Adventist Colleges Abroad

Walla Walla University, together with 13 other Seventh-day Adventist colleges in North America, founded an organization in 1967 for the purpose of providing opportunities for qualified students to study abroad while completing the requirements of their programs. The ACA program allows students to immerse themselves in the culture and life of the host country and to become conversant in the language. Presently, students may take a full year at:

Brazil Adventist University, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Friedensau Adventist University, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany


Saleve Adventist University, Collonges-sous-Saleve, France


Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen, Braunau, Austria


Istituto Avventista Villa Aurora, Florence, Italy


Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Sagunto, Spain


Universidad Adventista del Plata, Entre Rios, Argentina


Prerequisites for admission to a year of study abroad through ACA are:

  1. Admission as a regular student of Walla Walla University.
  2. Competence in the language (minimum: one year of college language or two years of secondary study).
  3. A grade-point average of 2.50 in the language and an overall grade-point average of 2.00.
  4. A good citizenship record.
  5. Application to the Academic Records Office on the special ACA application form.
  6. Ability to meet the financial requirements.

Students planning to study under this program must submit a completed ACA application with a $100 processing fee by July 15, as there are usually more applications than spaces available. Information and applications may be obtained from the Academic Records Office or online at

All applications and payments for tuition, room, and board are to be made through Walla Walla University. Any deviation from this schedule by students of Walla Walla University must be arranged in advance with the Office of Student Financial Services.

Students cannot plan on financial credit for work while residing in foreign countries. The student financial aid officer has information on grants and loans available to students for overseas study.

Academic credit may be granted for these studies so that a student may be able to complete a full college year abroad. Prospective students must have successfully completed one year of college French, German or Spanish or the equivalent as applicable, except for Italian. It is recommended that students desiring to participate do so during their sophomore year. Applicants must consult with their major professors, the Communications and Languages Department and the ACA Coordinator prior to enrollment. The Registrar, the chair of the applicant's major department, and the Academic Standards Committee will determine how the credits are applied.