Earn up to 6 U.S. credits during the American College of Thessaloniki 5-week summer program! For the student seeking a unique study abroad site in Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki is ideal. Thessaloniki is the "road less taken," a culturally intact city, small, diverse, youthful, at the crossroads of east and west and the gateway to Southeastern Europe. 

In inspiration, mission, governance and programs, ACT resembles the traditional New England colleges upon which it has been modeled. Choose from a wide range of courses in taught in English, including the fields of Hellenic Studies, International Relations, Business, English Language and Literature, Communications & New Media Studies and Computing.

With a student body comprised of fifty percent Greek students and international students from approximately 45 countries around the world, visiting students find a valuable cultural immersion experience at ACT. Student life at ACT is as vibrant as the city around it. Join a wide range of clubs, societies and organizations, an active student government, cultural events, athletics, workshops, volunteer opportunities, field trips and special lectures throughout your time in Thessaloniki. 


Housing for ISEP students studying at ACT is in a double-occupancy studio apartment. ACT provides off campus accommodation in safe residential areas near downtown Thessaloniki and a short drive from the ACT campus. The housing locations are well served by the city’s public bus system, with buses running at 10-15 minute intervals. The housing is in close proximity to supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, and post offices. In addition, ACT provides a basic bus service to and from campus once per day.  An ACT Residence Assistant (RA) resides at each housing location and is there to help students settle in and get to know Thessaloniki by organizing outings and planning activities. Students have the option to apply for a single studio and pay ACT directly for the difference between the double and single studio. 

Meal benefits are not included in this program. Students will be expected to use their own funds for meals and budget accordingly. Students can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad.  

Course Description

Summer 2021 Course Offerings

Highlighted courses offered for Summer 2021 include: 

Art History 220: Ancient Greek Art and Architecture

Biology 140: Epidemiology and Microbiology Principles and Applications to Public Health

Computer Science 219: Video Game Design with UNITY and Blender  

Finance 360: Financial & Economic Crises through History

History 232: Thessaloniki: A City and its Inhabitants  

Management 341: Business in Greece and the EU

Psychology 270: Health, Stress and Adaptation

Below is a summary of the ACT academic departments open to study abroad students during the summer term:


ACT's Business Administration program has four main concentrations: Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Finance and International Business. All of ACT's courses combine international experience with a local point of view. The Anatolia School of Business accepts students from various countries and blends theory with contemporary market developments.

Humanities, Social Sciences & Psychology

The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences provides introductory and advanced instruction in all areas of the human sciences, with undergraduate programs of distinction in English and New Media, and International Relations. Teaching and research strengths within the division include: history, politics, and European integration; communication and media, modern literature, and language teaching methodology; psychology; anthropology; social and Greek cultural studies. In addition, the Division offers a solid liberal arts course basis to all ACT’s academic and professional programs.

Technology and Science

ACT’s STEM curriculum is a rigorous and challenging program that provides students not only with a theoretical background, but also with the practical skills needed by organizations and companies in all fields. The college’s specialized, state-of-the-art IT facilities and computer labs, the Niarchos Technology Center, the CISCO Networking laboratory, the Microelectronics-Robotics laboratory and a new Fabrication Lab are fully available to students in the program. Students can also participate in the on-campus Makers Society, company visits and faculty-led research projects. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Area Studies, Other

  • Business: Recommended!

    E-Commerce Economics Finance Marketing

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

    Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation

  • Engineering

    Robotics, and Automation Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Modern Greek Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

    Nutrition Sciences

  • History: Recommended!

    Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations

  • International/Global Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!


  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Social Sciences:

    Political Science and Government Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: Australia Canada United Kingdom United States
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

All credits and grades are issued in U.S. credit equivalencies. Enrollment in the following number of course credits per term is included in students' comprehensive ISEP Direct program fee:  

Summer: 6 credits (two courses)

Enrollment in credits beyond the amount listed above are charged at the discount rate of $336 per credit (price subject to change), payable directly to ACT.

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