ESDES is a department affiliated with ACA since 1970. Fourteen American universities belong to this consortium, as well as the ESDES program and its professors. The universities that make up the ACA consortium are:
- Andrews University
- Antillean Adventist University
- Atlantic Union College
- Avondale College
- Canadian University Collage
- Columbia Union College
- La Sierra University
- Oakwood College
- Pacific Union College
- Southern Adventist University
- Southwestern Adventist University
- Union College
- Walla Walla College
ACA maintains programs in Europe, Asia, Africa y America, and is recognized for offering high quality programs.
The ACA Committee meets twice each school year to plan, help, and improve the programs offered at each institution, as well as to review the curriculum offered at each campus.
The ACA director keeps in contact with the different language deparments and visits every campus yearly to see how each ACA program is working.
Twice each school year, once in the fall and once in the spring, evaluations are made of each campus to monitor the activities of the programs, the academics, the extra-curricular programs, and the student services offered.