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Costa Rica

ACM Costa Rica: Field Research

Experience living and working as an independent field researcher in the beautiful, diverse nation of Costa Rica on the ACM Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment,

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United States

ACM Chicago Program

This is your chance to experience college life in the vibrant city of Chicago! The ACM Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice gives you the knowledge...

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Costa Rica

ACM Costa Rica: Community Engagement

Dive into a unique educational experience with the people, culture, and natural environment of the beautiful, diverse nation of Costa Rica. On the ACM Costa Rica: Community...

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Multiple Countries

ACM London and Florence: Arts in Context

The ACM London and Florence: Arts in Context program gives you the exciting opportunity to experience an interdisciplinary immersion in the arts and history in cities that...

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Netherlands

ACM Amsterdam: Sciences, Health, & Interdisciplinary Studies

Live and study in a dynamic European city that revels in its creative, contemporary atmosphere and values its rich culture. See how sustainability and innovation are woven...

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Tanzania

ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins

Explore one of the most diverse regions in Africa and trace centuries of migration and change with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. In Tanzania, you’ll see incredible...

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Botswana

ACM Botswana: Development in Southern Africa

While rich with cultural, linguistic, and political diversity, African nations grapple with the challenges of economic development and globalization. The nation of Botswana,...

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Italy

ACM Florence: Arts, Humanities, & Culture

Explore the art and history of the Italian Renaissance in Florence, where the rich interaction between medieval Europe and classical antiquity truly comes alive. The ACM...

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India

ACM India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization

Immerse yourself in India, a nation that embraces both the dynamic forces of globalization and the deep-rooted traditions of an ancient culture. On the interdisciplinary...

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United States

ACM Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

Conduct independent research at one of the world’s great research libraries – the Newberry Library – in the dynamic city of Chicago. The ACM Newberry Seminar: Research...

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India

ACM India: Development Studies and Hindi Language

On the India: Development Studies and Hindi Language program, you’ll immerse yourself in a country that embraces both the dynamic forces of globalization and the deep-rooted...

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China

ACM Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China

Embark upon an immersive cultural and academic experience in China’s financial center and deepen your understanding of modern Chinese society. The ACM Shanghai: Perspectives...

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Brazil

ACM Brazil: Semester Exchange at UFJF

Boasting the world’s eighth largest economy, a multicultural population, and rich natural resources, Brazil is at the heart of economic, political, and social affairs in...

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Jordan

ACM Jordon: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies

Learn firsthand about the important issues facing the Middle East by living and studying in the bustling, multicultural metropolis of Amman, Jordan. The ACM Jordan: Middle...

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ACM - Associated Colleges of the Midwest Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Why stay in one country, when you can stay in two!!

I studied abroad on the ACM London & Florence trip in Spring of 2010. It was my best semester of college! While I was going for Business and Math at Ripon College, I decided to go on this program even though the credits would not count for either of my majors. I had an amazing experience learning subjects I would have never normally studied - theater, architecture, history, and art history. We attended one to two plays/musicals a week in London (the first eight weeks) and learned about the architecture and history of the city. We stayed in a flat and this is where I only give the living situation a 9 for London - we had the largest group that had ever been on the program that semester and we had 22 people and it was a bit full in our flat. However, the program gets a huge plus given we often had three day weekends to go off and venture on day trips or weekend trips to Paris, Amsterdam, Scotland, etc. We travelled by tube, bus, and Ryan Air! We spent our spring break (8 or 9 days) in Ireland and Scotland and then travelled to Florence, Italy for the last eight weeks of the program. Italy's home stay was by far the best living situation! Real Italian home cooked meals every single night!! The home stays were not far from the city and we could either walk or take the bus. We often walked (15 minutes or so from school to home) and stopped at one of many gelaterias on the way there or home. We saw so many beautiful things and learned the history and art history of the city and legendary families! We also took several trips that were included with the program to Rome, Pompeii, and Venice that fit in with our lessons and then had free time to see the sights. My friend and I made sure to book an extra two weeks on the end of our trip before we flew home to travel to other countries! We both made it to 10 countries on this one trip - it was a life changing experience and I would recommend this program to anyone even if it has nothing to do with your majors/minors!!

Program: ACM London and Florence: Arts in Context

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    3

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health & Safety

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While the academics were not the greatest, living in Tanzania was the greatest experience.

While the academics were not the greatest, living in Tanzania was the greatest experience I ever had. The program featured three different parts: field study, academic study & homestay. I learned so much about the culture of Tanzania while there and I would do the program again in a heartbeat.

Program: ACM Tanzania: Ecology & Human Origins

Overall Rating

6 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health & Safety

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Good Program In Florence & London

Great academics, especially in Florence. Unique set up with 2 cities. Difficult to integrate with local culture because all classes were with same 20 US students.

Program: ACM London and Florence: Arts in Context

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

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Chicago

My internship was valuable and informative, as well as my classes. It's hard to compare with international programs, but I would absolutely recommend it to someone involved or interested in non-profits/social service/social change.

Program: ACM Chicago Program

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

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Study Abroad For People On The Fence

A great program for people who want to get a taste of what living in Costa Rica is really like without having to commit to a full semester. I loved my host mom, Anabelle, and all of the host families on this program knew and talked to one another, providing a great support network for the students (many of whom had never been out of the country before!). The classes were typical Spanish language lessons, mixed with interesting historical lessons about the country and outings to major landmarks around the country. Home base is in San Jose, the capital city, and outings take you from coast to coast and everywhere in between!

Program: ACM Costa Rica: Community Engagement

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