Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

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Greece: Thessaloniki (Salonika)


You can come for a summer, semester, or year... and get a Bachelor's degree, an MBA, college credits, in a summer, semester, or year-long program. Students can choose courses from the liberal arts, technology, and business curricula to fulfill electives or major requirements at their home institutions.

Spend an unforgettable semester at ACT discovering Greece while studying at an NEASC fully accredited American college.


Student life at ACT is as vibrant as the city around it. There is a wide variety of activities that study abroad students can join in while studying at ACT:

* Explore Greece through the organized trips to historical sites like the royal tombs of Vergina, the Acropolis of Athens and Mt. Olympus or through sailing, kite surfing or diving in the crystal blue waters of the Aegean.
* Volunteer and integrate with the local communities through ACT's ongoing projects at the Roma community, the International Film Festival, the Arsis Center for Underprivileged Youth, soup kitchens, the Special Olympics Trainers and more.
* Learn new arts/crafts and culinary skills through our extracurricular workshops such as pottery, painting, photography, music, wine tasting and cooking.
* Belong to an ACT club: Sailing Club, Cinema Club, Horse Riding Club, Tennis Club, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club, Young Diplomats Club, Interact Club, Student Government and more.
* Be Green and lend a hand with out reforestation and recycling projects.
* Take part in team varsity sports like basketball, volleyball and soccer.

"Thessaloniki is a great city to explore: the museums, the ruins, the restaurants, and the night life! The city will always hold a special place in my heart!" Lula Kontoula Livanis, University of California, LA


Fall, Spring, Summer


Fall, Spring & Summer semesters (see website for exact dates)

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Minimum Education

High School

Subject Areas

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Science
  • Architecture
  • Area/ethnic Studies
  • Art History
  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Admin. & Management
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science / It
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • English As A Second Language
  • European Studies (includes Politics)
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Government
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Independent Study
  • International Business
  • International Policy And Diplomacy
  • International Relations
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Media Relations
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Student Trips (non-credit)

Cost in US$:

Varies depending on semester, please visit the ACT website for more details on costs

Program Fees Include:

- Tuition & fees* include for up to 12 credits/USD415 per additional credit hour
- Study Abroad Fee
- Field Trips Fee**
- Orientation Fee
- Transportation Fee
- Housing fee

Cost varies from semester to semester. Please visit the ACT website for more accurate details on costs for tuition and fees.

* The American College of Thessaloniki awards a USD 1,000 merit scholarship applicable towards the semester's tuition at ACT (eligibility for one semester only- either Spring or Fall) to study abroad students who have reached sophomore status (minimum) at their home institution and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6/4.0

** The Field Trips Fee includes one to Athens (or an island) and one to Vergina (destinations may change). More trips will be organized for the entire student body in which study abroad students will be welcome to participate at an extra cost.

Additional Living Costs/month

- Student Visa Costs: USD100
- Residence Permit Costs:
- 130 euros for Greek Insurance (International insurance is not accepted)
- 150 euros cost of permit for one year
- 10 euros photographs
- 10 euros hospital check fee
- 500 euros initial bank deposit that can be liquidated after application procedure

A housing deposit of USD 300 is needed to reserve your room. A cleaning fee of 35 euro will be subtracted at the end of the semester, including costs for any housing damages you might be responsible for during your stay. The housing deposit is refundable at the conclusion of the semester, minus a cleaning fee and any outstanding charges. It is not refundable if student withdraws prior to enrollment.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat

Participants Travel


Scholarships are Available

ACT strives to be not only the 1st choice, but also an affordable choice for the education of youth from Greece, the Southeast Europe, US and beyond. To that end, the university awards merit aid to a substantial number of students in each entering class. Merit aid awards recognize and reward a student's academic accomplishments and potential. They are strictly designed to provide the means and opportunity for students that are academically strong and otherwise qualified to afford the high quality college education available at ACT. For more information on how to apply, please visit our website. Moreover, the American College of Thessaloniki offers a limited amount of half and full-tuition scholarships, accompanied by free on-campus housing to eligible candidates of Hellenic-American descent. Criteria of selection are based on a personal essay on the candidate's Hellenic heritage and its meaning to the development of his/her personality and on academic performance judged by a student's transcript and two letters of recommendation. For more information, please contact us.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks