The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), located in Northern Greece, dates back to 1886. Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and has been characterized as the “Greek Youth Capital” for its large number of permanent young residents. More than 100,000 students give the city a completely unique pulse and vibe. Living in Thessaloniki, you can enjoy a plethora of cultural events such as concerts, art exhibitions, sports events as well as small marathons and rugby matches.
The American College of Thessaloniki offers a wide array of courses from the Divisions of Business, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Technology and Science for the 2015 Summer Session. For those students in the Study Abroad Program, prerequisite requirements can be waived if comparable completed courses work at their home institution can be demonstrated.
*Check back in the fall for summer 2015 course listings and class schedules. In the meantime, below you will find course descriptions from Summer 2014!
Management 340: Business in Greece and the European Union (3 credits)
The course will provide students an introduction to business and entrepreneurship in Greece and the European Union. The course will provide students with an integration of business, culture, and experience through lectures about business/entrepreneurship in Greece and the European Union (e.g. how to do business in Greece and the EU as well as the history of the EU, field trips to local businesses to learn from business owners about how business is conducted in Greece, and experiential assignments that require students to explore the local business environment. The course will give the opportunity to learn about different perspectives on how business is conducted international markets and the different interpretation of the impact of culture on how business in conducted around the world. The course will enable students to better understand how business and culture in the international marketplace.
Art History 220: Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
This course surveys Ancient Greek art and architecture from the Early Iron Age through the Hellenistic period. Following an introduction to the nature of art, its various uses, and approaches to its interpretation, the course will provide a brief historical background for the major periods in Greek art. Each period will then be examined in detail, with particular attention to defining stylistic features, and to examining representative works in each of the genres (sculpture, painting, architecture, minor arts).
For the full listing of the 2014 Summer Session course offerings click here.
The estimated cost for Summer 2015 is $3,874 (one class) or $5,610 (for two classes), this includes tuition, housing, oreientation, two field trips, ACT study abroad fee, bus fee health insurance and the $150 Adelphi study abroad fee. It does not include airfare or meals (housing is in apartments with kitchenettes for cooking, there are also several restaurants within walking distance of the school). The CIE will assist participants in making travel arrangements to Greece. There will be a recommended itinerary for those wishing to travel with the group.
A $300 deposit upon application
$1,937 or $2,805 by March 28
$1,937 or $2,805 by April 27
The following penalties apply if students withdraw from the program:
• After March 28th: $300
• After May 1st: $500
• No refunds will be made after May 15th
Application Procedures & Deadlines
You can apply directly online by clicking "Apply Now" above and completing the profile information and the signature documents. The deadline for application is March 28th.
All students must receive CIE approval to study abroad prior to having Student Financial Services determine their eligibility for funding for such study. Students will receive a revised Financial Assistance Award Letter after their eligibility has been confirmed. Depending on eligibility and any additional costs associated with the study abroad experience, students might receive an adjustment in their financial aid package.
All students studying abroad with ACT are required to purchase insurance with CISI Insurance, a worldwide coverage plan. For more information about CISI insurance please contact the CIE office.