ACT is an American style university in Greece. It has approximately 400 degree seeking students from diverse backgrounds including 30 different nationalities. ACT offers Bachelors degrees in Business Administration, English, International Studies, and Information Technology. Students can take courses in a variety of subjects ranging from liberal arts, technology, and business to Greek language, history, culture, and art. Courses that AU students will find particularly interesting are offered in Diplomacy and International Relations, Balkan and European Studies, Communication and New Media, and English Language and Literature.
For the current course lists, please visit ACT's website here
Thessaloniki is a lively, cosmopolitan city. It is Greece's second largest city after Athens. Home to several of Greece's top universities, there is a large population of college aged students in Thessaloniki. The 2011 census reported that the municipality of Thessaloniki today has a population of 322,240, while the Thessaloniki Urban Area (the contiguous built up area forming the "City of Thessaloniki") has a population of 790,824.
The International Programs Office has staff dedicated to assist students with all needs. Before 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.
Housing and Meals
Students live in off campus accommodation in downtown Thessaloniki. There are single and double rooms available and they come fully furnished. Students fill out an application for housing when they apply for the study abroad program.
The program includes several excursions for visiting students like a tour of Thessaloniki, a day trip to Vergina and a weekend trip to Athens and Delphi. Students have access to add on additional optional trips or can travel on their own to places like Mt. Olympus and the beautiful sandy beaches of Halkidiki, an hour’s drive away. The monasteries of Mt. Athos (Aghio Oros) also offer opportunities for easy weekend excursions. Exceptional archeological sites dating to the times of Alexander the Great and the Roman and Byzantine empires are nearby as well as hundreds of Byzantine churches, and many and varied museums. A multitude of theaters and live music venues, world class restaurants, and thousands of small, exotic tavernas cater to all tastes.