ACA is the ultimate in Pre-College Programs, specializing in enrichment, accommodation, safety and excursions worldwide. Build knowledge and confidence, make your summer unforgettable, leading you toward a college career that helps you get the most out of learning, and of life.
On the shores of Lake Mendota, Madison is a cosmopolitan state capital and renowned college town. It has the excitement of a large city, but on an intimate, user-friendly level. Surrounded by great hiking trails and bike paths, not to mention some of the best golfing in the Midwest, Madison is the perfect place for anyone looking for an active summer. You can even go sailing, swimming or canoeing on Lake Mendota! All while enjoying Madison’s idyllic summer weather!
The University of Wisconsin - Madison represents the very best the Big 10 has to offer, excelling in academics, research, recreational facilities and athletic achievement. It is an ideal environment for students who want a real look at top-caliber college life. With ACA, you stay in style, enjoying the finest residence accommodations of any pre-college summer program. ACA’s newly renovated residence hall, The Statesider, features deluxe suites complete with refrigerators, microwaves, Ethernet connections, weekly housekeeping, linen service and, of course, air conditioning! You’ll also like the computer center and state-of-the- art workout facility, complete with plasma screen televisions. Plus, their newly renovated lounge areas and study rooms make it easy and fun to hang out with friends. At the end of the day, relax in fully furnished lounges. Catch your favorite program on cable TV, play some Xbox, or watch a DVD. And rest easy, because the front-desk staff and ACA office is on-site to ensure your safety 24 hours a day.
Dinners, served up Monday through Thursday at the residence hall, feature a choice of kitchen-fresh entrees, a selection of side dishes, a soup-and-salad bar, beverage bar, frozen yogurt, and fresh baked breads and pastries. Fridays, you enjoy a fun dinner at a great restaurant. And don’t worry, we make sure everyone eats just as well during our exciting weekend adventures!
At ACA, we know safety comes first. Our ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio –one of the lowest in the industry– lets us provide each student with unmatched attention and supervision. The Statesider, our luxury residence, features a front desk staffed 24 hours a day with trained personnel for your comfort and convenience. ACA staff members also live on every student-occupied floor and accompany students on all activities and excursions. ACA takes extra care to use private transportation for our weekday activity and weekend adventure trips – never public transportation. ACA staff members also carry cellphones for emergency contact. Every weekend, you’ll explore exciting cities and tour top college campuses. From famous restaurants and amazing cultural events to Major League Baseball games and all-star summer concerts, each weekend brings an unforgettable adventure! Our Signature All-
Inclusive Weekends Include:
• Windy City Weekend in Chicago • Big 10 College Tour Weekend • Summerfest and Six Flags Weekend Adventure