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

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@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.

Courses

  • Semester Program: Students enroll in four courses and transfer back 16 NU credits.
  • Summer Program: Students enroll in 2 courses and transfer back 8 NU credits. 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.
  • Fall 2014 Tentative Course offerings

  • Tentative Spring 2014 Course Offeringshttp://www.act.edu/index.jsp?CMCCode=10040105&extLang=LG
  • Summer 2014 Courses

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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

    • Completed online OISP application
    • ACT online application http://www.act.edu/index.jsp?CMCCode=2021&extLang=LG/

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Medical Evaluation
    • 1 passport-sized photo
    • Certificate of insurance coverage
    • Official transcript
    • Personal Statement
    • Housing Form
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). 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.

Greece, Thessaloniki: American College of Thessaloniki Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 1 2014: $10,295

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). 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.

Greece, Thessaloniki: American College of Thessaloniki Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

 

Accommodations

Study Abroad students are housed in Greek university style buildings in the center of the city of Thessaloniki. Residential arrangements include furnished double and single rooms with common space. Kitchen and bath facilities are shared with others on the floor.  Based on the students' housing options, pricing will vary. Please refer to the ACT housing website for more details on accommodations.

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.