Summer 2020 (Three Credits)
Dates: June 18 – July 24
Application Deadline: March 15
Costs: $5,335 CCIS Member | $5,735 Non-Member
Summer 2020 (Six Credits)
Dates: June 18 – July 24
Application Deadline: March 15
Costs: $6,777 CCIS Member | $7,177 Non-Member
Students at Non-CCIS Member schools pay an additional $400 fee. Please contact the program advisor for more information.
Please note an $500 non-refundable program deposit is due two weeks after acceptance.
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College of Staten Island, CUNY
Senior Study Abroad Advisor
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This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.
The American College of Thessaloniki, a division of Anatolia College, is an independent, non-profit, liberal arts college. Anatolia College is an American-sponsored, private educational institution founded in 1886. ACT offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science program and one or two year MBA to over 500 students from over 20 countries. Classes held at Anatolia’s beautiful 60-acre campus are small enough to ensure close interaction between the professor and student.
The American College of Thessaloniki offers programs of study in the arts and sciences, and in business administration. All coursework is taught in English, and no prior study or knowledge of Greek language is required. CCIS students choose one or two courses from the course offering CCIS students may take additional courses or credits other than the three or six credits offered on the CCIS program by paying additional tuition per credit directly to the American College of Thessaloniki.
Summer students take one or two three-credit courses. Students are encouraged to take a Greek language course if they do not speak Greek, however there is no requirement that students take a language course. All courses below are three credits unless otherwise noted.
Summer 2020 Tentative Course Offering:
The American College of Thessaloniki offers study abroad students off-campus accommodation in downtown Thessaloniki. Rooms and studios in apartment complexes are all fully furnished (including kitchen appliances in individual studios or in common areas), and are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Both single and double-occupancy options exist. Off-campus housing locations are well served by the city's reliable bus system with buses running at 10-15 minute intervals. In addition, during the fall and spring semesters the college provides free bus service in a morning run (picks up students from their residence) and an evening run (drops them off at their residence).
Extracurricular activities are an important part of the program, including cross-cultural orientation programs, excursions, museum visits, archaeological digs, dance classes, and student clubs.
Field Trips & Excursions
For the semester program, in addition to tours of Thessaloniki, two out-of-town field trips are organized. In previous semesters, CCIS students have taken a day trip to Vergina (during orientation) and a weekend trip to Athens (around the middle of the semester). Excursions are subject to change.
The Field Trip Club (probably the most popular ACT club) organizes a number of field trips during the semester. ACT partially subsidizes these trips, but participants also contribute an amount depending on total participation. The Mountaineering Club also organizes trips, including a Mt. Olympus climb every fall. Student contributions for these field trips range from 40-150 euros per person and include transportation and lodging.
For the summer session program, a two- or three-day hosted field trip to one of the nearby Greek Islands is planned to offer students an opportunity for rest and relaxation. In addition, other the program helps students attend numerous cultural events and activities that show off Thessaloniki’s exceptional and varied cuisine, exciting nightlife, outstanding museums, and astonishing examples of Roman and Byzantine architecture. Activities are organized throughout the summer.
See more on ACT Field Trips here.
Academic Societies, Artistic Ensembles, Recreational Clubs and Publications
A Clubs Fair is hosted by all ACT organizations at the beginning of each term so students may become familiar and choose clubs or activities that best suit their personal interests. ACT has many active student organizations including the History and International Society, Marketing Society, Ecology Club, Drama Club, Fitness Courses, Riding Club, Creative Writing Society, Newspaper, Student Council, and Intramural Athletic Activities. Each organization meets weekly and is advised by a faculty member. These activities are open to CCIS study abroad students and their participation is especially welcomed.
ACT students along with faculty organize educational talks, social programs and conferences throughout the year.
Recent events have included the following:
June 18 - July 24
Students at CCIS Member Institutions:
Three credits - $5,335
Six credits - $6,777
Students at Non-CCIS Member Institutions:
Three credits - $5,735
Six credits - $7,177
Students registering at the College of Staten Island as Visiting Students or at a School of Record may have to pay additional costs based on residency and matriculation status. Please contact the College of Staten Island for more information.
Course offering, dates, and costs subject to change.
Costs Included: Tuition (3 or 6 credits), fees, housing (double), field trip, pre-departure & on-site orientations, sickness & accident insurance. Students through CCIS do not have pay the ACT housing security deposit.
Costs Not Included: Airfare ($1,100-$1,400), Single Housing Supplement ($405), meals ($250-$400), personal costs ($250-$600), books ($150-$175). Credits beyond the amount listed may be paid direct to ACT at $336 / credit.
*Amounts are average and minimal. Student must budget additional money if they plan to do independent travel in Greece.
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.
Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA
Minimum class standing: Students must have sophomore standing, have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college, and be at least 18 years of age
Application deadline: March 15
Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!
"I can honestly say that my time in Thessaloniki was one of the most valuable experiences of my life.Being immersed in a language, a culture and a style of life that are infinitely different (and, subjectively, infinitely better) from those that we can live among in the States helped me think about what I truly value and has changed and shaped the course of my career and personal life.I have come to realize that apart from the incredible time I had during my semester in Greece, the experience is contributing to my life and happiness as much if not more than ever before."
"I feel like I can blend into any culture now, and I can be who I am no matter what country I'm in, and feel comfortable. It is a selfish idea to take 3 months to myself in a foreign country, but the experience has been invaluable so far. I feel like I've grown, and that I see things more clearly, literally a world away from where I grew up."