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ACM Program Coordinator


Our Special Projects Coordinator can answer most questions about the program or will put you in touch with someone who can!

Michael Vertovec

Associated Colleges of the Midwest
11 E. Adams Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603

Student Ambassadors

Want to know what it’s actually like to study away?

From picking a program to packing a bag, ACM’s Off-Campus Study Ambassadors have done it all and are happy to answer your questions. Connect with an ambassador on your campus or one from another college, and learn how you can have your own unforgettable off-campus study experience.

  • Maddie Topf, Carleton College
    Major: Biology
    "My favorite memory was hiking the Cinque Terre. We started the hike with just enough time to take the long route and still make our train home. At first, I was stressed that we might miss our train. But the views were worth it and I wouldn’t have done it any other way."

  • Zoe Till-Meidinger, Knox College
    Major: Psychology
    “Study abroad has provided the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my collegiate career, encouraging me to grow academically and personally. My favorite memory of Italy was the weekend trip my friends and I took to Verona. We practiced our Italian in small coffee shops, visited the house of Juliet, and climbed the steps of one of Italy's oldest arenas on a rainy afternoon, absorbing a breathtaking view of the city. In London, my favorite memory was taking a walk around Brick Lane and exploring the underground flea market with my friends.”

  • Mallory Rose, Lake Forest College
    Major: Biology, Business
    "My favorite memory was being able to travel around Europe so easily and immersing myself in various cultures. I was able to see so much of the world and learn about everywhere I went."

  • Gabrielle Laske, Luther College
    Majors: Music, Spanish
    “It is honestly difficult to pick a favorite memory from my time abroad because I was able to see and experience so many amazing things. What I will say, however, is that the people really make the experience. I had such a great host family in Florence, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to go back this summer to visit. I think the best thing was having made such a deep connection with both the city of Florence and the people there. It really feels like home.”

  • Kristina Randelzhofer, St. Olaf College
    Major: American studies
    “I loved family dinners with my host family in Florence. I enjoyed bonding with them over delicious Italian food, talking about our days, and watching soccer games with my host dad.”

  • Carly Fitzgerald, St. Olaf College
    Majors: Psychology and political science
    “I especially loved all the museums and theatre performances we went to – I wouldn’t have considered myself a theatre buff before, but now I feel more comfortable talking about it. However, my favorite part of the program was easily the London tube and buses. I miss being able to get around so easily, and can’t wait to be able to go back to London someday.”

  • Julie Greene, St. Olaf College
    Major: English
    "There were so many wonderful moments while studying abroad, but one of my favorites was visiting Venice as part of the program. I will never forget watching master artisans create glass sculptures or getting a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica."

Faculty Advisors

How do ACM's courses and credits fit with your academic plan?

Credits are pre-approved at ACM schools. Talk to the program faculty advisor on your campus to learn more.

  1. Albion College
    Anne McCauley
  2. Beloit College
    Cynthia McCown
  3. Beloit College
    Chuck Lewis
  4. Carleton College
    Susan Jaret McKinstry
  5. Carleton College
    Ross Elfline
  6. Carroll University
    Philip Krejcarek
  7. Carroll University
    John Garrison
  8. Coe College
    Jennifer Rogers
  9. Coe College
    Andrea Kann
  10. Colorado College
    Corinne Scheiner
  11. Cornell College
    Michelle Mouton
  12. Cornell College
    Christina Penn-Goetsch
  13. Grinnell College
    Alicia Stanley
  14. Knox College
    Catherine Denial
  15. Knox College
    Nick Regiacorte
  16. Knox College
    Gregory Gilbert
  17. Lake Forest College
    Linda Horwitz
  18. Lawrence University
    Kathy Privatt
  19. Lawrence University
    Carol Lawton
  20. Luther College
    Andrew Whitfield
  21. Luther College
    Nancy Barry
  22. Macalester College
    Kari Shepherdson-Scott
  23. Monmouth College
    Brian Baugh
  24. Ripon College
    Diane Mockridge
  25. Ripon College
    Sarah Kraaz
  26. St. Olaf College
    Nancy Thompson
  27. Washington and Lee University
    George Bent

Off-Campus Study Offices

Need help preparing for off-campus study?

Contact your college’s Off-Campus Study/Study Abroad Office.