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2017-2018

Adventist Colleges Abroad Program


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Andrews University, as a member institution, participates in the Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) program which gives North American students an opportunity to enhance their ability to use a foreign language and to experience a foreign culture while completing the requirements for a baccalaureate degree in the regular four-year period without losing credits or extending their courses of study.

The Adventist Colleges Abroad program offers a wide variety of courses in composition, phonetics, reading, literature, folklore, culture, business, and civilization. Other courses may be taken to fulfill Andrews Core Experience requirements. In addition, students participate in on-site guided field trips of geographic, historic, or economic significance.

Admission Requirements


  • Admission as a student at Andrews University.
  • Competence in the language at the intermediate level is recommended. However, applicants with two to three years of secondary or one year of elementary-level college language study may be admitted.
  • GPA of 2.25 in the language and 2.00 overall.
  • Good citizenship record
  • Completion of ACA application with all required information and signatures (academic and financial arrangements).

Fulfilling Major/Minor Requirements.


Adventist Colleges Abroad students with majors or minors in a language are encouraged to take the required conversation, composition, civilization, and literature courses at the upper division level while studying abroad if their level of proficiency enables them to do so (see major requirements). Upon their return to Andrews University, students must take in residence the following minimum number of credits:

  • For a language major: 12 upper division credits
  • For a language minor: 6 upper division credits

These requirements apply to all students who spend a full school year abroad, including transfer students. Students should take a normal load of 16 credits each quarter or 12 credits per semester. Students also are encouraged to take as many Andrews Core Experience courses as possible.

Adventist Colleges Abroad Full-year Study Options


  • Adventist University of France, Collonges-sous-Salève, France
  • Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Sagunto (Valencia), Spain
  • Universidad Adventista del Plata, Entre Ríos, Argentina

Adventist Colleges Abroad Summer Program offers students an opportunity to take, during a six-week session, beginning-, intermediate-, or advanced-level courses in the following languages:

French

Adventist University of France
Collonges-sous-Salève, France

German

Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen, St. Peter am
Hart near Braunau Austria

Greek/Hebrew

Athens Study Center, Athens, Greece

Italian

Instituto Avventista Villa Aurora Florence, Italy

Portuguese

Centro Universitário Adventista, São Paulo, Brazil

Spanish

Colegio Adventista de Sagunto, Valencia, Spain
Universidad Adventista de Montemorelos, México

In addition to language study, students participate in on-site guided field trips of geographic, historic, or economic significance.

ACA Academic Year Courses


See the ACA bulletin for course descriptions. A minimum of C is required.

Argentina


(Quarter Credits)

  • SPAN251, 252, 253 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar Credits: 4, 4, 4
  • SPAN261, 262, 263 - Intermediate Spanish Composition Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN271, 272, 273 - Intermdiate Spanish Conversation Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN351, 352, 353 - Advanced Spanish Grammar Credits: 4, 4, 4
  • SPAN361, 362, 363 - Advanced Spanish Composition Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN371, 372, 373 - Advanced Spanish Conversation Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN451, 452, 453 - Advanced Spanish Grammar II Credits: 4, 4, 4
  • SPAN461, 462, 463 - Advanced Spanish Composition II Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN471, 472, 473 - Advanced Spanish Conversation II Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • RELH/SPAN211 - Hist of the Church in South America Credits: 2
  • RELH/SPAN313 - The Adventist Professional Credits: 2
  • RELH/SPAN310 - Contemporary Religious Outlook Credits: 2
  • SPAN/GEOG205/306 - Geography of Latin America Credits: 2/2
  • SPAN232 - Phonetics Credits: 2
  • SPAN240 - Orthography Credits: 1
  • SPAN293 - Language Through Drama Credits: 1
  • SPAN301, 302, 303 - Folklore of Argentina Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN326, 327 - Translation & Interpretation Credits: 2, 2
  • SPAN332, 333 - Latin American Literature Credits: 3, 3
  • SPAN/HIST342, 343 - History of Argentina Credits: 2, 2
  • SPAN381, 382 - Current Events in South America Credits: 1, 1
  • SPAN422, 423 - Translation & Interpretation Credits: 2, 2
  • SPAN495 - Independent Study Credits: 1-4
  • MUPF126 - Private Lessons Credits: 1
  • MUPF136 - Choir Credits: 1
  • MUPF146 - Orchestra or Band Credits: 1
  • MUPF156 - Ensemble Credits: 1

Austria


(Quarter Credits)

  • GRMN101, 102, 103 - Beginning German Credits: 6, 6, 6
  • GRMN111, 112, 113 - Elementary German Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GRMN121, 122, 123 - Elementary Phonetics Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • GRMN215, 216, 217 - Intermediate Oral Expression Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GRMN211, 212, 213 - Intermediate Written Expression Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • GRMN221, 222, 223 - Intermed. Reading Comprehension Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GRMN235, 236, 237 - Intermed. Listening Comprehension Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • GRMN306, 307, 308 - Advanced Oral Expression Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GRMN311, 312, 313 - Advanced Written Expression Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • GRMN325, 326, 327 - Advanced Reading Comprehension Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GRMN335, 336, 337 - Advanced Listening Comprehension Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • HIST204, 205, 206 - European Civilization Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • HIST304, 305, 306 - European Civilization Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • RELB101, 102, 103 - Dogmatics Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • RELB301, 302, 303 - Dogmatics Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • BUAD/GRMN105, 106 - Business German Credits: 3, 3
  • BUAD/GRMN401, 402, 403 - Advanced Business German Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • GRMN254, 255, 256 - Survey of German Literature Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GRMN495 - Independent Study Credits: 2-6
  • HMEC102 - Vegetarian Cooking & Nutrition Credits: 1.5
  • MUPF165, 166, 167 - Private Music Lessons Credits: .5-1, .5-1, .5-1
  • MUPF171, 172, 173 - Choir Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • MUPF146 - Chamber Orchestra Credits: 1
  • FTES104, 105, 106 - Physical Education Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • FREN101, 102, 103 - Elementary French Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • BUAD/GRMN115, 116, 117 - Elem. Business German & Internship Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • BUAD/GRMN215, 216, 217 - Intermed. Bus. German & Internship Credits: 1, 1, 1

Brazil


(Semester Credits)

  • PORT350 - Intermediate Portuguese Grammar Credits: 3
  • PORT360 - Intermediate Portuguese Composition Credits: 3
  • PORT370 - Intermediate Portuguese Conversation Credits: 3
  • PORT300 - Folklore of Brazil Credits: 3
  • PORT330 - Brazilian Literature Credits: 2
  • PORT310 - Contemporary Religious Outlook Credits: 3
  • PORT381 - Current Events in Brazil Credits: 2
  • FTES120 - Beginning Soccer Credits: 1

France


(Quarter Credits)

  • FREN101 - Beginning French Credits: 4
  • FREN121 - Comprehension and Written Expression Credits: 3
  • FREN131 - Spelling and Grammar Credits: 4
  • FREN151 - Elementary Spoken Language Credits: 4
  • FREN111 - Phonetics Credits: 1
  • FREN191 - Intensive Elementary French Credits: 11
  • FREN201 - Intermediate French Credits: 3
  • FREN221 - Intermediate Composition Credits: 3
  • FREN231 - Spelling and Grammar Credits: 4
  • FREN251 - Intermediate Spoken Language Credits: 4
  • FREN261 - Reading Comprehension Credits: 2
  • FREN291 - Intensive Intermediate French Credits: 9
  • FREN321 - Advanced Composition Credits: 3
  • FREN331 - Advanced Orthography Credits: 2
  • FREN341 - Advanced Grammar Credits: 6
  • FREN351 - Advanced Spoken Language Credits: 3
  • FREN361 - Text Analysis Credits: 2
  • FREN422, 423 - Literary Analysis, Summary Tech. Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN424, 425 - Document Analysis and Synthesis Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN421 - French Composition Credits: 3
  • FREN431, 432 - Advanced Orthography Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN441 - Morphology/Syntax of the Simple Sentence Credits: 4
  • FREN442 - Morphology/Syntax of the Complex Sent. Credits: 4
  • FREN451, 452 - Oral Communication Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN493 - Advanced Oral Communication Credits: 4
  • FREN461 - Advanced Literary Studies Credits: 3
  • FREN/HIST457, 458 - France and Its History Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN/PLSC459, 460 - French Institutions Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN/SOCI476, 477 - Changes in French Society Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN/SOCI479, 480 - Cultures in French-Speaking World Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN/RELG254, 354 - Religion (Conversation Topics) Credits: 2, 2
  • FREN269/369 - Independent Reading Credits: 1, 1
  • MUPF171, 271, 371 - Campus Choir Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • FREN/GEOG272, 372 - Regional France Credits: 1,1
  • FREN/ARTS273, 373 - French Fine Arts and Monuments Credits: 1, 1
  • FREN/PLSC374 - European Institutions Credits: 2
  • FREN/PLSC375 - International organizations Credits: 2
  • FREN/SOCI376 - French Civilization Credits: 2
  • FREN378, 478 - Language Through Drama Credits: 2, 2

Germany


(Semester Credits)

  • GRMN105, 106 - Elementary German Credits: 6, 6
  • GRMN115, 116 - Elementary Oral Expression Credits: 4, 4
  • GRMN125 - Phonetics Credits: 2
  • GRMN208, 209 - Intermediate German Credits: 4, 4
  • GRMN225 - Intermediate Phonetics Credits: 2
  • GRMN235, 236 - Intermediate Oral Expression Credits: 4, 4
  • GRMN141, 142 - Multimedia Language Lab Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN195, 196 - Independent Reading Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN175, 176 - Cultural Studies Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN248, 249 - Multimedia Language Lab Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN257, 258 - Survey of German Literature Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN295, 296 - Independent Reading Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN281, 282 - Cultural Studies Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN/HIST288 - German History Credits: 1
  • GRMN318, 319 - Advanced Comprehensive German Credits: 4, 4
  • GRMN309, 310 - Advanced Grammar Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN328, 329 - Advanced Reading Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN338, 339 - Cultural Studies Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN361, 362 - Survey of German Literature Credits: 2, 2
  • RELB351, 352 - Theology Credits: 2, 2
  • HIST381, 382 - German History Credits: 1, 1
  • SOWK301, 302 - Social Work Credits: 2, 2
  • GRMN388, 389 - Adv Grammar & Reading Comprehension Credits: 2, 2
  • ART321, 322 - Ceramics: Drawing/Handicraft Credits: 2, 2
  • MUPF131, 132 - Music Lessons Credits: 1, 1
  • MUPF141, 142 - Choir Credits: 1, 1
  • MUPF151, 152 - Brass Ensemble Credits: 1, 1
  • HMEC107 - International Cooking Credits: 1
  • FTES111, 112 - Physical Education Credits: 1, 1

Italy


(Quarter Credits)

  • ITLN111 - Phonetics Credits: 1
  • ITLN151, 152, 153 - Elementary Grammar Credits: 5, 5, 5
  • ITLN181, 182, 183 - Elementary Conversation Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • ITLN212 - Italian Culture Credits: 2
  • ITLN251, 252, 253 - Intermediate Grammar Credits: 5, 5, 5
  • ITLN281, 282, 283 - Intermediate Conversation Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • ITLN262 - Intermediate Composition Credits: 2
  • ITLN313 - Advanced Italian Culture Credits: 2
  • ITLN351, 352, 353 - Advanced Grammar Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • ITLN361 - Advanced Composition Credits: 2
  • ITLN381, 382, 383 - Advanced Conversation Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • ITLN451 - Advanced Grammar II Credits: 3
  • ITLN461 - Advanced Composition II Credits: 2
  • ITLN471 - Advanced Conversation II Credits: 3
  • ITLN/HIST303 - Italian History Credits: 2
  • ITLN/LITT333 - Italian Literature Credits: 2
  • ITLN431 - Advanced Italian Literature Credits: 2
  • ITLN/ART/HIST230, 330 - History of Italian Art Credits: 3, 3
  • ITLN/GEOG310 - Geography of Italy Credits: 1
  • ITLN/MUHL/HIST375 - History of Italian Music Credits: 2
  • ART/HMEC315, 316 - The Art of Tailoring Credits: 1, 1
  • ART311, 312, 313 - Ceramics Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • ART322, 323 - Fashion Design Credits: 2, 2
  • ART341, 342, 343 - Fine Arts Drawing Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • ITLN/LITT/ENGL360 - Italy & its Culture in British & American Literature Credits: 2
  • ITLN370, 470 - History of the Italian Cinema Credits: 2, 2
  • ITLN380, 480 - Current Events Credits: 1, 1
  • FREN101, 102, 103 - French I Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • HMEC101, 102 - Mediterranean Cooking Credits: 1, 1
  • ITLN278, 378 - Language Through Drama Credits: 2, 2
  • ITLN/ART172, 272, 372 - Italian Fine Arts and Monument Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • ITLN/ART/RELB399 - Independent Study Credits: 1–4
  • ITLN422, 423 - Translation and Interpretation Credits: 2, 2
  • MUPF101, 202, 303 - Piano Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • MUPF171, 172, 173 - Choir Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • MUPF291 - Voice Credits: 1
  • FTES101, 102, 103 - General Fitness Program Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • RELB101, 201, 301 - Religion Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • RELH301 - History of the Adventist Church Credits: 2

Spain


(Quarter Credits)

  • SPAN201, 202, 203 - Spanish Folklore Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN225 - Spanish in Contemporary Music Credits: 1
  • SPAN228 - Spanish and European Movies Credits: 1
  • SPAN241, 242, 243 - Preparation for the Spanish Diploma Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • SPAN251, 252, 253 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar Credits: 4, 4, 4
  • SPAN261, 262, 263 - Intermediate Spanish Composition Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN271, 272, 273 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN281, 282, 283 - Current Events in Spain Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • SPAN301, 302, 303 - History of Spain Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN312, 313 - Spain and Its Culture Credits: 2, 2
  • SPAN/BUAD321, 322 - Business Spanish Credits: 2, 2
  • SPAN331, 332, 333 - History of Spanish Literture Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN341, 342, 343 - Preparation for the Spanish Diploma Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • SPAN351, 352, 353 - Advanced Spanish Grammar Credits: 4, 4, 4
  • SPAN361, 362, 363 - Advanced Spanish Composition 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN371, 372, 373 - Advanced Spanish Conversation 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN375 - Spanish for Health Professionals Credits: 2
  • SPAN421, 422, 423 - Translation and Interpretation Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN441, 442, 443 - Preparation for the Spanish Diploma Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • SPAN451, 452, 453 - Advanced Spanish Grammar II Credits: 4, 4, 4
  • SPAN461, 462, 463 - Advanced Spanish Composition II Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN471, 472, 473 - Advanced Spanish Conversation II Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • SPAN495 - Independent Study Credits: 1-4
  • ART321, 322, 323 - History of European Art Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GEOG311 - Geography of Spain Credits: 2
  • HIST301, 302, 303 - History of Spain Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • RELB291, 292, 293 - The Gospel & Contemporary Culture Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • MUFP126 - Private Lessons Credits: 1-3
  • MUPF171, 172, 173 - Choir Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • MUPF146, 147, 148 - Orchestra Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • FTES121, 122, 123 - Physical Education Credits: 1, 1, 1

ACA Summer Courses


See the summer ACA bulletin for course descriptions. A minimum of C is required.

Austria


(Quarter Credits)

  • GRMN101, 102, 103 - Beginning German Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • GRMN151, 152, 153 - Elementary Oral Expression Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • GRMN191, 192, 193 - Intensive German Review Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GRMN201, 202, 203 - Intermediate German Credits:  2, 2, 2
  • GRMN251, 252, 253 - Intermediate Oral Expression Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • GRMN291, 292, 293 - Intensive German Review Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • GRMN301, 302, 303 - Advanced German Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • GRMN351, 352, 353 - Advanced Oral Expression Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • BUAD115, 116, 117 - Elem. Business German & Internship Credits: 1, 1, 1
  • BUAD215, 216, 217 - Intermed. Bus. German & Internship Credits: 1, 1, 1

Brazil


(Semester Credits)

  • PORT101, 102 - Beginning Portuguese Credits: 3, 3
  • PORT191, 192 - Intensive Portuguese Review Credits: 3, 3
  • PORT211, 212 - Intermediate Portuguese Credits: 3, 3
  • PORT291, 292 - Intensive Portuguese Review II Credits: 3, 3
  • PORT321, 322 - Advanced Portuguese I Credits: 3, 3

France


(Quarter Credits)

  • FREN102 - Beginning French Credits: 3
  • FREN122 - Written Comprehension & Expression Credits: 2
  • FREN132 - Spelling and Grammar Credits: 1
  • FREN152 - Elementary Oral Expression Credits: 3
  • FREN192 - Intensive Elementary French Credits: 6
  • FREN202 - Intermediate French Credits: 2
  • FREN222 - Intermediate Composition Credits: 2
  • FREN232 - Spelling and Grammar Credits: 2
  • FREN252 - Intermediate Oral Expression Credits: 2
  • FREN262 - Reading Comprehension Credits: 1
  • FREN292 - Intensive Intermediate French Credits: 5
  • FREN322 - Advanced Composition Credits: 2
  • FREN332 - Orthography Credits: 1
  • FREN342 - Advanced Grammar Credits: 2
  • FREN352 - Advanced Oral Expression Credits: 2
  • FREN362 - Literary Studies Credits: 2
  • FREN422 - Literary Analysis, Summary Techniques Credits: 2
  • FREN462 - Advanced Literary Studies Credits: 2

Greece


(Quarter Credits)

  • GREK/RELL331, 332, 333 - Intermediate Greek I, II, III Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • HEBR331, 332, 333 - Hebrew Credits: 3, 3, 3

Italy


(Quarter Credits)

  • ITLN101, 102, 103 - Beginning Italian Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • ITLN/ART131 - Italian Art Credits: 3
  • ITLN191, 192, 293 - Intensive Italian Review I Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • ITLN201, 202, 203 - Intermediate Italian Credits: 2, 2, 2
  • ITLN/ART231 - Italian Art Credits: 3
  • ITLN291, 292, 293 - Intensive Italian Review II Credits: 2, 2, 2

Mexico


(Quarter Credits)

  • SPAN101, 102, 103 - Beginning Spanish Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN211, 212, 213 - Intermediate Spanish Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN312 - Mexico and its Culture Credits: 2
  • SPAN351 - Advanced Spanish Grammar Credits: 3
  • SPAN361 - Advanced Spanish Composition Credits: 2
  • SPAN371 - Advanced Spanish Conversation Credits: 2

Spain


(Quarter Credits)

  • SPAN101, 102, 103 - Beginning Spanish Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN191, 192, 193 - Intensive Spanish Review Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN211, 212, 213 - Intermediate Spanish Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN291, 292, 293 - Intensive Spanish Review II Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • SPAN311 - Spain and Its Culture Credits: 2
  • SPAN350 - Advanced Spanish Grammar Credits: 3
  • SPAN360 - Advanced Spanish Composition Credits: 2
  • SPAN370 - Advanced Spanish Conversation Credits: 2

Ukraine


(Quarter Credits)

  • RUSS101, 102, 103 - Beginning Russian Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • RUSS211, 212, 213 - Intermediate Russian Credits: 3, 3, 3
  • RUSS351 - Advanced Russian Grammar Credits: 3
  • RUSS361 - Advanced Russian Composition Credits: 3
  • RUSS371 - Advanced Russian Conversation Credits: 3

Additonal Information


Language Honor Society. The local Beta Kappa chapter of AlphaMu Gamma, the national collegiate honor society for foreign languages, gives recognition to outstanding students.

Language Clubs. The Department of International Language Studies sponsors two language clubs. The purpose is to promote cultural, academic, social and spiritual activities. “Adelante” is the Spanish club and “Oh la la” is the French club. Both clubs require membership fees.

Language Requirements for Andrews Core Experience. Students who wish to have the language requirement waived (with or without credit) by passing a proficiency exam should apply at the Department of International Language Studies. Exams are given in the languages taught at the department: French, German, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. Exceptions can be made for other languages by the chair of the Department of International Language Studies. The examination will reflect the student-performance outcomes expected at the intermediate level in the four language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking according to the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines. Upon written approval by the instructor, the Department of International Language Studies will grant up to 12 credits per language examined. See here  for fees for Language Proficiency exams. See p. 44 for CLEP options.

Preparation for Teaching. Students preparing to teach French or Spanish at the elementary or secondary level must qualify for teaching credentials as outlined in the School of Education section of this bulletin. The program leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in French or Spanish is described in the School of Education section of this bulletin.

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