A Summer in Greece
American College of Thessaloniki (ACT)
The College, city, and regionStudy abroad students wishing to spend a month in Northern Greece combining academic study with a truly unique cultural experience are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Students will spend an unforgettable month in Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki. With a population of about a million and two large public universities, it is a human-scale city in which one in ten pedestrians is a university student. With a modern seafront, it is a Mediterranean city that has also preserved the vestiges of its Roman and Byzantine history. Visiting students are able to visit nearby Vergina with the magnificent tombs of the ancient Macedonian kings, sail in the Thermaikos bay, and take weekend trips to Chalkidiki, famous for its sandy beaches. Summertime is also a period of festivals and outdoor concerts. Many summer students find that a month of study at ACT combines well with a month of sailing or touring throughout Greece.
At ACT, students have a wide selection of courses, all of which are taught in English. Participants enroll in three or six credits in areas such as history, philosophy, psychology, political science, Greek, public relations, computer science, and finance. Students may select an option called the Oxford Module. This unique option offers political science coursework from Oxford University professors.
ISU registration for the term is a full-time placeholder registration listed as INTED.
For ISU study abroad programs at partner institutions abroad, courses offered for credit are automatically transferred to ISU. Transfer courses are usually listed at ISU with a general ending such as 100, 200, 300, or 400. To determine how these transfer courses are applied to specific degree requirements in your major/minor, speak with your academic advisor. Should you need further assistance or approval from your college regarding any transfer credit issue, contact the college advisor listed here: Transfer Credit Contacts
Link to ACT Courses by term and ACT Course Catalog (course descriptions).
The College offers study abroad students off-campus accommodation in downtown Thessaloniki. Rooms and studios in apartment complexes are all fully furnished (including kitchen appliances in individual studios or in common areas). These off-campus housing locations are well served by the city's reliable bus system with buses running every 10-15 minutes.
The ISU Program Fees for Summer 2016 are $4300 for the 3 credit option and $5600 for the 6 credit option.
The ISU Program Fee includes tuition, fees, housing, and ISU's CISI insurance. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, food, housing/program deposit, and all other additional expenses.
The ISU Program Fee is charged to students' ISU bill. The ISU Program Fee is assessed in 2 fees indicated as "qualified" and "other." "Qualified" figures are automatically added to the 1098T tax form that appears on students AccessPlus accounts. "Other" includes all other fees.
Please note that when students are accepted by ACT, a housing/program deposit of $300 US paid directly to ACT is required (refundable at the end of the semester minus a 100 Euro cleaning).
Click the "budget sheets" tab above for more details.
Scholarships for study abroad: see http://www.studyabroad.iastate.edu/home/students/outgoing/
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