The American Collegiate Consortium for East-West Cultural and Academic Exchange, or simply the American Collegiate Consortium (ACC), was founded in 1987 in Middlebury, Vermont. It was designed as an exchange program between a group of liberal arts colleges in the United States and a number of universities in the Soviet Union. The program first brought Soviet students to the US for the 1988/1989 academic year and the following year the first Americans studied in the USSR. Students of any discipline could participate in the program and American students could study in any of the Soviet republics.
American Collegiate Consortium for East-West Cultural and Academic Exchange. Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives. http://archivesspace.middlebury.edu/repositories/2/resources/61 Accessed September 25, 2017.