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Why ACM Off-Campus Study?

Studying off-campus will likely be one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of your life, and it's important to choose a program that's a great fit for you. 

What makes ACM programs distinctive?

Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins

A rich academic history

Since 1960, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest has offered programs that add a global dimension to the college experience by immersing students in new cultures around the world.

Designed specifically for liberal arts students, all programs are advised by faculty and staff from the ACM member colleges, guaranteeing that you'll receive an academic experience of the highest caliber.

India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization

Total cultural immersion

Whether you visit a historical site, live with a local host family, or work at a nearby community organization, you'll have an opportunity to enhance your cultural and linguistic fluency in a variety of unique spaces. 

Botswana: Development in Southern Africa

Opportunities for advanced research and applied study

Location-based academic work, independent projects, and internships/volunteer experiences will prepare you for advanced work in senior seminars, independent capstone projects, graduate school, and post-baccalaureate fellowships.

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

Small program sizes for virtually every college major

True to the academic structure of small liberal arts colleges, all ACM programs have small student cohorts to foster close collaboration with faculty and peers. Due to their interdisciplinary nature, ACM programs are open to students from any major, so you're bound to find a program that fits your specific needs and interests.

Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture

Experiences that add up to affordable study away

Whether it's an excursion to the rock cut caves of Maharashtra state during the India: Social Entrepeneurship & Development program, a weekend trip from Shanghai to Beijing, or travel from the beaches to the mountains of Costa Rica, students who study off-campus with ACM get a lot of mileage from their program cost.

ACM is committed to making the full range of study away experiences accessible for students, and that's why each program’s educational cost includes a variety of site visits, travel, community engagement opportunities, and much more. Compare the value. Choose ACM.

Interested in learning more?

See a full list of ACM programs