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Featuring CCIS Programs

American College of Thessaloniki, Greece Summer

Thessaloniki, Greece (Europe)



Quick Facts

Summer 2018 (Three Credits)
Dates:  June 10 – July 15, 2018 
Application Deadline:  April 15
Costs:  $5,580 CCIS Member  | $5,980 Non-Member 

Summer 2018 (Six Credits)
Dates:  June 10 – July 15, 2018 
Application Deadline:  April 15
Costs:  $6990 CCIS Member | $7,390 Non-Member

Students at Non-CCIS Member schools pay an additional $400 fee. Please contact the program advisor for more information.

Please note $500 despoit due two weeks after acceptance. 

Program Overview

Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, sits on the shores of the Thermaikos Gulf in the northeast and is framed by its own acropolis. On a clear day, a glimpse outside the classrooms offers a breathtaking view of Mount Olympus. The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) hosts both a summer and a semester program. ACT is an independent, non-profit liberal arts college that offers programs in the arts, sciences, and business administration.

Summer students may take one or two three credit courses. Students may also join in Community Service-Volunteer and Internship Opportunities. Students enjoy club activities and individualized attention offered by the excellent faculty and staff.

Click here for ACT Greece Semester Program
 



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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
Russell Davis
Senior Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
StudyAB@csi.cuny.edu
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.

Academics & Program

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 45-acre campus are small enough to ensure close interaction between the professor and student. 
 
Course Offerings
 
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.

Academic Highlights
 
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 2018 Tentative Course Offering:

** Denotes course is not approved for credit at CSI.

Credits: Three or six credits
Instructor's Language: English, other than language courses

Student Life & Housing

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.
 
Student Events

ACT students along with faculty organize educational talks, social programs and conferences throughout the year.

Recent events have included the following:

Summer Practicum, Volunteer & Service Learning Work Opportunities

ACT provides a Practicum and a wide variety of Volunteer & Service Learning Work opportunities for summer study abroad students. Students have access to great opportunities for hands-on learning through for-credit and not-for-credit options offered by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department and the Student Services Office in the summer.  Please click here to see ACT’s offering of a wide variety of ACT Summer Practicum, Volunteer & Service Learning Work Opportunities.

Duration & Costs

Duration

Summer 2018:
June 10 - July 15, 2018

Costs

Students at CCIS Member Institutions:
Three credits - $5,580
Six credits - $6,990

Students at Non-CCIS Member Institutions:
Three credits - $5,980
Six credits - $7,390
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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, fees, housing (double), field trip, pre-departure & on-site orientations, sickness & accident insurance
Costs Not Included: Airfare ($1,100-$1,400), Single Housing Supplement ($400), meals ($250-$400), personal costs ($250-$600), books ($150-$175), Signature Course fee ($200) 

*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.

Eligibility & Deadlines

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: April 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!
 



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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Melody Brody

"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."

Sade Brooks

"Attending The American College of Thessaloniki was an experience of its own. The faculty were extremely nice and understanding at all times! I never felt that I could not find someone to help me when I needed. Both staff and students were friendly and accommodating. I learned much about Greek civilization, historical monuments, and works of art. After this 3 month excursion I walk away more independent, self-confident, eager to take on challenges, whether academic, personal, or professional, and with a global network of new life long friends!"