- Thessaloniki, Greece
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year
- Program Description:
Students may choose from a full, high-quality liberal arts and business curriculum in order to fulfill elective or major requirements at their home institution or may choose to pursue a Greek cultural/historical curriculum. Courses in International Relations, Business, Humanaties and Computer Science are offered in English with a traditional American style learning environment enhanced by the international student body which is more than 50% Greek and international students.
ACT Study Abroad - Greece offers students a rich academic curriculum at a fully accredited U.S. college and the opportunity to explore one of the world''s great cultures in depth. Students will participate in learning in ACTion components in each class which will allow for involvement in the local community and a full immersion into Greek life and culture.
The price of the program includes application fee, tuition, housing, full two day orientation program, field trips throughout the semester, academic and other counselling services. Fees are even lower for students attending for more than one semester.
- Setting Description:
- Thessaloniki is a warm, human scale university town; a historical port with Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian ruins. It enjoys sunshine year-round, and its seaside location lends itself to easy exploration of beaches and islands. The Chalkidiki peninsula, one of Greece''s most beautiful resort regions, is only an hour away.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Several scholarship options may be available to you, please see website for more details.
Based on 9 Reviews
- The ultimate Greek experience!12/26/18
Studying in Greece has always been a dream of mine and I was finally able to make it come true about a year ago in 2017. Living and studying in Thessaloniki was so much more than I could have ever imagined. The food, the people, the culture and the authenticity,
just everything about it I loved. It’s a very humble city and easy to get around which makes it very stress free. The American College of Thessaloniki was not as scary as I expected it to be.. going in I was very nervous but all the staff and students welcomed us international students with open arms. With it being a smaller college it was super easy to make friends and not feel so on the outside - easier to assimilate/not so much of a culture shock. That helped a lot moving to a whole different country for 3 months. If you’re looking to go abroad this is definitley the city to do it in! Also, the language barrier is not as bad as one would think.. very easy to get used to/seeing a different alphabet.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Studying at ACT12/26/18
Studying at the American College of Thessaloniki was transformative. This study abroad program helped me immerse myself in local Greek culture while helping me gain credits toward my major. ACT provided several guided trips for the study abroad program
which showed us the culture outside of Thessaloniki. The professors at ACT were insightful and inclusive to all students. I enjoyed studying at American College of Thessaloniki and wish I could do it again!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Learning in ACT goes beyond the classroom12/23/18
During Summer of 2018, I traveled out of the country alone for the first time to Thessaloniki, Greece. I had the sole intention of gaining experience with Computer Science basics before starting classes at my home college but left with much more than
that. I hiked a mountain, indulged in traditional Greek food, traveled all around the country, spent a night walking around the city of Athens, and met lots of wonderful people (both in my program and residents of Thessaloniki). On my first night in Greece, I stayed at a nice hotel only a three-minute walk from a restaurant where I met George, who served me for no cost and provided a list of must-see places (which helped relieve my stress of being out alone in a foreign city). Then, through my classes at ACT, I gained a greater understanding of the state of Greece and its people's history. I built robots in my CS class, walked through historical landmarks with my history class, and had the most beautiful campus view. My time in ACT was not long enough, but by the end of the trip I knew the bus routes by heart and could walk my way around the city alone.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Study abroad at ACT for an UNFORGETTABLE experience12/20/18
When I first arrived at ACT, the first thing I ate was a greek salad. Not being familiar with the traditional greek salad, I was oddly confused on why it was a salad. It was composed of tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, oregano, cucumbers, and onions. There
weren't any leafy greens to this salad so I was thrown off. Studying abroad in Thessaloniki was a culture shock but in the greatest way. I learned how to navigate throughout the city by taking city buses, tried everything imaginable in the Greek cuisine, and learned a few Greek words to begin interacting with the local people I saw daily whenever I walked to the farmers market or even to buy groceries. Living in this city was the greatest decision I had ever made. I learned to love the unfamiliar and really tried to learn everything I could about the greek culture. Attending ACT really helped me become comfortable with the city. The professors, recruiting staff, and even the students always had answers to any questions I had. Taking classes at ACT also was very beneficial. ACT made it very easy for me to make friends and learn about the coolest spots in Thessaloniki. ACT also had the greatest trips to become familiar with other Greek cities and local museums. Now that I am back in the states, I crave the greek salad I found so unfamiliar once because it'll remind me of my second home, Thessaloniki. If you study abroad here, be prepared for time to fly by.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- A unique opportunity!12/20/18
My study abroad experience at ACT in Thessaloniki, Greece has been unlike any other! The amazing exposure to culture and knowledge has helped me become a more aware and engaged individual. I have grown to appreciate my culture and my roots even more,
and cannot wait to put the things I have learned during this study abroad program to use and to become an even more contributing member to society and the world. I’d highly recommend ACT as your study abroad destination!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- The best experience I could have asked for!12/13/18
Studying abroad in Thessaloniki at ACT truly exceeded my expectations. American College of Thessaloniki did a fantastic job making students feel welcome and included in the Greek culture. Whether this was weekend trips to Athens or Mt. Olympus, dinners
at local Greek restaurants, or simply giving us a tour of the city, as a student I felt like I was able to get a true understanding of the Greek culture thanks to ACT.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- A valuable study abroad experience12/12/16
I really enjoyed my time in Greece with ACT. The program provides lots of opportunities to travel and experience life in Greece, including optional organized weekend trips to sightsee or participate in activities like canyoning and scuba diving. This
program allowed me to travel nearly every weekend with no stress, because the classwork load was quite easy compared to my home institution. Sometimes the administration wasn't very organized (for instance, we didn't get our student IDs until November,) but if you're willing to settle into the relaxed pace of Greek life, it's a great experience.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Study Abroad at the American College of Thessaloniki!!!12/06/16
The American College of Thessaloniki is a great place to study abroad and I would highly recommend anyone to study here. It's location is in the mountains overlooking the city and the Aegean sea. It's a beautiful quaint school with a small community feel.
The administration and professors are some of the best I've ever met. They are all so genuine, down to earth, and involved in getting to know each individual student. The professors also realize you are there to do much more than study and they emphasize travel and cultural immersion. The Greek lifestyle is laid back and friendly, and the campus reflects this. ACT also offers many good field trips and clubs; I would recommend doing all the field trips you can! I believe it's the best way to see many parts of Greece you wouldn't otherwise see, and it's a great way to form genuine friendships with people from around the world. The nightlife, history, food, shopping, and boardwalk all make Thessaloniki a unique and perfect place to study abroad. The city is the perfect size and offers so many cool things to do if you're adventurous and get out and explore. The local people are also probably the friendly I've ever encountered in a culture. This experience changed my life and expanded my perspective in such a great way. ACT is a hidden treasure of a college and if you're considering studying abroad do it, you wont regret it.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Best 3 Months of My Life12/01/16
My time in Thessaloniki was one of the best 3 months of my life. I learned so much about myself and the world through the experiences I had here. Academically, ACT is a little more laid back than my university in the US. If you're self motivated and put
a lot into the classes, you will get A LOT out of it. ACT has a very diverse student body which is awesome. There are plenty of clubs, activities, sports and service learning opportunities to get involved. Thessaloniki is a very cool city and the housing is close to the main tourist attractions. Public transportation is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. The International Programs Office does a great job of planning trips and activities to get you involved and connected with the other study abroad students. I had a great experience here.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend