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Featuring CCIS Programs

American College of Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki, Greece (Europe)

Quick Facts

Fall 2022

Dates: (12-15 credits)  arrive September 12 - depart December 14
Application Deadline:  March 15
Costs:   $13,160

Spring 2023

Dates:  Spring I (12-15 credits)  arrive January 3 - depart April 4 
Application Deadline: October 15  (November 5 for students who will not need a visa)
Costs:  $13,880

Dates: Spring II (6 credits)  arrive April 21 - depart June 14
Application Deadline: December 20
Costs:  $8,320

 Dates: Spring I and II (18-21 credits)  arrivive January 3 - depart June 14
Application Deadline:  October 1
Costs:  $18,870

Dates: Spring II and Summer (12-15 credits)  arrive April 21 - depart July 21
Application Deadline:  December 20
Costs:  $13,880

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Please note an $800 non-refundable program deposit is due two weeks after acceptance. 

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.

The Fall 2023 application cycle will open in January 2023 – you can click Apply Now then to get started for those terms.

Fall 2020 ACT scholarships available.  Apply by May 15, 2020!

Click here for ACT Greece Summer Program


Program Overview

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 st
udy 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!

Enjoy this beautiful video of Greece!



Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

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

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(718) 982-2100

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

Academics & Program

The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), 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. 

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.

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:

Students may take additional credits above what is shown above after approval by paying The American College of Thessaloniki additional tuition per credit. 

See Tentative Course Offerings for all current terms at ACT here.

Please click here to see ACT’s offering of a wide variety of ACT Internship, Practicum, Volunteer & Service Learning Work opportunities.pdf.

Credits: Credits vary depending on the selected program
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. 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.
Student Events

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

Recent events have included the following:

Duration & Costs


Fall 2022

(12-15 credits):  arrive September 12 - depart December 14

Spring 2023
Spring I (12-15 credits): arrive January 5 - depart April 4 
Spring II (6 credits):  arrive April 21 - depart June 14
Spring I and II (18-21 credits):  arrivive January 5 - depart June 14
Spring II and Summer (12-15 credits):  arrive April 21 - depart July 21



Fall 2022

Spring 2023
Spring I: $13,880 
Spring II: $8,320 
Spring I & II: $18,870
Spring II & Summer: $13,880 

Please note an $800 non-refundable program deposit is due two weeks after acceptance. 

Please note - all dates and costs are subject to change.  Non-CUNY & CUNY Non-New York State Resident students who plan to take more than 12 credits contact the program study abroad advisor to confirm program cost.  The program costs below may not apply.

Course offering, dates, and costs subject to change.

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.

The Fall 2023 application cycle will open in January 2023 – you can click Apply Now then to get started for those terms.

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:

Costs not included: Airfare ($1000-1400), books ($230-350), meals ($300-500 per month), personal ($250-700 per month), visa ($100, US students need if stay is more than 90 days), Resident permit ($385, plus $435 deposit that can be fully recouped), Single room supplemental charge (Fall or Spring I - $520; Spring II - $310; Spring I & II - $740; Spring II & Summer: $520).  Credits beyond the amount listed above may be paid direct to ACT at $340 / credit.

*Amounts are average and minimal. Students 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

Eligibility Requirements
- Minimum class standing - students must have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application.
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Students must be at least 18 years of age

Applications to Include
- Official transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher who knows the applicant from a classroom setting
- Statement of purpose

Application deadlines
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

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

Gerard Forte

"Study Hard, Play Harder: A Study Abroad Philosophy.

People have often said to me, "follow your dreams and life will be rewarding." Over the summer I was fortunate to experience one of my many dreams, thanks to a spectacular group of people in the SEEK Program at CSI......While many students were soaking up the sun over the summer, I was privileged to study in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the American College of Thessaloniki......My professors were masters in their subject matter. They used a variety of tools to teach the lectures. Because of time constraints during the summer session, we had assignments every day, which I expected, of course. After all, I was there to learn. However, I played even harder. Everyone looked forward to the weekends, because they were extraordinary. Most weekends, the Student Government took us on field trips. We explored a few Greek Islands where both learning and playing took place. We visited archaeological sites, such as Vergina, where the ruins date back to early civilization. We also traveled to spectacular beaches and swam in the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Skiathos, one of the beaches we visited, was warm and calm, just like most of the Greek people. "

Meghan Morris

"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."

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