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17 off-campus programs committed to academic excellence and cultural immersion

  • My decision to study in London & Florence was founded in a curiosity for cultures different from my own. Homestay in Italy gave me the opportunity to learn more about Italian family life. In contrast, apartment life in London compelled me to learn about life beyond the home.

    Kristin Anderson, Luther College

  • Studying in Florence has most certainly been the best experience of my life. I loved everything—the amazing food, my host family, my professors, my friends, all the trips around Italy and beyond.

    Kellie Griffin, Coe College

  • I truly gained independence during my time in the ACM Chicago Program. I think the opportunity to live on our own and have the opportunity to work in a company as an intern was a great look at what to expect in the coming years.

    Maddie Guy, Hanover College

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Botswana

  • Botswana: Development in Southern Africa

    Gaborone, Botswana

    • Dates: Spring semester (mid-January–mid-May)
    • Host institution: University of Botswana (UB) in Gaborone
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for the required Setswana language courses, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Application deadlines: Spring 2017 deadline – October 15, 2016

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Brazil

  • Brazil: Semester Exchange Program at UFJF

    Juiz de Fora, Brazil

    • Dates: Fall semester (mid-July–mid-December), spring semester (mid-February–mid-July)
    • Who can apply: Only students from the 14 colleges in the ACM consortium
    • Housing: Students live in rental apartments in Juiz de Fora.
    • Language requirement: Formal study of a foreign language—particularly Portuguese or another Romance language—and strong motivation to develop advanced level proficiency in Portuguese
    • Application deadlines: Spring semester 2017 – March 15, 2016 (early deadline), October 15, 2016 (final deadline); Fall semester 2017 deadline  March 15, 2017

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  • Brazil: Culture, Community, & Language at PUC-Rio

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    • Dates: Fall semester (early August–December)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university
    • Host institution: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
    • Housing: Homestay with a Brazilian host family
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for the required Portuguese language course, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Application deadlines: Fall 2017 deadline – March 15, 2017

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China

  • Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China

    Shanghai, China

    • Dates: Fall semester (early September–mid-December)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university
    • Housing: Students live in ECNU residence halls for international students.
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for the required Chinese language courses, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Application deadlines: Fall 2017 deadline – March 15, 2017

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Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment

    San José, Costa Rica

    • Dates: Fall semester (late August–early December)
    • Host institution: Optional dual enrollment at the University of Costa Rica (UCR)
    • Language requirement: Second-year college-level coursework in Spanish. All courses are taught in Spanish.
    • Application deadline: Fall 2017 deadline  March 15, 2017

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  • Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities

    San José & field sites, Costa Rica

    • Dates: Spring semester (late January–late May), spring quarter/trimester (early April–mid-June)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university 
    • Housing: Homestay with Costa Rican host families
    • Language requirement: Second-year level college coursework in Spanish taken in the year prior to the start of the program is recommended.
    • Application deadlines: Spring semester 2017 deadline – October 15, 2016; spring quarter/trimester 2017 deadline – November 15, 2016

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India

  • India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization

    Pune, India

    • Dates: Fall semester (mid-August–mid-December)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university
    • Housing: Homestay with an Indian host family.
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for the required Marathi language study, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Application deadlines: Fall 2017 deadline  March 15, 2017

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  • India: Development Studies & Hindi Language

    Pune & Jaipur, India

    • Dates: Spring semester or winter quarter/trimester
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for the required Hindi language study, all classes are conducted in English.

    • Application deadline: Winter/spring 2017 deadline  October 15, 2016

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Italy

  • Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture

    Florence, Italy

    • Dates: Fall semester (late August-early December)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university
    • Housing: Homestay with an Italian host family
    • Language requirement: Except for the required Italian Language course, all courses are taught in English.
    • Application deadlines: Fall 2017 deadline – March 15, 2017

     See also: London & Florence: Arts in Context (spring semester or winter quarter/trimester)

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Japan

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Jordan

  • Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies

    Amman, Jordan

    • Dates: Fall semester (late August–mid-December)
    • Host institution: ACM’s partner AMIDEAST, a leading non-profit international education organization.
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for the required Arabic language courses, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Application deadline: Fall 2017 deadline – March 15, 2017

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The Netherlands

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Tanzania

  • Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins

    Arusha, Tanzania

    Venture to eastern Africa, where you'll explore some of the world’s most famous ecological and paleoanthropological sites and complete a special project in your area of interest.

    • Schedule: Fall semester (mid-August–mid-December)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university
    • Host institution: MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS TCDC)
    • Living arrangements: Homestay with a Tanzanian host family
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for Swahili language courses, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Application deadline: Fall 2017 deadline – March 15, 2017

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United Kingdom

  • London & Florence: Arts in Context

    London, U.K. & Florence, Italy

    • Dates: 15- to 18-week spring semester or 10-week winter quarter/trimester
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites. Except for the required Italian language course, all classes are conducted in English.
    • Application deadline: Winter/spring 2017 deadline  October 15, 2016

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United States

  • Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Social Justice

    Chicago, Illinois

    • Dates: Fall semester, spring semester, spring quarter/trimester
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites
    • Application deadline: Spring semester 2017 deadline  October 31, 2016; spring quarter/trimester 2017 deadline  November 15, 2016

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  • Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

    Chicago, Illinois

    • Dates: Fall semester (early September–mid-December)
    • Who can apply: Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university
    • Housing: Students live in furnished apartments near the Newberry Library in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.
    • Language requirement: No prerequisites
    • Application deadlines: Fall 2017 deadline – March 15, 2017

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  • Oak Ridge Science Semester

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    • Dates: Fall semester (late August – mid-December)
    • Housing: Students live in an apartment complex in the Oak Ridge area.
    • Application deadlines: Fall 2017 deadline  March 1, 2017

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