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Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

What better place to study than somewhere with a rich culture and history as well as a breathtaking geography! These are exactly what you will get (and more!) when studying...

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The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) Sailing Academy

Enroll in a sailing course at ACT, and earn academic credit and a license or certificate. The Coastal Sailing Skipper (course and license) teaches you how to operate an open-sea...

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ACT TEFL course in Greece

Prepare for a successful teaching career by taking an intensive TEFL course at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT). If you are a university student, a graduate of

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In the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul in Greece

ACT offers the study abroad program, “In the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul”, in Greece. This is a perfect option if you wish to explore history on location through an...

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Go Greek in Greece!!

Go Greek in Greece! Find out it really means to "Go Greek" by experiencing an authentic Greek adventure in the country’s cultural capital - Thessaloniki! Join our immersive...

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ACT (American College of Thessaloniki) Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

An end to an amazing chapter in my life

My time abroad is titled "An end to an amazing chapter in my life" because similar to a book, the best chapter is usually the last one. In this so called book, also known as my experience, I was able to make life long friendships as well as learn a whole new culture. If it weren't for the Greek course offered by the American College of Thessaloniki (with an amazing professor named Popi), I would have not been able to manage around Greece. Learning the basics is a must when it comes to traveling or everyday things like getting coffee or a bus ticket. Overall, would do it all over again.

Program: Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    8

Licensed skipper

Overall, sea sailing was a great experience. Definitely not an easy class, but that should not scare you away from taking it! What I mean is this class actually enforces you to know and understand parts of a boat and how to operate one. Therefore, you must actually study the material and come prepared to learn something new in every class. It also involves being physically involved. For instance, when dealing with the sails.

Program: The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) Sailing Academy

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    N/A

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

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Watch out waters, new sailor in town

I loved taking Sea Sailing while at ACT. Definitely rigorous at first and a lot of memorization. But, once you have the initial information down the rest of the class isn't bad. The class takes place in the evening right at sunset - you get to be on a sailboat in Greece at sunset twice a week. How can you pass that up?!
The teacher, George, is great - very friendly and knowledgeable.

Program: The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) Sailing Academy

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    4

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community

    8

Amazing three months abroad

I had a fantastic time studying abroad in Greece. Academically, ACT was not very challenging. However, this made it possible to travel on the weekends and explore the city - I went to five different countries in the last three months (including Greece) and, through ACT programs, explored many other places in Greece. I learned how to sail and I climbed Mount Olympus! I met people from around the Balkans and got to hear their perspective on the world. Finally, Thessaloniki is an awesome city filled with thousands of students, delicious food, and a beautiful boardwalk. I definitely recommend studying abroad there!

Program: Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

Overall Rating

6 / 10

  • Academics

    5

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    7

Study abroad at ACT

I am just about to finish up my experience at ACT and had a pretty great semester. I loved getting to know the city of Thessaloniki and had great professors while studying at ACT. The local students were all eager to get to know me and integrate me into their school. However, ACT is a very small school so if you don't like that type of atmosphere this is not the program for you. I also found that the classes were easier than what I was used to, and the learning environment did not provide for as much intellectual discussion as I would have liked. However, I feel as though I learned a lot about the history of Thessaloniki and the culture today and that experience was priceless.

Program: Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

  • ACT (American College of Thessaloniki) responded to this review December 11, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    Thank you so much for your comment Natalee!

    We are so sorry to hear that the small campus size was not for you, we do hope that you were aware of this before the program started and will be sure to make sure all students are more aware of our small student body in the future.

    The classroom discussions in the small international campus usually lead to a stimulating and exciting time in the classroom, especially during discussion periods, we are sorry to hear that you missed out on this experience!

    If there is anything other than the campus size that we could of done differently to improve your time in Thessaloniki, please do let us know! We want to offer the best experience for every student that chooses to study at the American College of Thessaloniki and appreciate your feedback.

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