Greece: The American College of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
In Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, students can study at The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), a non-profit, American-style liberal arts college, for a summer, semester, or academic year. In addition to studying Greek language, students may take courses including accounting, anthropology, art history, computer science, economics, English, European studies, finance, history, management, marketing, mathematics, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, and sociology. All courses are taught in English; no prior knowledge of Greek is required. Students will enjoy small classes and an active out-of-class schedule, including many club activities, a cross-cultural orientation program, and excursions to museums and to places like Athens, Vergina-Dion, Meteora, and Mount Athos. Students may also enjoy the benefits of culture and language learning in community service/volunteer or internship opportunities. ACT affords students a wonderful place to learn and explore Greece and its people.
Additional features: 24/7 site director, optional excursions
ACT is located in the port city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece. ACT is part of Anatolia College, founded in 1886, and has about five hundred students from over twenty countries studying on a beautiful forty-five-acre campus (including a cafeteria, library, computer lab, and sports facilities) with many buildings overlooking the historic city below.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.
Thessaloniki, founded in 315 BC, is the second largest city in Greece, located about 300 miles north of Athens in the ancient province of Macedonia. Nearby, Mount Olympus, Mount Athos, and the coastal resorts of the Halkidiki Peninsula offer many sightseeing and recreational opportunities. With its rich history and strategic geopolitical location, Greece offers a contemporary lifestyle as well as the presence of the rich heritage of both the east and west.
The American College of Thessaloniki, a division of Anatolia College, is an independent, non-profit, liberal arts college. Anatolia College is an American-sponsored, private educational institution founded in 1886. ACT offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science program and 1-2 year MBA to over 500 students from over 20 countries. Classes held at Anatolia’s beautiful 45-acre campus are small enough to ensure close interaction between the professor and student. Many of the campus buildings overlook the historic and scenic city below.