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Cultural tours are a requirement for every student attending a school through the ACA program and include both tourism and educational activities. There are no additional costs associated with the tours listed here and the schools will be making the arrangements for attendance for each student. (The cost is included in your tuition!)

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Buenos AiresPeru Iguazu FallsRio de Janeiro
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October: Vienna (4 days)January: Skiing Week (6 days)April: Berlin, Potsdam,
Witenberg, Dresden,
Meissen, Saxon Swizerland
(1 week)
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Rio de Jeneiro

Sao Paulo
Windsor Castle National Opera, West End Musical Globe Theatre, Shakespeare's BirthplaceTower of London National Portrait Gallery,
and many more tours.
National Gallery National Opera, Virginia Woolf's Home in Essex, C.S. Lewis' Home in OxfordMuseums: Imperial War, Natural History, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and many more tours.
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October 19-23: Touraine and Paris

December 7-9: Alsace and Strasbourg
Nothing ScheduledApril 13-16: Côte d'Azur
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October: North Germany with Luebeck and HamburgMarch: South Germany, Munich, Neuschwanstein, Salzburg in AustriaMay: Saxony, Dresden, Meissen, Saxon, Swizerland, or Thuringia with Weimar
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Cinque Terre Weekend retreat in Poppi, 4 days in Naples, Pompei Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Milano/Ravenna/BolongnaFlorence Museums Pisa & Lucca, Vinci, Siena Venice Carnival Volderra, San GimignanoRome & Vatican, Verona, LagoDiGarda, Sicily (Taormina, Syracuse, Palermo, MountEtna, Aeolian Islands, Cefalu and more)
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Beirut National Museum, Byblos Jeitta Grotto Harissa, Chouf Region UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)Sidon and Tyre, Jordan Baalbek Beqaa Valley, Cedars, Turkey (Depending on enrollment)
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Oct. 13-20:
Sagunto, Valencia, Andalucia (Granada, Algeciras, Morocco-North Africa, Sevilla, Cordoba)
February 17-20:
Barcelona/Andorra (Thermal Spa)

April 7-12:
Castilla (Toledo, Segovia, Madrid), Pensicola Port Aventura (Theme Park)

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
Phone: 951.785.2958

Admission to the ACA Program

The ACA Program requirements are:

  • Confidence in ones ability to learn chosen language.
  • Good citizenship record with home institution.
  • Ability to adapt to SDA standards in a new environment.
  • College GPA of 2.5 in the language.
  • College GPA of 2.0 overall.
  • Students will benefit from having previous experience in their chosen language program.
  • Certain language programs may have specific requirements different than those listed here.

Learn More about the La Sierra University Studies Abroad Program

Feel free to contact us for more information and answers to your questions.

For more information:
Phone: 951.785.2958