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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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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 in depth the history of Christianity...

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Go Greek in Greece!

Go Greek in Greece! Find out what such an experience really means by signing up for the program through ACT. For three weeks, join in unique cultural and social events together...

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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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ACT (American College of Thessaloniki) Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    8

Living like a Greek local

My experience at the American College of Thessaloniki was fantastic! Honestly, on campus I felt like I was actually at an American school. The staff and students were very nice and welcoming the whole stay. There were no issues that were left unhandled and the staff was extremely professional. After being there 3 months, I really got use to being around.

Program: Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    6

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    8

Sailing at ACT

The ACT sailing course was one I'll never forget. It's so cool to say that I learned how to sail on the Aegean, and now I can use that knowledge anywhere in the world as a certified skipper. The class was much more challenging than originally anticipated, but I did enjoy getting to sail once I got the hang of it.

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

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    5

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

Go Abroad in Greece

I loved my semester at ACT! The city of Thessaloniki is perfect for studying abroad - it is very safe, large but not crowded or touristy, and definitely a student city so there is always a lot going on! ACT offered programs to their study abroads such as canyoning on Mt. Olympus, scuba diving at Halkidiki, tours of Athens and Delphi, and trips to Meteora. These experiences definitely added to the overall value of the trip, as I felt like I could see more of Greece than just my home city, as well. Classes were relatively easy compared to my home institution, but it was cool to engage with students from all over the Balkans.

Program: Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

A great time abroad

I really enjoyed my time at ACT. I particularly recommend this program to people looking to prioritize experience and travel over academics, because while the classes were interesting, I had a very light work load and was able to take many weekend trips with no school stress. As an added bonus, the school offers a bunch of great weekend trips to places around Greece!! I also enjoyed living in apartments instead of dorms, and our RA's were very nice and helpful.

Program: Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Studying abroad @ ACT = best decision ever made

Studying abroad at the American college of Thessaloniki was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. This school has a very strong community feel where the professors and administration truly cares and gets to know each student on an individual level. They are all so down to earth and encourage travel and cultural immersion, along with academics. They understand you are here for much much more than just studying and that most of what you get from study abroad happens from learning outside the textbooks. This is a small school where everyone very friendly and supportive to everyone around you.

ACT offers many fieldtrips and activities to suit a wide range of interests. My favorite trip they offered was the two day hike summiting Mount Olympus, which they offer every semester, and was such an incredibly memorable experience. I made such close friends on this trip! Also, take advantage of the free field trip tours around the city offered through ACT on the weekends because the tour guide is great, the city is richly historical, and it's free!

My study abroad experience was much more than I hoped for. Thessaloniki is very safe and the perfect size for this experience. The boardwalk views, nightlight, food, shopping, and friendly local people all make Thessaloniki a very worthwhile place to study abroad.

Program: Study Abroad with American College of Thessaloniki

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