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  • Locations: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
Rolling Admission 01/07/2020 04/05/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 03/16/2020 TBA TBA

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

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cruz, Peter Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Cruz, Peter
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: Greek
Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INTED
Program Description:


A Semester in Greece: American College of Thessaloniki (ACT)

This program also has a summer option here: Summer In Greece.

Program Features





Named for the sister of Alexander the Great, Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece [image]  (pop. 1.5 million). Over 2,300 years old, the city of Thessaloniki is a wonderful blend of ancient and modern. Mere minutes from the spectacular Thermaikos Gulf, students find themselves surrounded by beautiful parks, Byzantine churches, endless shopping, museums, and a uniquely Greek nightlife. ACT is within an hour of some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece, not to mention easy access to Pella, the home of Alexander the Great, the birthplace of Aristotle, and Mount Olympus.



GreeceWhat courses?

Link to: ACT Courses by term and ACT Course Catalog (course descriptions).

Cost and Scholarships

GreeceWhat will it cost?

The ISU Program Fee includes tuition, fees, housing, ACT orientation and field trips, and ISU's CISI insurance. 

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). For more details, select the term next to "Budget Sheets" at the top of this page.

Scholarship information is available here.

Greek Student Visa
Read detailed instructions here: Obtaining the Greek Student Visa.docx



GreeceWhere will I live?

The American College of Thessaloniki housing is in shared apartments 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 at 10- to 15-minute intervals. In addition, the college provides free bus service.


Dates and Contacts




How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

More detailed pre-departure information is available in the ACT Study Abroad Guide Fall 2016

Travel and media links:
Greece Tourism
Greek News