Adventist Colleges Abroad Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) is a consortium of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America, which grew out of the Year-Abroad program begun by then La Sierra College in 1961.

We provide qualified students opportunities for study overseas while completing the requirements of their major programs at their home colleges. This program allows students to immerse in the culture and life of the host country and to become conversant in the language.

In addition, students participate in on-site guided field trips of geographic, historic, or economic significance. As a result of their experience abroad, many students have been inspired to return to theses countries in positions of service. This program is open to all students, regardless of their major.

Registration deadlines may be sooner than you think, so ACT NOW!

Schools & Countries

Schools are listed here by country. Selecting a country will drop down more information about that school including Cultural Tours schedule and the schools mailing address.

Argentina will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterSep 15Sep 19
First QuarterSep 22Nov 28
Second QuarterDec 1Feb 27
Christmas BreakDec 15Jan 5
Spring VacationMar 2Mar 8
Third QuarterMar 9May 15
DepartureMay 18

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

ArgentinaFirst QuarterSecond QuarterThird Quarter
SpanishBuenos AiresPeru
Iguazu Falls
Rio de Janeiro


Universidad Adventista del Plata
25 de Mayo 99
3103 Libertador San Martin
Entre Rios, Argentina

Austria will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterSep 8Sep 9
First QuarterSep 10Nov 21
Second QuarterNov 24Feb 27
Christmas BreakDec 20Jan 6
Winter VacationFeb 14Feb 22
Third QuarterMar 2May 31
Spring VacationMar 28Apr 12
Government TestingMay 27May 29
Departure DatesJun 1,2

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

AustriaFirst QuarterSecond QuarterThird Quarter
GermanVienna (October, 4 days)Skiing Week (January, 6 days)Berlin, Potsdam, Wittenberg, Dresden,
Meissen, Saxon Switzerland (April, 1 week)


Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen
A-4963 St. Peter am Hart
Bei Braunaau am Inn, Austria

Brazil will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterAug 18Aug 19
First SemesterAug 20Dec 11
Christmas VacationDec 12Jan 7
Second SemesterJan 8Jun 2
Departure DatesJun 3

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

BrazilTours
PortugueseIguazu Falls, Pantanal, Eco-tourism in Amazon Forest, Rio de Jeneiro, Sao Paulo

 

Brazil Adventist University
Estrada Municipal Pastor Walter Boger KM 3,4
Engenheiro Coelho - Sao Paulo
Caixa Postal 11 - CEP 13165-970

Newbold will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterSep 1Sep 2
First SemesterSep 3Dec 10
Fall VacationOct 27Oct 31
Christmas/Winter BreakDec 12Jan 18
Second SemesterJan 20May 7
Spring VacationMar 25Apr 6
Departure DatesMay 7,8

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

EnglandFirst SemesterSecond Semester
English/LiteratureWindsor Castle, National Opera, West End Musical, Globe Theatre, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Tower of London National Portrait Gallery, and many more tours.National Gallery, National Opera, Virginia Woolf's Home in Essex, CS Lewis' Home in Oxford, Museums: Imperial War, Natural History, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and many more tours.


Newbold College of Higher Education
St. Marks Road
Binfiels, Bracknell, Berkshire
RG42 4AN, England

France will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterSep 15Sep 17
First QuarterSep 18Dec 9
Fall VacationOct 24Nov 2
Christmas BreakDec 10Jan 4
Second QuarterJan 5Mar 13
Winter VacationFeb 7Feb 15
Third QuarterMar 17May 31
Spring VacationApr 17Apr 26
Government TestingMay 27May 29
Departure DatesJun 8,9

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

FranceFirst QuarterSecond QuarterThird Quarter
FrenchTouraine and Paris (October 19-23)
Alsace and Strasbourg (December 7-9)
Côte d'Azur (April 13-16)


Campus Adventiste du Salève
B.P. 74
74160 Collonges-sous-Salève
Cedex, France

Germany will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterSep 11,12Sep 15
First QuarterSep 16Nov 21
Fall VacationOct 30Nov 2
Christmas BreakDec 20Jan 11
Second QuarterNov 24Feb 13
Winter VacationFeb 14Mar 15
Third QuarterMar 16Jun 6
Spring VacationMay 26May 31
Government TestingTBA
Departure DatesJun 11,12

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

GermanyFirst QuarterSecond QuarterThird Quarter
GermanNorth Germany with Luebeck and Hamburg (October)South Germany, Munich, Neuschwanstein, Salzburg in Austria (March)Saxony, Dresden, Meissen, Saxon Switzerland or Thuringia with Weimar (May)


Friedensau Adventist University
(Theologische Hochschule Friedensau)
An der Ihle 5a
39291 Friedensau
Sachen-Anhalt, Germany

Italy will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterSep 15Sep 16
First QuarterSep 17Dec 17
Fall VacationOct 30Nov 2
Christmas BreakDec 18Jan 6
Second QuarterJan 7Mar 20
Spring VacationMar 14Mar 22
Third QuarterMar 23May 31
Spring VacationApr 3Apr 12
Government TestingEnd of May
Departure DatesJun 1,2

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

ItalyFirst QuarterSecond QuarterThird Quarter
ItalianCinque Terre Weekend retreat in Poppi, 4 days in Naples, Pompei, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, (Positano Milano, Ravenna, Bolongna)Florence Museums, (Pisa & Lucca, Cinci, Siena), Venice Carnival, (Volterra, San Gimignano)Rome & Vatican, Verona, Lago Di Garda, Sicily (Taormina, Syracuse, Palermo, Mount Etna, Aeolian Islands, Cefalu and more)

Istituto Avventista Villa Aurora
(Italian Adventist College)
Via Del Pergolino 12
50139 Florence, Italy

Lebanon will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterSep 17Sep 19
First SemesterSep 22Jan 23
Christmas BreakDec 22Jan 7
Winter BreakJan 24Feb 14
Second SemesterFeb 17Jun 11
Departure DatesJun 14

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

LebanonFirst SemesterSecond Semester
ArabicBeirut National Museum, Byblos, Jietta Grotto, Harissa, Chouf Region UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), FarayaSidon and Tyre, Jordan, Baalbek, Beqaa Valley, Cedars, Turkey (Depending on enrollment)


Middle East University
P.O. Box 90-481
Jdeidet El Metn
Metn 1202 2040 Beirut, Lebanon

Spain will have a summary statement here about the school and program.

Academic Calendar:

StartEnd
Arrive and RegisterSep 16Sep 17
First QuarterSep 18Dec 12
Fall VacationOct 27Nov 2
Christmas BreakDec 15Jan 6
Second QuarterJan 7Mar 15
Winter VacationMar 15Mar 22
Third QuarterMar 23May 29
Spring VacationApr 1Apr 5
Government TestingMay 22
Departure DatesMay 31

 

Cultural Tours Schedule:

SpainFirst QuarterSecond QuarterThird Quarter
SpanishSagunto, Valencia,Andalucia,(Granada, Algeciras, Morocco-North  Africa, Sevilla, Cordoba), (October 13-20)Barcelona/Andorra (Thermal Spa), (February 17-20)Castilla (Toledo, Segovia, Madrid), Pensicola Port Aventura (theme-park) (April 7-12)


Centro Universitario Adventista de Sagunto
Escuela Superior de Español de Sagunto
Sagunto College
Carretera de Petres s/n
Apartado 52
46500 Sagunto (Valencia), Spain

Mark of Distinction

After completing a year abroad at the Intermediate level or above through ACA not only are you considered fluent but you are also granted a minor in that language from La Sierra University. 

Contact US

studiesabroad@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951.785.2958