It is with great pleasure that I welcome prospective students like yourself as you are about to plunge in to this compendium of information regarding the American College of Thessaloniki, leading you to the threshold of embarking on an unforgettable experience that will leave an indelible mark on your lives.
This experience will enrich your lives educationally, culturally and personally.
On an educational level you will encounter an atmosphere that emphasizes active and innovative learning, challenging the student to apply critical inquiry along with acquiring knowledge which complements the breadth of general education with the depth of one’s chosen field of study. Whether one will study Business, International Relations, Business and Computing, or English, basic exposure to the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, and the Social Sciences will assist the student in striving towards an intellectual development that is important in building a well-rounded personality. Highly inspiring faculty play a major role in both disseminating knowledge and challenging and guiding students in their learning endeavors, while dedicated and highly trained staff offer untiring support to all students.
On a cultural level you will be immersed in a diverse community with students, faculty and staff originating from different demographical backgrounds. All these bring their own distinct heritages, a campus rich in cultural diversity and open to diverging points of view, and constituting a microcosm of the globalized world in which we live.
On a personal level your life will be transformed as you meet new people from diverse backgrounds and divergent viewpoints, as you participate in extracurricular activities that enlarge your horizons, as you learn to weigh your choices and make decisions ethically, and as you take on responsibilities away from the comfort zone of your home.
All in all, at the conclusion of your studies you will be a totally transformed person and it is up to you to take the most and make the best out of this unique experience.
So as you are about to become a member of this special community for which we are all very proud, I extend my hand to greet you and look forward to meeting you and your family in person.
Archontis L. Pantsios, Ph.D.