Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, sits on the shores of the Thermaikos Gulf in the northeast and is framed by its own acropolis. On a clear day, a glimpse from the acropolis or from the old Anatolia campus offers a breathtaking view of Mount Olympus. The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), adjoining the old Anatolia College campus overlooking the city, hosts both a summer and a semester program. ACT is an independent, non-profit liberal arts college that offers programs in the arts, sciences, and business administration. Summer students may take one or two 3 credit courses. Semester students enroll in programs ranging from 12 to 21 credits. Students may also join in Community Service-Volunteer and Internship Opportunities. Students enjoy club activities, field trip opportunities, and individualized attention offered by the excellent faculty and staff.
No previous knowledge of Greek is required to participate in the program. Students may take additional courses for an additional cost. Students in 12-21 credit terms are required to take a course in Greek appropriate to their level of knowledge at entrance and take one Greek civilization and culture course as part of their semester course selection. Students may then take all other courses up to 12 credits (or 18 or 21 credits, depending on the session they attend) in a wide variety of subjects including accounting, anthropology, art history, computer science, economics, English, European Studies, finance, history, international relations, management, marketing, mathematics, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, and sociology. Please contact the program advisor at CSI for the correct program cost if you intend to take more than 12 credits. In that case, the programs costs below do not apply.
To see the Current Tentative Course Offerings for current terms, please click to the ACT web site for courses offered.
ACT Internship, Practicum, Volunteer & Service Learning Work opportunities.pdf
Housing is in comfortably furnished single or double studios (with private baths and kitchenettes) in apartment complexes located in nice neighborhoods in the city’s center. Students are responsible for their own meals. Students often eat on campus, in cafes, and by shopping and preparing meals in their residences.
Students are introduced to life in Thessaloniki through a thorough Orientation program and will enjoy a mid-session 2-3 day hosted field trip to one of the nearby Greek islands to relax and reflect. Numerous cultural events, exceptional and varied cuisine, exciting night-life, outstanding museums, and astonishing examples of Roman and Byzantine architecture and history will keep you engaged. In fact, you can literally walk in the footsteps of Phillip, Alexander the Great, and Saint Paul. ACT’s Summer Study Abroad Program allows students to travel before or after the summer session, using Thessaloniki as their gateway to the rest of Greece, Europe, or even the Middle East.
Second semester college freshman who have at least 12 completed credits & up may apply. 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale required. No Greek language ability required. Courses taught in English.
Dates & Costs
Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available. Please note all dates and costs are subject to change. Non-CUNY & CUNY Non-New York State Resident students contact the program study abroad advisor to confirm program cost. This is also true of students who may plan to take more than 12 credits. The program costs below may not apply.
||arrive September 16 - depart December 15
||$13,880 (12 credits)
||Spring I: arrive January 7 - depart April 5
Spring II: arrive April 24 - depart June 17
Spring I & II: arrive January 7 - depart June 17
Spring II & Summer: arrive April 24 - depart July 24
|Spring I: $13,520 (12-15 credits)
Spring II: $8,320 (6 credits)
Spring I & II: $18,564 (18-21 credits)
Spring II & Summer: $13,520 (12 credits)
||arrive June 18 – depart July 24
||$5,180 (3 credits) 2019; 2020 cost TBD
$6,580 (6 credits) 2019; 2020 cost TBD
NOTE - Students who do not attend CUNY or a College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) school pay an additional $400 fee.)
Program cost includes: tuition, fees, housing (double), ACT Housing Security Deposit, field trip, pre-departure & on-site
orientations, sickness & accident insurance.
Additional Costs: Airfare ($1,000-1,400), Books ($65-185), meals ($400-600), Personal expenses ($250-600), Single Room Supplemental fee ($405).
FALL 2019/SPRING 2020
Program cost includes: tuition for 12 (or 6 or 18) credits, fees, housing (double), ACT Housing Security Deposit, field trips, pre-departure & on-site orientations, sickness & accident insurance.
Additional Costs: airfare ($1000-1400), books ($230-350), meals ($400-600 per month), personal ($250-600 per month), visa ($100, US students need if stay is more than 90 days), Resident permit ($385, plus $435 deposit that can be fully recouped), Single Room Supplemental fee (Fall or Spring I - $510; Spring II - $305; Spring I & II - $754; Spring II & Summer: $510), and additional credits ($333 per credit).
Summer: March 15
Fall: March 15
Spring I: October 15 [ November 5, 2019 (for students who will not need a visa) ]
Spring I and II: October 1
Spring II: December 20
Spring II and Summer: December 20
Application Deadlines may be extended.
ACT Scholarships in Greece
When: Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters
Deadline for Spring I 2020 students to apply: October 16, 2019
Deadline for Fall 2020 students to apply: May 15, 2020
Please see below for application cycles currently open.