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Thessaloniki Greece Academics

ELIGIBILITY
To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student.  You must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  You may apply as a freshman, but you must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.


COURSES/ COURSE EQUIVALENCIES
In this program you will take a total of four courses in English in subjects such as Anthropology, Business, English, European Studies, History, and Politics. The Greece program is open to all majors. It is particularly suited to business majors. Specific courses may change at any time.

You can view available courses on the ACT Academic Life website.

Many courses you take in Thessaloniki have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit. To find courses that have been evaluated for ACT, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here: https://my.uwec.edu/psp/PUBLIC/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/EAU_SS_CUSTOM.EAU_TRNCRDWZ.GBL

  • Choose Greece, then click "Search"
  • Click on the link "American Coll of Thessaloniki" when it appears
  • Click "Search" again. All ACT courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear in alphabetical order by the ACT School Course Number. If the ACT course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credits.

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
Volunteer
There are a number of volunteer teaching opportunities at ACT for study abroad students, which include a pre-school institution, two grade schools, two middle schools, two high-schools, and a large I.B.program. Students can volunteer and participate in English language classes at the grade school level as teacher's assistants. They can work at the after school special bridge-bilingual English program (some positions each semester are paid). Inquiries should be addressed to Mrs. Arian Kotsi, Director of International Programs, akotsi@act.edu.

FOREIGN CULTURE
This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  Please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Fall semester runs from mid September to mid December. Spring semester runs from early February to early June, with a two-week spring break. Exact program dates are determined the semester prior to departure.

updated 7/16/14 jmk


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