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American College of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Apartment
Areas of Study: Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Finance, Gender Studies, Greek, History, International Business, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Service Learning, Sociology Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad Language of Instruction: English
Program: Exchange
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The American College of Thessaolinki campus is beautifully positioned on a hillside overlooking the city of Thessaloniki and the Thermaic Gulf. With an enrollment of only 800 Greek and international students, ACT offers an intimate learning environment.

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece known for its renowned festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general. Thessaloniki is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital. While the student population of ACT is small, Thessaloinki is a major college town, boasting almost 80,000 college students who liven the city’s cafes, restaurants and nightlife. Also known as northern Greece’s central transport hub, Thessaloniki has convenient connections within the region and with neighboring countries.


For a student that is seeking a unique study abroad experience in Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) is the perfect choice. With a student population that is composed of over 50% Greeks, ACT offers international students the opportunity to totally immerse themselves in Greek culture. 


A list of the courses offered at ACT is available ACT's International Student Catalog. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.


Students have the opportunity to live just minutes away from campus in fully furnished apartments in the heart of downtown Thessaloniki. More information on ACT's housing can be found on their accomodations page.


For the ACT exchange, students are responsible for paying:
Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.


Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.

In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator


If students wish to participate on ACT's excursions, an extra charge for those excursions will be charged to their UM Bursar account.


Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/09/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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