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Greece, Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 GPA:
2.50 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Experiential Education: Internship, Volunteer/Service Learning
Program Description:
Thessaloniki Greece

THE PROGRAM
Spend fall, spring, or the academic year in Thessaloniki, Greece! Your host in Greece is the American College Thessaloniki (ACT), a Greek university where you will take classes with Greek and other international students. ACT is known for its strong business offerings. Class size is small, and classes are very interactive.

THE LOCATION 
Thessaloniki, population 1 million, is located in northern Greece. The city was founded in 315 BC on a prehistoric settlement dating back to 2300 BC, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe. The city is named after Alexander the Great's sister.
With a modern seafront, Thessaloniki is a Mediterranean city that has also preserved the vestiges of its Roman and Byzantine history. It is the second largest city in Greece and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Today, Thessaloniki has a very active cultural life, as well as being an important economic, industrial, and commercial center. There is a large student population in the city--literally one in every ten pedestrians is a university student.

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HOUSING & MEALS
You will live in off-campus apartments arranged by the ACT in downtown Thessaloniki.  These dormitories and apartments are fully furnished, and there are Greek students living in the buildings as well. You will cook your own meals in the apartment kitchens or eat at one of several campus cafeterias.

ACADEMICS
Students can choose courses in a variety of disciplines including courses in Anthropology, Business, English, European Studies, History and Politics. To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - Greece

COST
Below you will find more information on program costs:Spring 2015Fall 2014, and Academic Year 2014-2015

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



 

 

                                                 
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PHOTO GALLERY
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STUDENT LIFE 
There are also many clubs on campus for you to get involved in during your study abroad experience in Greece including: American Football Club, Cinema Club, Field Trip Club, Horse Riding Club, History and International Relations Society, Lifeguard Club, Marketing Society, Mountaineering Club, ACT band, PC Games Design Club, ACT Radio (Radio ACTive), Sailing Club, and Scuba Diving Club.  Also, all students become members of the student government while studying abroad.

You might also choose to volunteer at a soup kitchen, the writing center, youth center or the Anatolia Elementary School!  Or, if you are interested in sports, join an intramural sports team. The sports offered are: tennis, table tennis, 5 a-side soccer, volleyball and basketball.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
My overall experience was amazing. I met so many people, both from the U.S. and all over the Balkans, and formed a lot of good friendships. Greece is a great country and has so much history from many different time periods. It is hard to leave once you have been here for awhile. I will definitely come back in the future. - David

Thessaloniki is really such a lively city with fantastic view everywhere. – Samantha, Spring 2013

I wouldn't trade this experience for the world, especially since it opened my eyes to much more of the world than I had ever seen before. - Judi, Spring 2014

EXPLORE GREECE!
There is a great deal to explore in Thessaloniki The modern city exists in harmony with the old town's traditional architecture, narrow streets and lovely small gardens.  Thessaloniki remains a living memorial to life in Greece dating back over 2,300 years and is endowed with monuments from each era.

For those interested in sightseeing outside of the city, historical sites such as Vergina, the Macedonian palace of Alexander the Great, the birthplace of Aristotle, Mt Olympus, Pella, Amphipolis, Kavala and Phillipi, to name only a few, offer opportunities for easy one-day excursions. Each semester ACT organizes two trips for study abroad students, typically to Athens and Vergina.

You can also plan your own travel before or after the program or during a break. Check out this Youth in Greece video to see all that Greece has to offer!

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.




Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/15/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
 
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