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International Student Services


American Collegiate Experience

International students with local business owner
ACE students meet with a local business owner.

 May 22-June 18, 2017

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. Learn how to become a more marketable student in an American context!

The topics will include:

  • Research and writing skills in American higher education
  • Novel communication and marketing practices
  • Effective corporate strategies
  • Cutting-edge innovation in American companies
  • Talent management for competitive advantage

The program will consist of workshop sessions, field visits, and social activities.

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


Cost for the 2017 ACE is $3,895 and includes:

  • Orientation
  • Local transportation to and from airport and field visits
  • Furnished on-campus housing
  • Lunches provided
  • Welcome Reception and Closing Ceremony banquet
  • Access to computer labs and library
  • Special events, including a Memorial Day Weekend filled with activities.
  • 2-day trip to Chicago
  • Certificate of Completion

If you are accepted into the program, you will receive a formal acceptance letter from St. Ambrose University. Please be sure to apply for your passport immediately!


Applications are now being accepted for ACE 2017.

March 1, 2017 – Application deadline
April 1, 2017 – All fees must be paid by this date

Questions/More Information

Please email the Center for International Education or call +1-563-333-6389