the Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance eras to Italian and Western culture and make numerous visits to local and national art treasures.

During the year students will tour such sites as Tuscany, including Siena, Pisa and the surrounding areas (Chianti), 2 days in Rome & the Vatican, Venice, Assisi, Cinque Terre (the Italian Riviera), a 5-day tour of Naples, Capri, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii, and a week-long trip to Sicily.

Founded in 1940, the university also offers governmentally-recognized university-level studies in theology. A coeducational institution with an average class size of 15. The school family consists of approximately 100 members during the regular academic year.

A new large classroom building was opened during the 1995-96 academic year. Students attend most of their classes in the morning from Monday to Friday, while in the afternoon Monday through Thursday students get the opportunity to experience hands-on courses geared towards art.

Three residence halls provide separate housing for men and women. In recent years the residence halls have been remodeled while a new kitchen, cafeteria, and library have been built to better serve students. Depending on enrollment, there will be 2-4 students per room.

Campus Life

The 15,000-volume library is under constant development and it offers easy access to various works of Italian/foreign literature, history, sciences, ecology, and works dealing with theology. A moderate amount of outside educational subsidies is dedicated to the further development of the multi-media department. Beyond the library, the greater resources of Florence’s museums, palaces and churches provide extended opportunities for students to learn about the culture of Italy and the city that was so vital in initiating the Renaissance and Western civilization.

Students will find the school library and the multi-media lab a user-friendly environment for studying, word processing, and surfing the internet. The campus has a multipurpose athletic field (tennis, basketball, soccer, and volleyball), a TV room, a game room, and a student cafeteria. These, along with the many other resources available on campus, compliment the first-class instruction provided by the Institute’s qualified faculty and staff.

The cafeteria features a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet in the best of Italian culinary traditions. Known for its good food, the University notes that there is an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables in the cuisine offered and that no pre-cooked food is served. Everything is prepared in the clean, modern kitchen of the cafeteria and results in abundant breakfasts, hearty lunches, and light dinners. Food allergies are always taken into consideration. Students are advised to inform the school of their food allergies so that special arrangements can be made for meals. Also, students may choose to learn to cook many Italian recipes as part of their program.

Important  Info: Students enrolled in the ACA program are permitted to stay at the campus no earlier than two days before the published arrival date and stay no later than two days after the published departure date (at no extra charge).  Arrangements must be made with the administration Ahead of time if students need to stay more than the two days allowed (upon the arrival and departure dates) an additional charge will be required.  Students who need to stay at Villa Aurora University during Christmas and Spring breaks may do so at no additional charge but should be aware that the cafeteria closes for a few days (dates will be posted) and the students will be responsible for their own food.

Location/Directions

*Villa Aurora will provide free transportation only from the Florence airport and train station to students attending the ACA program when arriving for the first time and when departing at the end of their stay.

For Students to benefit from this service, it is necessary to send their “Notice of Arrival” form ahead of time. Students can find the Notice of Arrival Form online.  After logging in to the ACA web page you can fill out your Arrival Form. You can also email your arrival information directly to the international program director if you have trouble filling the information online.

*Although it is strongly discouraged to purchase tickets to any airport other than the Florence airport a student may choose to use a different one, but they will need to take a bus or train to the Florence train station (Santa Maria Novella). Tickets can be purchased online or at the connecting train station.

If visiting Villa Aurora independently these are the instructions to follow:

By Air: Everyone is advised to fly directly to the Florence airport (the best option) because it is much easier and safer. From the Florence airport you can take a shuttle that will take you to the Florence train station Santa Maria Novella (SMN).
directions from SMN train station to Villa Aurora are as follows:

To get to the school from the train station the easiest way is by tram and it runs from 5:00 A.M. till 12:30 A.M.  There are 2 options to get on the tram once you get to the station. You can either turn right on the platform and go down the stairs to get to the tram stop “Almanni” but if you go left you will find the tram stop called “Valfonda” and both to the same destination. To make sure you’re going the right way, ensure that the stop says “Careggi Ospedale” on the destination where the times are located. You can take the Tram towards the Careggi Hospital from the train station. There are machines on both sides of the Tram stop that allow you to purchase tickets for the tram that are also valid for the city buses or you can purchase tickets at any newsstand. Please make sure to get your ticket “time stamped” inside the Tram car by inserting the ticket into any of the machines inside, failure to do so could result in a fine of up to €200. The stop you get off on is called “Careggi Ospedale” and is the very last stop on the tramway. The tram ride should only last about 20 minutes at the most. You will see a large glass building across the street.  When you arrive, cross the road on the right side of the tram stop and follow the road as it curves to the right about 300 yards.  Then turn left across the roundabout when you see the Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico (CTO).   You will pass the CTO on your right and the SDA church will be up the hill on your left.  When you reach the fork on the road, stay to the right on Viuzzo del Pergolino.  The school is on your left and you can enter the school gates from there.

By taxi:

Villa Aurora University address: Via del Pergolino 12 (University dorms)

University Main entrance
Viuzzo del Pergolino 8 (cafeteria and university/office building)

By Road: Toll road (autostrada) exit (uscita): Firenze Nord. Follow signs to Careggi Hospital (Careggi). Once you reach the main entrance of Careggi Hospital, turn right. About 100 meters later, Via del Pergolino starts winding up the Hill (The Hospital ”C.T.O” will be on your right). Follow the road up the hill and about 300 meters further and on the right-hand side you will find the entrance to the Villa Aurora University dorms. If you want to stop by the School Building or the cafeteria, instead of following the road up the Hill, follow the narrow street to the right. You will find an open gate on the left during work hours. If arriving later than 6:00 P.M. please make arrangements with the school by contacting us at  info@villaaurora.it or dip.lingue@villaaurora.it.  Parking is available on campus.

Program Objectives

The aims of the Italian Language and Culture Department are:

Conditions of Admission

The program at the Department of Italian Language and Culture is open to college and university level students. Admission and participation in the course are subordinate to the conditions of the college or university members of the North American Consortium of ACA.  Conditions of general character include the following:

Academic Program

Students can obtain a Minor in Art or Italian by taking courses offered by ACA Villa Aurora University to complete many of the requirements of their own home colleges/universities. Some Universities may also offer a Major in International studies with an Italian Emphasis. For this purpose, prior advice must be obtained from their respective colleges/universities as to what courses to take in Italy.

The following certificates are provided:

Internships

ITLN 397: INTERNSHIP – 1qh – 7.5 hours per week (75 hours total per quarter)

Cultural Tours

Tours/trips are a fundamental part of learning by allowing students to fully immerse oneself in the Italian Culture. All students are given information about each trip and location during school hours so that they may enjoy each trip to the fullest. All students are required to participate in the planned activities.

Visa Information

For summer programs or applications for just ONE quarter, a visa is NOT required for students staying no longer than 90 days. Please wait for the ACA official admittance email, before purchasing airfare.

For more than one quarter or those exceeding 90 days a visa IS required, and necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official Admittance email.

*Although uncommon, Italian consulates can take up to 90 days to process a visa application. To ensure that a student receives the visa on time, it is strongly advised to start the  process 90 days prior to the departure date (including the visa appointment date).

Cultural Trips & Tours

Scheduled outings may include the following:

  • 5-day trip to Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano 1st quarter
  • 8-day trip to Sicily at the end of the school year
  • Firenze and its Museums
  • Le Cinque Terre, Ravenna & Bologna
  • Milano, Volterra, San Gimignano, & the Ferrari birth place & Museum
  • Poppi (spiritual weekend in the Tuscan countryside), Pisa, Siena
  • Rome & The Vatican, Venice and its carnival
  • Vinci (Leonardo’s home town), Verona, Lago di Garda

Study Spanish in Argentina

Universidad Adventista del Plata

River Plate University

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Winter 2022 US$6,395 10 Jan '22 18 Mar '22
Spring 2022 US$5,285 28 Mar '22 31 May '22

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About the School

In 1898 Colegio Adventista del Plata was opening its eyes to a lifetime of excellence and service. Guided by Divine Providence, Adventist pioneers worked hard to establish a small school to provide Christian education and spread the gospel to this vast continent. Over time, the college became a university and today it is a conservative school where many students from all over the world come to enjoy a unique experience.

UAP seeks to meet the need of every student in spiritual, academic, physical and social aspects. The institution’s motto is “Gateway to Excellence and Service.” The university includes primary, secondary and university students with a total of 2800 students, 800 of which are living in the residence halls. This is a very cosmopolitan campus seeing as how there are students from 40 different countries around the world.

Campus Life

Life at UAP is very spiritual and quite conservative. Students may find things different from their colleges and universities in North America, but will come to enjoy experiencing this new culture if they bring with them an open mind and an understanding of cultural differences. Students are required to attend daily worships and may find the dress code somewhat more conservative than they are used to. They may only wear shorts to classes during the summer months and even then, the shorts must be knee-length, Bermuda shorts style. No jewelry or piercing of any kind may be worn on campus and men are asked not to wear their hair long.

Sports activities are an important part of everyday life at UAP. Not only are there facilities for tennis, volleyball, basketball and soccer but also an aerobics center. Gymnasts will find all kinds of gymnastic equipment available and those who like running or simply walking will have a vast green field and a pine-bordered field full of fresh air for exercising. Throughout the year there are many athletic and sporting events. UAP also has a swimming pool.

Social and cultural activities operate all year long, and active students can organize and enthusiastically participate in them. During the year, students are invited to spend time together with their professors outside the classroom environment. Opportunities such as these allow students, professors, and their families to come together on a more personal and cultural level, providing an inside look into the family life of Argentina.

Local Climate

Universidad Adventista del Plata (UAP) is located in the province of Entre Ríos, 450 kilometers from the city of Buenos Aires. Gentle hills covered patch-like with green, golden and dark fields accompanied by winding rivers welcome the newcomer to the UAP campus. As if wanting to break the monotony, the town of Libertador San Martín and the campus is highly forested with all kinds of trees.

Both the seasons and academic calendar are opposite in Argentina from North America. For example, while it may be winter in North America, students in Argentina are traditionally enjoying their summer vacation. ACA students attend UAP during the spring (September to December), summer (January to March) and autumn (April to June). The weather is generally mild, but summer can be very hot and humid (82-97°F) with some days reaching as high as 104°F. Classrooms are air-conditioned and dorm rooms have fans. Fall brings the most beautiful days of the year and some chilly nights (50°F). It is strongly recommended that students bring a heavy coat and some winter wear as both spring and fall can have chilly days and quite cold nights.

Location/Directions

School officials will be waiting to meet the students at the Buenos Aires Ezeize airport as they arrive. All students must plan to between 7:30am and 12 o’clock noon. At the end of the year, flights should be after 5pm in the evening.

Students should inform the program director of their arrival time as early as possible by  e-mailing their notice of arrival which should include their arrival time, airline and flight number; or you can go on ACA web page, click on Preparing to Travel, Arrival Form, complete the info and submit your arrival information directly to the ACA program director. If for any personal or circumstantial reason a student arrives before or after the arrival date, they will be responsible for reaching the university on their own.

Cultural Tours

Argentina offers four wonderful four wonderful ACA cultural tours which are included in the tuition:

  1. Buenos Aires:  capital city of Argentina (310 miles by bus)
  2. Iguazu Falls:  north of Argentina (932 miles by bus)
  3. Peru:  visit to Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu (2700 miles by plane)
  4. Patagonia: southern end of Argentina (1,029 miles by bus)

Students will receive a gift of USD 100 each quarter (total of USD 300 a year) for their personal travel expenses around Argentina and neighboring countries.

Packing for UAP

Libertador San Martín is quite self-sufficient. A wide variety of goods and products can be bought in the university’s supermarket and other stores in town. The town has almost everything students might need. ACA students from previous years have made the following recommendation: “Because it is often so difficult to pack absolutely everything one would like to have, bring only bare necessities for the beginning of the year and later you will be able to buy other things that you need in Argentina.” This is better than paying the extra charge for oversized or overweight luggage and having to deal with suitcases that are too large and heavy.

Academic Program

Spanish courses are divided into three levels: Intermediate, Advanced I and Advanced II. Each level has the following series of required courses: grammar, composition, conversation and religion. Without additional costs one can take up to 18 credits (the minimum is 12 credits to be full time) of classes. This may be accomplished by taking, in addition to the required courses of each level, such electives as Latin American Civilization (History, Folklore, Geography). Literature and Translation is also offered for students in Advanced I and II. Following this, there is a broad variety of elective courses that students will be able to take during the third quarter (March-May). These courses are part of the regular class schedule of the university and students need to be fluent in Spanish in order to take any of them. Permission must be obtained before enrolling in them and will be granted to those with advanced language skills.

Universidad Adventista del Plata (UAP) is able to give a ‘Diploma de Castellano como Lengua Extranjera’ (Diploma of Spanish as a second language) certifying linguistic competence in language and culture. This certificate is important when applying for a job which requires language skills.

At the end of the academic year, students will have to take an examination to demonstrate that they have the knowledge required for each level. These exams have a written and an oral section.

Internships

SPAN 397: INTERNSHIP- 1qh= 7.5 hours per week (75 hours total per quarter)

Certificates & Diplomas

Together with the State Universities of Buenos Aires-Cordoba – UBA and UNC- the UNL (Universidad Nacional del Litoral) is the headquarters of the CELU (Certificado de Español: Lengua y Uso) delivered by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Argentina. The CELU evaluates the student’s linguistic level in its written and oral form in daily, family and socio-academic situations. There are two language levels: Intermediate and Advanced.

ACA students who are interested in acquiring a diploma in Spanish totally accredited and recognized all over the world, will be prepared at the UAP for these examinations free of any extra charge.

All students must participate in the outings designed as ACA cultural tours. These tours are an integral part of the instructional program. Record will be taken and specific assignments given. Students’ completion of these assignments and positive participation on these tours will affect their overall grades in the courses with which they are connected.

Visa Information

A visa IS required and must be obtained before entry to the host country. Some of the necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official admittance email.

Cultural Trips & Tours

Scheduled outings may include the following:

  • Buenos Aires
  • Patagonia
  • Peru, Iguazu Falls

Study English in England

Newbold College of Higher Education

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About the School

Study British literature in the very country where it was inspired and written, including reading authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Hardy, Wilde, Potter, Woolf, Tolkien and Lewis. Study British history where the events actually happened, including visiting places such as Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel, Hampton Court Palace, Stonehenge, Portsmouth, the Tower of London and Tintagel.

Acquire new cultural perspectives from living and learning with students and staff from over 60 countries on a campus set within the safe environment of a small English village just 35 miles west of London, the capital of the United Kingdom, where 265 languages are spoken daily, and just 10 miles east of the regional centre of Reading, where 150 languages are spoken by young people as their first language

Develop intercultural competencies and understandings, especially in terms of learning to appreciate and use a very different form of the English language.

Participate in the spiritual activities of a truly international campus, reflect on religion, focus on faith – and take religion courses where missions were first conceived by thinkers such as William Carey, Hudson Taylor, Charles Spurgeon, Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts and John Donne. Participate in British Cultural Experience Projects/Internships.

Study at a British college which has been affiliated with Andrews University since 1983 and is an integral part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist system of colleges and universities.

Type of program offered:  Academic Year (2 semesters, minimum of 30 credits)

Local Climate

Temperatures on Campus

September 59°f 15°c
October 52°f 11°c
November 45°f 7°c
December 41°f 5°c
January 41°f 5°c
February 41°f 5°c
March 45°f 7°c
April 48°f 9°c
May 55°f 13°c

Location/Directions

Located 35 miles west of London, Newbold College is within easy traveling distance of some of England’s most famous tourist attractions. It is close to London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Luton airports, as well as the national rail network.

London’s thriving arts and cultural scene feature some of the world’s most famous museums, galleries, concert halls and opera houses, and is just an hour away by train.

Windsor Castle, the occasional home of the British Royal Family, is twelve miles away. Across the River Thames is Eton with its world-famous school, attended by the current Prime Minister and many members of the Royal Family.

Newbold College is in the Royal County of Berkshire and is situated just outside Bracknell, a town of 115,000 population and a major hub for the computer technology industry. The town of Reading, ten miles away, has a population of 230,000 and is an important commercial and retail center.

Travel Considerations

All ACA students are picked up by the college transportation on arrival and dropped off at departure beginning and end of academic year, free of charge.  For any other personal trips, please see the directions from the airport to the college.

Once your plane touches down in England, you still have to get from the airport to Newbold College.  We try to make this process as easy as possible by providing information in regard to how to get to Newbold from the 4 major airports in the London metropolitan area.  London Heathrow Airport (main one, 25 miles from the college); London Gatwick Airport, 50 miles from the college; London Luton Airport, 55 miles from the college; and London Stansted Airport, 85 miles from the college.   This is just the beginning of the warm welcome you will receive at Newbold College.

LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT—It is 25 miles from Newbold College.  £30-£35 (30 minutes) by taxi directly to Newbold with Bracknell Cars Ltd.  Pay with cash, there is a 15% fee for using credit cards.

Tours and Field Trips

SIX guided field-trips per semester. Destinations may include: London (Buckingham Palace, British Museum, Stock Exchange, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, English National Opera, National Theatre); Oxford (home of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis); Winchester (Jane Austen); Canterbury (Chaucer); Dorchester (Thomas Hardy); Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare); Lewes (Virginia Woolf); Lake District (Wordsworth), Stonehenge; Bath; Cambridge

An opportunity is provided for at least ONE MAJOR guided tour per semester. Destinations may include:

Visa Information

For summer programs or applications for just ONE semester, a visa is NOT required. Please wait for the ACA official admittance email, before purchasing airfare.

For two or more semesters, a visa IS required, and necessary documentation will be issued by the ACA office. All information and instructions will be provided in the ACA official Admittance email.

Cultural Trips & Tours

Scheduled outings may include the following:

  • Cambridge
  • Dorset
  • Globe Theatre
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • London Museums: Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum and British Museum.
  • National Gallery
  • Oxford
  • Stonehenge
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Tate and Tate Modern Galleries
  • The Lake District
  • Winchester
  • Windsor Castle