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American College of Thessaloniki (Greece)


Greece is a land of mythical proportions, great natural beauty, and classic postcard images. The American College of Thessaloniki, situated in Northern Greece, stands at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations, a place of beautiful contradictions where one can relive history and trace the evolution of Western thought. ACT offers you the opportunity to feel history come alive as you walk with us through olive groves, ancient sites, and thousand-year-old monasteries. While at ACT, build your resume by enrolling in certificate programs. Gain valuable hands-on experience through our Service Learning Program and courses that contain internships or practicums. 

At ACT, join classmates from various states across the US, alongside students from Greece, neighboring Southeastern European countries, and the far corners of the world, bringing a diverse and international perspective into the classroom. Check out ACT's Instagram for up-to-date info, photos, and more! 


  • Have Sophomore standing or above
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Major or minor in either Psychology or English
  • Possess a strong commitment to academics and Christianity 


All classes except for science courses with a lab (which carry 1 credit hour) carry 3 credit hours. See a tentative list of course offerings here. You may be able to receive major or minor credit for Psychology or English.

All students must take one cultural course. Course examples of a cultural course are (but are not limited to):

  • History 232 – Thessaloniki: A City and its Inhabitants
  • Art History 121 – Greek Art through the Ages: Ancient to Modern
  • Humanities 120 – Understanding Greek life and Culture
  • History 301 – History of Ancient Greece
  • Art History 220 – Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
  • Politics 207 – The Modern Greek Nation State


To attend ACT for semester you will be charged regular Gordon tuition, room and board. The Global Ed Office and Student Financial Services will work together on reassessing your institutional aid (all Gordon grants and scholarships) for your semester abroad. If you would like an estimate of what your financial aid could look like for a semester in Greece, please contact the Global Ed Office at [email protected].

The cost includes:

  • Tuition (for up to 15 credits)
  • Housing
  • Access to a shuttle bus from housing to the main campus
  • Several excursions
  • Wifi access

The cost does not include:

  • Flights
  • Meals (unless housed in a hotel, then breakfast and dinner are provided)
  • Personal travel expenses
  • Any visa related cost


All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Fall and Spring seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.

After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. See ACT Greece's website for more information on applications and deadlines. 

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