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Thessaloniki, Greece Summer Academics

Eligibility

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. No previous knowledge of the Greek language is needed.

Courses

In this program you will take 3-6 credits (1-2 courses) that are taught, in English, in subjects such as Art History, Business, Computer Science, European Studies, History, and Politics. The summer program is open to all majors. Classes will be with other Americans and international students. If students plan to use financial aid in the summer, they need to be enrolled in at least 6 credits. If any individual course is four credits, there will be an additional fee for the fourth credit. 

You can view available courses on the ACT Academic Life website. Click on the appropriate term (if available) and to see what is going to be tentatively offered. If the term you want to go abroad isn't listed, check back frequently.

Volunteer Opportunities
There are a number of volunteer opportunities in Greece, however, on the summer program, you may not have as much time to volunteer as you would in the semester. If you are interested in volunteering in the summer, you will work with the onsite staff to arrange this.

UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

Summer 2018 courses and the UW-Eau Claire equivalencies can be found in this attachment: Summer 2018 Greece Courses.pdf

To find courses, not on the above attachment, go to the Transfer Wizard site by clicking here
  • Choose Greece, then click "Search"
  • Click on American Coll of Thessaloniki
  • Click "Search" again. All courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear. 
If the course does not appear on the transfer wizard, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 

Please remember that the transfer wizard is a historical record. There is NO guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future or that they will be offered during the term in which you will be abroad. 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, three credits of foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. Students can fulfill six credits if they enroll in the Greek language course that is taught. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Academic Calendar

The summer program runs from early June - mid-July. Tentative program dates can be found on ACT's Academic Calendar