American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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Students looking to study in an immersive environment with a small international campus in the historical and accessible area of northern Greece will find an incredible experience at the American College of Thessaloniki. You will enjoy the vibrant... read more

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I learned more about being organized and planning travels on my own, as well as the importance of learning the language and culture while I was there. I am so happy that I went, it was worth every penny! View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, my goals, and the people I want to surround myself with (study abroad was a very reflective experience for me). I had some challenges but felt like I was pushed out of my comfort zone and the little happy liberal bubble that I live in was popped. Definitely worthwhile. - Brown University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about what it was like to live and learn in a different culture. It was very worthwhile and I don't think that I would have enjoyed it as much anywhere else! - Michigan State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained a lot of confidence and perspective from this semester. I was forced to problem-solve and live on my own (relatively speaking) for three months, meaning that I had to learn to budget, travel, etc. for myself. Additionally, I interacted with a lot of international students, allowing me to have a much broader perspective ... - Case Western Reserve University View Entire Review
I learned how travel is worth every sacrifice and is essential in living a full life. I also learned how cool it is to have friends from all over the world and how much you can learn from meeting new people. - Michigan State University View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective and experienced a new culture. Definitely worth it - Boston College View Entire Review
An experience abroad as a student is one of the single best things someone can do. To be a student in another country fortifies you opportunities that you may never otherwise get. I learned so much from this experience, not only about Greece and its people, but about myself. This trip was absolutely worth while. Every studen... - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself throughout this whole experience. Who I am now, and where I want to be in the future. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned how to interact with people from different cultures. I became more understanding and open to lifestyles and ideas that are different from the way I was raised. - American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I met so many wonderful people, and had the best time of my life. I wish I could go back and do it all over again. Greece is an amazing country. - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
You learn so much about yourself and about how much more there is besides where you come from and the different types of people in the world. It was definitely worthwhile and something everyone should do! - Iowa State University View Entire Review
My time in Greece was 100% worthwhile! It was an adventure, and I gained a new perspective on things. After completely emerging myself in a completely different culture from my own and being accepted with open arms, I learned the importance of understanding people on a deeper level and seeing how cultural differences affect how ... - Boston College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained a great group of friends from across the nation that I will stay in touch with likely for the rest of my life. This was by far my most fun and meaningful semester of college. It helped me learn how to live on my own, make new friends, and have a good time dealing with change. The program size was perfect: large enoug... - University of Iowa View Entire Review
I gained language skills, people skills, and most importantly a new way of seeing life. There is so much more to life. Traveling across the world allows you to look at it with a different mindset. It was worth every second of it. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
December 11, 2017 Study Abroad At Act
Coming abroad was definitely worthwhile. It exposed some of my inherent biases and arrogance when interacting with a different culture and showed me the ways that I can improve myself when I go home. - Boston College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained a new appreciation for the Greek culture, more than I had before. I learned to open up more and make new friends. It was worth every moment, I would do this program again in a heartbeat! - University of South Florida View Entire Review
I gained independence and the chance to see a lot of amazing things. It was worthwhile because I got to travel almost every weekend and I got to enjoy Greek culture every day as well. - Case Western Reserve University View Entire Review
The most important thing I learned while abroad was just how big and diverse the world is. I made friends from places I honestly did not know existed before coming to Greece. I am a much more culturally and politically aware person now. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! I learned so much about myself and my culture and also about different cultures while traveling throughout Europe. I've been back now almost two months and I constantly think about Thessaloniki and how much I miss it and I am already planning a trip to go back to Greece again! - University of Tampa View Entire Review
Better understanding for immigrants, new world views, appreciation for travel and wider perspectives. - Washington State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
There is nothing I have ever done that I would deem more worthwhile than studying abroad. Not only did I learn so much about a different culture, I also learned so much about myself and what I'm capable of doing out in a country on my own. - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire View Entire Review
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The best decision I've made so far. I couldn't imagine life without having experienced Greece. I learned so much about myself and wouldn't have traded this experience for anything. I miss Thessaloniki! - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
That different parts of the world live differently than we do in America, and that sometimes what we know is not the only or the best way to go through life. Instead life is something to enjoy at all points and that stress and work is a good drive to have, but should not take over your life. Every place I traveled throughout G... - Worcester State University View Entire Review
I learned more out of school. About myself, other cultures, and life. - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
I learned how important and exciting it is to interact with people from all over the world with different backgrounds and experiences. I learned how exhilarating it is to explore a new culture. Every day is a new adventure, and I gained that attitude when I came back to the States. - Boston College View Entire Review

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Students looking to study in an immersive environment with a small international campus in the historical and accessible area of northern Greece will find an incredible experience at the American College of Thessaloniki. You will enjoy the vibrant student centered city and cultural capital of Greece as you explore the the Roman and Byzantine ruins, stroll along the 6 mile boardwalk, or simply spend the afternoon chatting outside of a cafe with a view. Explore outside of the city with an array of field trips including a trip to Athens and Delphi, a day trip to Vergina, and optional trips like diving, canyoning, or climbing Mount Olympus. Students can take classes in Business, Technology, Hellenic Studies, and humanities with small class sizes making ACT the ideal place for any major to complete your academic semester abroad.

Greek Cultural Immersion
With a student body comprised of 50% Greeks and international students from approximately 30 countries as well as a plethora of community outreach opportunities, visiting students find a valuable cultural immersion experience at ACT.

U.S. Accredited
ACT is the only NEASC-accredited academic institution in Northern Greece.
Vibrant Student Life
ACT is a warm, welcoming and active community that offers students the chance to explore and develop through a wide range of workshops, clubs, field trips and volunteer opportunities.

Cultural & Historical Exploration
Students visit the birthplace of Alexander the Great, Orthodox Monasteries dating from 12th Century, the beautiful beaches of Halkidiki and of course the enchanting city of Thessaloniki!

Strong Support Services
The International Programs Office staff is dedicated to assisting students with all needs. The staff in the ACT Boston office is also there to answer questions and provide students with the support they need. Once students arrive in Greece, staff orients them with the campus and life in Thessaloniki and provides information on co-curricular opportunities and ways to engage Greece outside of the classroom.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • English Language and Literature
  • International Relations
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Architecture History, Architectural Criticism
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Modern Greek Language, Literature
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language, Literature
  • Legal Studies
  • Writing, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Historic Preservation
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Political Science and Government
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Accounting
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • History
  • Business
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1886
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