Dates: Spring I (12-15 credits): January 5 - April 4
Application Deadline: October 15 (November 5 for students who will not need a visa)
Costs: $13,880 CCIS Member | $14,280 Non-Member
Dates: Spring II (6 credits): April 4 - June 9
Application Deadline: December 20
Costs: $8,320 CCIS Member | $8,720 Non-Member
Dates: Spring I and II (18-21 credits): January 5 - June 9
Application Deadline: October 1
Costs: $18,870 CCIS Member | $19,270 Non-Member
Dates: Spring II and Summer (12-15 credits): April 4 - July 18
Application Deadline: December 20
Costs: $13,880 CCIS Member | $14,280 Non-Member
Dates: September 14 - December 13
Application Deadline: March 15
Costs: $13,880 CCIS Member | $14,280 CCIS Non-Member
* Fall 2020 ACT scholarships available. Apply by May 15, 2020!
Please note $800 deposit due 2 weeks after acceptance.
Click here for ACT Greece Summer Program
Thessaloniki, founded in 315 BC, is the second largest city in Greece, located about 300 miles north of Athens in the ancient province of Macedonia. Nearby, Mount Olympus, Mount Athos, and the coastal resorts of the Halkidiki Peninsula offer many sightseeing and recreational opportunities. With its rich history and strategic geopolitical location, Greece offers a contemporary lifestyle as well as the presence of the rich heritage of both the east and west.
See a very short and beautiful video made by Ashley Feith, an ACT study abroad student from Manhattan Marymount College, about her experience by clicking below. Ashley was a Student Diplomat who won the "Connecting our World" video contest.
National Geographic listed Thessaloniki as one of the 20 top places in the world to visit in 2013. Click here to read about it!
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.
Course offerings are in a wide array of disciplines and include Accounting, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, English, European Studies, Finance, Greek language, History, Humanities, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science/Sociology and Statistics.
We recommend that students who taek at least 12 credits take a Greek language class that is appropriate to their level. Students who demonstrate Greek fluency are not required to take Greek language. In addition, students in all sessions (except for Summer and Spring II sessions) are required to take one course from an approved list of Greek civilization and culture courses as part of their semester course load.
Students then choose other courses from the schedule of classes for total number of credits by session as below:
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. Excursions may include Athens, Vergina-Dion, Meteora and Mount A.
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 the ACT Field Trip brochure 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:
Spring I: January 5 - April 4
Spring II: April 4 - June 9
Spring I & II: January 5 - June 9
Spring II & Summer: April 4 - July 18
September 14 - December 13
Spring I: $13,880 CCIS Member | $14,280 Non-Member
Spring II: $8,320 CCIS Member | $8,720 Non-Member
Spring I & II: $18,870 | $19,270 Non-Member
Spring II & Summer: $13,880 | $14,280 Non-Member
$13,880 CCIS Member | $14,280 CCIS Non-Member
Course offering, dates, and costs subject to change.
Costs included: Tuition (number of credits varies by session, as below *), fees, housing (double), field trips, pre-departure & on-site orientations, sickness & accident insurance. Students through CCIS do not have pay the ACT housing security deposit.
* Credits included in tuition as follows:
Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA
Minimum class standing: Students must have completed one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Spring I - October 15 (November 5 for students who will not need a visa)
Spring II - December 20
Spring I & II - October 1
Spring II & Summer - December 20
Fall - March 15 - Extended to 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!
"After spending an entire year in Thessaloniki, I believe one thing becomes abundantly clear: the atmosphere that the city, school, and staff provide make this one of the best study abroad experiences. The city is absolutely beautiful with its ancient walls intertwining through a modern city. It is also a student city; everything a student could ever ask for is right at your fingertips. The school, where one can interact with students from all over the world who all have the same goals in mind, sets an environment to exchange ideas--yet have fun and be oneself."
"Thessaloniki is the best city in the world for a college student!"