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Here is your chance to experience the unspoiled areas of northern Greece, which offer natural beauty without hordes of foreign tourists. You will mix academics with culture and history by visiting important archaeological, religious and cultural centers, viewing splendid collections of artifacts and materpieces, and exploring major cities, small and scenic islands. In this unique program you will live surrounded by thousands of years of history - Alexander the Great, Aristotle, classial Athens - and at the same time experience' modern Greece as a crossroads between Western and Eastern cultures.
This semester or academic year program offers students the opportunity to enroll in a courses in Greek language, Business and Technology (Computer Science, & CMIS) and Arts and Sciences (English, History & International Relations, Psychology, Philosophy and Social Sciences) while studying at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT). The campus primarily hosts Greek students as well as international students from other European countries.Service Learning Opportunities
Please see ACT web page for current session dates. Sessions run approximately as follows:
Spring: Late January – Early June
Summer: Late June – Early July
Fall: mid-September – mid-December
Amy Bowes, Adviser
The University of Iowa
Office for Study Abroad
1111 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242-1802
For the student seeking a unique study abroad site in Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki is ideal. Thessaloniki is the ‘road less taken’, a culturally intact city, small, diverse, youthful, at the crossroads of east and west and the gateway to Southeastern Europe.
Greek Cultural Immersion
With a student body comprised of 50% Greeks and international students from approximately 30 countries as well as a plethora of community outreach opportunities, visiting students find a valuable cultural immersion experience at ACT.
ACT is the only NEASC-accredited academic institution in Northern Greece.
Vibrant Student Life
ACT is a warm, welcoming and active community that offers students the chance to explore and develop through a wide range of workshops, clubs, field trips and volunteer opportunities.
Cultural & Historical Exploration
Students visit the birthplace of Alexander the Great, Orthodox Monasteries dating from 12th Century, the beautiful beaches of Halkidiki and of course the enchanting city of Thessaloniki!
Strong Support Services
The Internation Programs Office has staff dedicated to assist students with all needs. Pre-departure, staff in the ACT Boston office are there to answer questions and provide students with the support they need. Once students arrive in Greece, staff orients them with the campus and life in Thessaloniki and provides information on co-curricular opportunities and ways to engage with Greece outside of the classroom. ACT even provides an on-site doctor in the event of health issues.
On and off campus housing in residence halls and apartments in 'family' neighborhoods provided by ACT.
For more information about housing options, please visit ACT's website.
Participants will make their own travel arrangements to Thessaloniki. Cost of travel is not included in the program cost.
Applications are to be submitted directly to the American College of Thessaloniki. For more information, please visit the ACT Web Page. Before applying, you should make an appointment with the Greece advisor in Study Abroad, 1111 University Capitol Centre, by calling 335-0353.
Please fill out this form and submit to UCC 1111 Study Abroad with $50 application fee:
Iowa Application ACT
This form is in addition to the application for admission on ACT's webpage.
Tuition and fees vary by semester and length of study. Please consult ACT'swebsite for further information. Additional administrative fees and insurance costs apply, please see the Cost and Funding section for more information.
For Fall 2013: There are FIVE $1,000 scholarships available. Please meet with Amy Bowes in the Study Abroad Office for more details.
Participants will receive notification regarding a scheduled pre-departure orientation for UI students.