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ACE Program: About the Program

At a glance

When: July 7-28, 2018. Last day to register is May 4.

Where: UW-Madison campus, Madison, WI

Cost: $4,999. Includes a double room, classes, local transportation, activities, all meals, and international health insurance

Continuing education credit: 100 hours (10.0 CEUs)

For questions or additional information about the ACE program: Contact us at ace@dcs.wisc.edu or 608-262-1156.

For questions about UW-Madison: Email info@dcs.wisc.edu or call 608‑262‑1156, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

An Immersive and Transformative Experience

ACE is for international high school students who would like to sharpen their English skills while enjoying summer in a one-of-a-kind location. Madison combines the tranquility of a mid-sized city with the cultural opportunities of a major metropolitan center. The program’s learning environment is fun and casual, and the content relates to the activities and field trips students enjoy after class.
 

2017 ACE students at Devil's Lake

As a participant, you will study to improve your English skills and learn from faculty and staff what it takes to succeed at an American university.

Instructors in the American Culture and English program are well qualified and have extensive experience working with international students. The atmosphere is fun and casual, and the content relates to the activities and field trips.

 

At a glance


When: July 7-28, 2018. Last day to register is May 4.

Where: UW-Madison campus, Madison, WI

Cost: $4,999. Includes a double room, classes, local transportation, all meals, and activities.

Continuing education credit: 100 hours (10.0 CEUs)

For questions or additional information about the ACE program: Contact us at ace@dcs.wisc.edu or 608-262-1156.

General information and schedule

As an ACE student, you’ll stay in a double room in a modern, comfortable residence hall at UW-Madison and have access to many of the university’s facilities and resources.

All meals, activities, International health insurance, and local transportation are included in the price.

* The camp has qualified medical staff on duty 24 hours to evaluate minor illnesses and injuries, dispense medications brought by students, and provide first aid.

Several afternoons each week, you’ll participate in projects, trips, and presentations about university programs.

Afternoon and evening activities include:

  • Tours of the Wisconsin State Capitol, Chazen Museum of Art, Geology Museum, and more
  • Bowling and billiards
  • Movie night
  • Trips to the student union, Henry Vilas Zoo, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and Concerts on the Square

Weekend activities include:

  • A day trip to one of Wisconsin’s 49 state parks
  • A day trip to the nearby city of Chicago, featuring a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • A day trip to the Wisconsin Dells, home of America’s largest water park

Typical Daily Schedule

7:45am Breakfast
8:50am Communications class
9:55am Break
10:10am Writing and Reading Comprehension
12:30pm Lunch
1:30-4pm Special classes and workshops
6pm Dinner
7pm Evening activities
9pm Evening check-in and snacks
11pm Lights out

Learn more about what to expect