Adventist Colleges Abroad

Make the world your classroom.

Learning without borders

The Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) program at Union Adventist University allows students to immerse themselves in the culture and life of the host country and become conversant in the language; mature socially, spiritually, and intellectually; and develop sensitivity to cultural differences and a sense of responsibility for and mission to other people of the world. This opportunity is provided to qualified students for international study while completing degree requirements at their home colleges and universities.

Bachelors of Arts majors and minors in French, German, Italian, and Spanish may be earned through this program. Language studies are also available in Greek, Hebrew and Portuguese during the summer.

Students currently have the opportunity to study abroad through the ACA program at Union Adventist University in the following countries during the academic year: France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Lebanon. Summer programs are available in France, Austria, Italy, Brazil, Spain and Israel. 

Union Adventist University is a member of ACA, a cooperative arrangement between Adventist colleges and universities of the United States and participating Adventist colleges and universities in other countries. ACA is operated by the Education Department and the Higher Education Cabinet of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

If you have additional questions please contact the Union Adventist University ACA coordinators Nancy Meier or Dr. Logan.

Get ready for an experience that will broaden your horizons.

Adventist Colleges Abroad application policies

Academic year applicants will: 
  • Complete at least one full-time semester in residence at Union Adventist University.
  • Be in good and regular standing at Union Adventist University while maintaining an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Establish a financial payment contract with Union Adventist University Student Financial Services or pay for the program in full. 
  • If pursuing a major in Spanish, complete two high school years or one college year of classes in prerequisite language study with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Summer program college applicants will:

  • Complete at least one full-time semester in residence at Union Adventist University.
  • Be in good and regular standing at Union Adventist University while maintaining an overall minimum GPA of 2.5. 
  • Establish a financial payment contract with Union Adventist University Student Financial Services or submit payment for the program in full.  

Summer program high school applicants will:

  • Complete at least the sophomore year in high school.
  • Apply and enroll at Union Adventist University as a non-degree seeking student.
  • Submit tuition payment in full to Union Adventist University Student Financial Services. 
  • Provide a letter from your high school registrar verifying minimum overall GPA of 3.0.   

Exceptions to Union Adventist University policies can be submitted to the Union Adventist University ACA coordinator for consideration.

What's the cost?

Dates and costs

Dates and prices are updated each spring and can be found on the Adventist Colleges Abroad
website: https://www.acastudyabroad.com/

Majors and minors.

Degree options

Union Adventist University offers the following degrees as part of the modern foreign language program in conjunction with Adventist Colleges Abroad.

Foreign Language Studies—four-year bachelor of arts degree only available as a double major . Union also offers a minor in Modern Foreign Language that can be paired with a major in another program.

Students taking the above degrees can choose an emphasis in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese