Los Angeles Style, Madison Class!
A sun-drenched setting for a perfect summer.

Los Angeles – Los Angeles is home to countless celebrities, and now you can call it home, too! Take in the excitement of UCLA, the beauty of Santa Monica and the unparalleled pristine beaches of Malibu. It’s the perfect place for anyone looking for an active summer! We are surrounded by great hiking trails and bike paths, and you can even surf, swim or kayak in the Pacific Ocean!

If your sport is shopping, you’ll find the best shopping worldwide at the upscale shops of Westwood, Malibu Country Mart, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade and Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, where you just might rub elbows with Hollywood celebs. From Prada to Polo, Valentino to Versace, it’s truly a street of dreams!

Madison – Wisconsin’s state capital – combines the energy of a proud Big 10 school, the sophistication of a college town and the friendliness of a loyal local community. It’s also a perfect place for anyone looking for an active summer! It’s surrounded by great hiking trails and bike paths, and Madison has some of the best golfing in the Midwest. You can even go sailing, swimming or canoeing on Lake Mendota! Be sure to pack your sense of adventure!

If your sport is shopping, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy at the State Street outdoor mall. This energetic boulevard is a popular destination for students, residents and visitors alike, featuring favorite stores like Francesca's, The Gap and Urban Outfitters, along with plenty of great restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops and more!

Your Stay with ACA

Rest assured, ACA understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. This means safe, clean, comfortable accommodations. You will have access to excellent health and recreational facilities and to food service that won’t have you hungry for home cooking. We pride ourselves on the fact that our residences, food service and fitness amenities offer ACA students the very best of any summer pre-college enrichment program. ACA creates a unique environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer, staying refreshed and ready to excel.

The Finest Fitness Facilities

The LA/Madison Program offers outstanding athletic facilities that meet the needs of any exercise enthusiast. Access to fitness centers, basketball courts, running tracks and outdoor playing fields will keep you fit. If you’d prefer some fresh air, hop on a bike for a scenic ride overlooking the shores of the Pacific or hit the waves on a surfboard. Prefer golf or tennis? Southern California and Madison offer some of the country's premier golf and tennis facilities, featuring stunning views in idyllic summer weather.

Safety and Supervision

ACA has always been committed to absolute safety for every student. We maintain a ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio – one of the lowest in the industry – to ensure everyone gets the unmatched attention and unique personalized programs they deserve. As part of our commitment to student safety, ACA staff members live on student-occupied floors, accompany students on all activities and excursions, and are always equipped with cellphones for emergencies. ACA takes care to use private transportation for our weekday activities and weekend adventure trips – never public transportation.

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