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  • Locations: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Affiliate Minimum Language Requirement: None
Housing:
Apartment (shared)
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 College: College of Arts & Science, Walker College of Business
Credits: 12 credits Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Study in Greece!

Institution

ACT is a division of Anatolia, a private not-for-profit educational institution founded in 1886. ACT has long been a bridge connecting America to Greece and South East Europe, and in inspiration, mission, governance and programs, ACT resembles the traditional New England colleges upon which it has been modeled. ACT is one of the few institutions outside the United States with full, free-standing U.S. accreditation by NEASC and EU validation of its undergraduate programs. Choose from a wide range of courses in English, including the fields of Business, International Relations, Hellenic Studies, English Language and Literature, Communications & New Media Studies and Computing.

Location

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece; a true crossroads between East and West, and a gateway to Southeastern Europe. Founded in 315 B.C., historic Thessaloniki is now a modern seaport city of over one million inhabitants renowned for its wide avenues, quaint squares, tree-lined streets, neoclassical buildings, Byzantine monuments, historical museums, modern theaters, ancient ruins and warm hospitality. Discover tasteful restaurants, hip cafes, bustling clubs and elegant shops.

From the beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters of the Chalkidiki peninsula, to the snow covered ski resorts and challenging mountain treks, diverse natural wonders are all within a short drive away. Thessaloniki is ideally located to offer the best of both worlds.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid September to Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Early January to Early April or Early January to Mid June

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).

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Summer
ACT Tuition & Fees (12 credits) See ISEP Page 
ACT Housing  See ISEP Page 
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Dev Fee $60
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable. 

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester
ISEP Application Fee $100
ISEP Placement Fee $375
Airfare $1200 - $1800 
Meals $1100 - $1800
1Personal Expenses $1200 - $1800
Books and Materials $230 - $350
Local Transportation $200 - $300
Visa (for US Citizens) $100
Passport $150
US Based Health Insurance Varies
Additional Credits $333 per credit
2Personal Travel and Spending $700 - $1500
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

 

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Academics

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. Students will take 12 credits per semester.

For more information please visit the ISEP ACT webpage.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISEP program will enroll in 12 credits during the fall and spring semesters and 18 if completing Spring I and II. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to an ISEP program should complete the ISEP application while also completing the Appalachian application.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/16/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2020 02/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2021 09/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.