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International Student Services


The American Collegiate Experience

International students with local business owner
St. Ambrose international students at Ambrose Hall.

The American Collegiate Experience (ACE) program is designed for highly motivated students who seek a unique American cultural immersion opportunity on a beautiful campus in the heartland of the United States near the Mississippi River. Learn how to become a more successful student in English!

You will:

  • Improve your English, speaking, writing, and comprehension skills
  • Participate in a variety of cultural activities
  • Enjoy St. Ambrose campus life
  • Make new friends!

This program is not for academic credit. Upon successful completion, participants will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Program Details (subject to change)

Session 1 Dates: May 30-June 23
Session 2 Dates: June 26-July 21
Program Price for each session:  $2,240
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Cost includes:

  • Orientation
  • Morning classroom sessions on improving academic English skills
  • Local transportation to and from airport and field visits
  • Furnished on-campus housing
  • Lunches 
  • Welcome Reception and Closing Ceremony banquet
  • Access to computer labs and library
  • Cultural events
  • Certificate of Completion

If you are accepted into the program, you will receive a formal acceptance letter from St. Ambrose University that you can use to apply for your B1-B2 Visa.


Applications are now being accepted for ACE 2017. You can apply here.

April 15, 2017 – Session 1 application deadline
May 1, 2017 – All Session 1 fees paid by this date

May 15, 2017--Session 2 application deadline
June 1, 2017--All Session 2 fees paid by this date
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Questions? Please email the Center for International Education or call +1-563-333-6389

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