ACT offers various programs for Study Abroad students in its pursuit to provide a truly immersive, cross-cultural learning experience in historic Thessaloniki, the student hub of Greece.
Operational Study Abroad by CBI
Conflict, Consequences and Cooperation: Post-Conflict Issues and Human Security in Southeastern Europe
A traditional summer program in Thessaloniki consisting of two (2) courses for six (6) credits, combined with field experience in Kosovo. Courses include History 221: Global Modernities: World History Since 1900, and Politics 221: The Balkans in Contemporary International Relations. This program offers the ideal setting for considering some of the most vital issues of our time: globalization, security, development, and cultural engagement. Being "on the ground" in the Balkans will augment study with experience in a place with many challenges, yet also many opportunities, as well as warm and welcoming people. Whether a student of history, human security, international relations, or practically any field, one can gain much from participating in this summer experience.
A Gap Year is a period when students, who have recently graduated from High School, take some time away from their routine to explore themselves and a new part of the world while earning college credit, meeting new people, gaining life experience and diversifying yourself from the crowd! It could be one summer, one semester or one year. It is a time when students open their minds to new experiences in a location that facilitates exploration and cultural engagement and offers the opportunity to become actively involved in the community.
This program is ideal for recent high school graduates who need a change of pace, a change of scenery, new motivations and horizons to reach into and explore. This program is for someone who wants to break out of their routine and live abroad; to taste, touch, smell and live the experience.
Make the most of your summer abroad with a 3 week, 3 credit immersive cultural and service journey in the student hub of Greece at ACT - The American College of Thessaloniki.
Experience Greek hospitality, heritage, and culture while earning three humanities credits in Understanding Greek Life and Culture through faculty led experiential learning and “filotimo” (Greek for "paying it forward"). Explore ancient and modern Greece through organized trips, events, and service opportunities. Live your own Greek adventure in Greece’s cultural capital, Thessaloniki!