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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Area of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, English, Finance, History, International Management, Modern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Housing Options: Apartment
Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior Program Type: Pace Global Partner
Program Description:

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Why American College of Thessaloniki?
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) provides to a diverse student body, a high quality, tertiary level multidisciplinary, student-centered educational experience in an innovative learning environment. Drawing on the principles of the American liberal Arts educational philosophy we foster depth and breadth of knowledge, grounded on theory, scholarly research, and intellectual freedom. In addition, ACT offers:
  • Small scale allows individualized attention to students' needs                    
    • Student is at the center of the learning process
    • Small classes, average 18 students, ensure active learning
    • Curriculum advisor assigned to every student
    • Approachable faculty  
  • High quality education with American style and substance                     
    • Program of studies based on U.S. experience
    • Most faculty trained in the U.S. and hold PhDs or have substantial practical experience in their field
    • Modern and extensive library resources, including remote access to electronic resources across the library network in the U.S.
    • Modern and extensive computer and multimedia labs
  • Exciting social and cultural life
    • Student organizations, clubs and organized activities enhance the college experience
    • Thessaloniki is a lively, cosmopolitan city with nearly 1 million residents and over 100,000 college students; the Cultural Capital of Europe in 1997, an official site for the 2004 Olympic Games, a candidate city for EXPO 2008
    • Mt. Olympus and the beautiful sandy beaches of Halkidiki are an hour’s drive away; the monasteries of Mt. Athos (Aghio Oros) are an easy weekend excursions.
    • Exceptional archeological sites dating to the times of Alexander the Great and the Roman and Byzantine empires; hundreds of Byzantine churches; and many and varied museums.Multitude of theaters and live music venues, world class restaurants and thousands of small, exotic tavernas cater to all tastes
  • And more

The Campus

ACT is a 45-acre campus encompassing the 4,500m2 Bissell Library, one of the most sophisticated private facilities of its kind in Southeast Europe, and the Stavros S. Niarchos Technology Center, which gives students access to the latest tools in information technology.

ACT strongly believes in the role that the environment and in particular Gaia plays in fostering intellectual growth; that is why they have built a beautiful campus on a hill, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Under the blue Grecian sky and amid a plethora of ancient trees and shrubs (cypress, olive, plums, pomegranate, etc.), ACT students have the opportunity to use our state- of-the-art educational facilities in pursuing their educational goals. This is the same environment that, a few miles to the East became the birthplace of Aristotle, while a few miles to the West, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. 
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At ACT, an average class consists of 16 students. This means that coursework can be tailored to class needs and each student’s contribution is acknowledged, particularly in discussion settings, with plenty of opportunities for personalized attention. Courses are offered in the following areas:
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing in the Digital Era
  • Computing
  • Business Computing
  • International Relations
  • Balkan and European Studies
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • English
  • Language and Literature
  • Communication and New Media 
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Technology and Science
Click here to see specific courses offered for Summer 2016.
Click the following links below for additional information:
Academic Calendar
Schedule of Courses
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The American College of Thessaloniki provides off campus accommodation in downtown Thessaloniki, close to the heart of the city center and a short ride away from the ACT campus.

Rooms are all fully furnished (including kitchen appliances in individual studios or in common areas), and priority is given based on the date of application receipt. 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 bus service to and from campus. 
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Student Services
Student services are offered in the following areas:

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport welcome service
  • Housing services
  • Orientation programs
  • Athletic activities
  • Clubs and societies
  • Student Government participation
  • Community Service Program
  • Emergency counseling services
  • Program field trips
  • Organization of college-wide excursions and field trips
  • Extracurricular cultural activities
  • Health support services
  • Academic support
  • Library support
  • Math tutoring support
  • Writing Center support
  • On-campus security
  • Shuttle bus, daily connection of housing & campus
  • Student I.D. card
  • Technical & I.T. support
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Visa and residence permit support

Student Life

With more than three hundred American students from various states across the US attending each year, alongside students from Greece, neighboring Southeast Europe countries and the far corners of the world, the student body at ACT is increasingly diverse and international.

Student life at ACT is as vibrant as the city around it. Countless activities, on campus and all over Thessaloniki, are available to all study abroad students. Join a wide range of clubs, societies and organizations, an active student government, on and off campus cultural events, athletics, workshops, and special lectures.

Check the city’s many art, folklore and science venues and museums, participate in the Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Biennale and in the International Film Festival for a chance to meet artists and filmmakers from around the world. If you like athletics, why don’t you try some sailing, tennis, basketball, soccer, scuba diving, mountain trekking, and canyoning?

For those who are keen on traveling, our field trips are an ideal getaway from studies. Walk around Thessaloniki and its walls, visit the Royal Tombs of the Macedonian dynasty in Vergina, reach the top of Mt. Olympus, relax in Pozar hot baths or jazz it up in Sani during its summer music festival.

Community Service at ACT
ACT has one of the largest community service programs in Greece, in collaboration with 40 NGOs, providing students with the unique opportunity of volunteering and giving back to the community.

Select volunteer opportunities are available for students who are interested in developing or exercising skills in an environment tailored to their interests and studies. These opportunities help students to integrate with the local people and environment while providing a valuable service to their host country. For information, contact the International Programs Office on campus. 
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How to Apply

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process.  Before applying to the host institution abroad, you must first complete the necessary application procedures to Pace.  Click here to review the Pace University  Steps to Apply to study abroad.

Application Procedures for Pace Study Abroad:
  • Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can only apply to one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application.  Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution:
  • Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Complete the Credit Equivalency Form located on your program application page.  This is due by the Pace application deadline.
Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: April 1

Application Procedures for the American College of Thessaloniki:
  • Review the application procedure on the American College of Thessaloniki study abroad student website.  
In an effort to join the global green movement, ACT admissions is now paperless. Aside from the online application, all material should be downloaded, completed, scanned and sent digitally to Roula Lebetli, the director of admissions at
  • If you are accepted into the program you will receive an email from the Director of Admissions.
Fall & Spring Semesters: In order to secure your place on the program please wire a $300 partially refundable housing deposit (refundable at the end of the semester minus a 100 Euro cleaning) to ACT’s bank account.

Summer Program: In order to secure your place on the program please wire a $300 partially refundable housing deposit (refundable at the end of the semester minus a 50 Euro cleaning) to ACT’s bank account.

Beneficiary's account name: The Trustees of Anatolia College
Beneficiary's bank: Alpha Bank
USD account number: 811 01 5001 000074 
USD IBAN number: GR98 0140 8110 8110 1500 1000 074
Swift Address: CRBAGRAA
Payment Details: Student's name and reason of payment
Bank address: Komninon 9, Branch #714, 552 36 Panorama, Greece
  • Accepted student also have the option to make housing deposit and/or tuition/fee payments either by check or credit card:
    • Credit Card Payment Option
      • Please fill out the ACT CreditCard Payment Form and send it to the cashier either by:
      • Charges will appear as "Trustee of Anatolia College" on your credit card statement when processed. The fax and email line are secure.
    • Check Payment Option
      • Payments by check goes directly to the ACT Boston Office at the following address:

        Mail to
        ACT Enrollment Officer
        Anatolia Office of the Trustees
        18 Tremont Street, Suite 704
        Boston, MA 02108

        Payable to
        The Trustees of Anatolia College

  • Prior to your arrival you will be prompted to pre-register for courses via email.
For any information/clarification please contact:
Admissions Office
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT)
P.O. Box 21021, 555 10 Pylea
Thessaloniki, Greece
tel. +30 2310 398 239

ACT Enrollment Officer
Anatolia Office of the Trustees
18 Tremont Street, Suite 704
Boston, MA 02108
tel. (617) 830 - 5073
(877) 524 - 7301 toll free

American College of Thessaloniki Application Deadlines:
Summer 2017: May 22, 2017
Fall 2017: May 17, 2017
Spring 2018: TBA

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Program Cost

The following policies are effective with AY 2016-17. Students are responsible for:
  • Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account. 
  • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student. 
All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $10,000 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad - note portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to two semesters.  Pace tuition remission does not apply.

Room Prices for Summer Programs:

Double Studio: 
Comprehensive fee for
one course

Comprehensive fee for
two courses 

Private Studio:
Comprehensive fee for
one course

Comprehensive fee for 
two courses 

  • Tuition and fees 
  • E-Books for all applicable courses
  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport welcome 
  • Orientation
  • Studio accommodations at off-campus housing
  • Housing Services 
  • Housing Cleaning Service (2 times)
  • An RA in each residence
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Guided City Tour of Thessaloniki
  • Morning and evening shuttle bus-service between the residence hall and campus
  • Student ID card
  • Local SIM card
  • Access to ACT workshops and guest lectures
  • Full access to ACT library resources
  • Two-night trip to Athens and Delphi  
  • Day trip to the Royal Tombs in Vergina  
  • Residence Permit Support
  • Technical and IT support
  • Academic tutors and support
  • On-campus doctor (as per office hours)
  • Counselling Office (by appointment)
  • Clubs and Sports
  • On Campus Gym (limited hours)
  • 24-hour Access to running track
  • Free Wi-Fi access on campus and in the residence   
  • Service Learning Center access and SL placement
  • Transcripts sent to home institution 

  • Transportation to/from program 
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Personal communication costs (e.g., phone, etc.)
  • Travel, accident and medical insurance (to be arranged prior to departure by participants) 
  • Books and supplies
  • Entertainment and personal expenses
  • Cost of additional trips offered exclusively to ACT students
  • Other items not expressly included in the program itinerary



ACT follows a first come first serve housing policy and by sending in your housing application and deposit fee you are reserving your room. This deposit will be returned at the end of the semester, less any costs for housing damages you might be responsible for during your stay.  The deposit is non-refundable if you withdraw from housing after the application deadline.

Additional Credit Fee: $320

Tuition: $320 per credit hour - paid directly to ACT, for any combination of courses that is not exactly equal to 3 or 6 credits.
Sea Sailing 100 (1-credit elective): €200

The Open Sea Sailing 100 (1-credit elective) carries an additional €200 Boat Fee. The Open Sea Sailing 101 (3-credit International Certificate) course carries no additional fee. 


Food: 350€ - 500€
Local Transportation: 50€ - 160€
Entertainment: 100€ - 200€
Books and Supplies: 50€ - 100€


Fees listed above are based on current legal and tax frameworks. As such, fees may be subject to revision in the event that changes occur within these frameworks.
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All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA.  There is no additional charge.
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All citizens of the US must require a Student Visa in order to study abroad in Greece. Click here for visa requirements for studies in Greece.
Please note:
  • The Consulate General of Greece in New York accepts visa applications by appointment only.
  • The Consular Office reserves the right to ask for further documentation, in addition to the above mentioned.
  • The applicant has to provide a set of photocopies of the above original documents.
  • The Consulate General of Greece in New York accepts only money orders.
  • Please note: semester study abroad programs in Greece lasting 6 months or longer require extensive Visa documents and processing. Students are advised to begin this process as soon as possible. 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA