THESSALONIKI: American College of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Mid September - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Late January - Early June
  • Summer 1 Semester - Mid June - Late July

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

American College of Thessaloniki-ACT introduces an unspoiled area of Greece, and natural beauty without hoards of foreign tourists. Students mix academics with culture and history visiting important archaeological, religious, and cultural centers, viewing splendid collections of artifacts and masterpieces, and exploring major cities, small villages, and scenic islands.

Academic Calendar

Courses

The American College in Thessaloniki offers a wide range of course in areas of Business, Humanities and Social Science, and Technology and Science. Semester: Students may choose from a liberal arts curriculum or focus on a Greek cultural/historical experience taking courses such as Ancient Greek, Art & Architecture, Byzantine History, Modern Greek History, Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek Philosophy, and Ethnographic Accounts of Greek Culture. ACT departments and academic divisions include: Anthropology, Business, Computer Science, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Modern Greek and Greek Studies, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Science, and Physical Education.

  • Semester Program: Students enroll in four courses for 16 NU credits
  • Summer Program: Students enroll in 2 courses for 8 NU credits

Course Schedules and Catalog

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Host University

The American College of Thessaloniki, a division of Anatolia College, is an independent, non-profit, liberal arts college. Founded by American Protestant missionaries in 1886 and incorporated in the State of Massachusetts, Anatolia was originally located in Asia Minor. The school was closed during the Greek-Turkish War of 1919-1922. In 1924, Anatolia relocated to Thessaloniki, where the greatest part of the refugee influx from Asia Minor had settled. In inspiration, governance, and structure, Anatolia closely resembles the traditional New England colleges after which it is modeled. One of Anatolia's central aims is to strengthen the ties of friendship between the Greek and American people through its binational education and cultural activities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    Directions to complete the online ACT application:

    • Click "Online application - start here!" which will direct you to http://admissions.act.edu/applicant/applications
    • After completing the form, select "I have a promotional code" and enter P8R47I
    • Entering this code will provide access to the application for Northeastern students and allow you to upload all application material, including the head shot.

    To complete the online ACT application, you must upload the following materials:

    • Medical evaluation
    • 1 passport-sized photo
    • Certificate of insurance coverage
    • Official transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Housing form

    Additionally, please submit the following directly to OISP (either electronically or in hard copy):

    • Copy of passport ID page
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Cost

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Summer 1 2015: $10,909

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634) and International Security and Emergency Support ($275). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Accommodations

The American College of Thessaloniki provides study abroad students with off-campus accommodation in downtown Thessaloniki. Students housed in ACT studios live in a safe, residential neighborhood with nearby grocery stores, bakeries, cafes, restaurants and a variety of other stores.

The studios are fully furnished and include a kitchenette. Both single and double-occupancy options exist. Single studios are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, which means that the earlier the housing deposit is paid, the greater the chance of being allocated a single room.

There is complimentary WiFi and complimentary laundry facilities in each building. The college's Resident Assistants provide services and support to students staying in ACT housing. RAs help assure the safety and security of students, assist students with finding their way around the city and Greece, and organize group events.

Off-campus housing locations are well served by the city’s reliable bus system with buses running at 10-15 minute intervals. In addition, the college provides a limited bus service to and from campus.

Destination

Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece with a population of 1.5 million inhabitants, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The birthplace of Aristotle, Thessaloniki was founded about 315 BC and named for the sister of Alexander The Great. It is the chief city of Macedonia and its most important commercial port. Thessaloniki was under the control of Turkey in the 19th century, only returning to Greece in 1912. It is also the birthplace of Kemal Ataturk who was the first President of the Turkish republic. Thessaloniki is resplendent with byzantine monuments, decorated with mosaics and vaulted ceilings.