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Thessaloniki Greece Academics

To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student.  You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure.  You may apply as a freshman, but you must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins.

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:

  • 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.

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). 

For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at 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.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email  for details.

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 7/12/16/cc

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