One of the goals of The Program is to foster and develop a strong community among its members. The American College of Thessaloniki and staff collaborate to plan weekly, free, or low-cost activities, which vary year-to-year.

In the past, students have participated in several types of activities. Some examples include:

  • Thessaloniki boat cruise
  • Cook-off competitions to showcase cooking skills learned during the semester
  • Open Mic Night to show off talents and cheer on others

Student Organizations & Groups Greece students will have access to the same student organizations and clubs available to the general student body. Learn more about student life at ACT here.


Student housing is located approximately 20 minutes away from the ACT campus by shuttle or taxi. On weekdays, students can take a complimentary shuttle between the housing and the ACT campus in the morning and late afternoon. students can also take a taxi for less than $10 USD.

Thessaloniki has a modern bus system with numerous routes. All students are issued a monthly bus pass for unlimited use of the public bus system. Buses can take students to the domestic bus terminal, the downtown area, or to destinations well outside of the city.

Computers & Internet

Computers are not available in the hotel, so it is advised that students bring a laptop with them to Greece. Although there are computer labs at ACT, space is limited, leading most students to use the ACT computers primarily for printing.

While the hotels are equipped with wireless internet, please note that internet speed in Greece can be intermittent. Both hotels are equipped with Ethernet connections should students wish to bring their own connection cable. The Program encourages students to limit their use of streaming internet content such as music, videos, and Skype while at the hotel. students may need to use these services during off-hours, while on campus, or at a cafe where the internet signal is stronger.