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  • Locations: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
GPA:
2.50 (may be flexible) Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as first year student; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Coordinator: Jenna Krosch Additional Learning Opportunities: Internship, Volunteer/Service Learning
Additional Eligibility:
Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:

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Program Summary & Location

Spend summer, fall, spring, or the academic year in Thessaloniki, Greece! The summer option is our most recent addition to this program and we are excited to send students over the Greece photosummer months! Your host in Greece is the American College Thessaloniki (ACT), a Greek university where you will take classes with Greek and other international students. ACT is known for its strong business offerings. Class sizes are small, and classes are very interactive. To learn more, see ACT's site

Thessaloniki, population 1 million, is located in northern Greece. The city was founded in 315 BC on a prehistoric settlement dating back to 2300 BC, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe. The city is named after Alexander the Great's sister. With a modern seafront, Thessaloniki is a Mediterranean city that has also preserved the vestiges of its Roman and Byzantine history. It is the second largest city in Greece and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Today, Thessaloniki has a very active cultural life, as well as being an important economic, industrial, and commercial center. There is a large student population in the city--literally one in every ten pedestrians is a university student.

Academics

To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button that pertains to the term you want to go abroad:
Academics - Greece: Thessaloniki semester Academics - Greece: Thessaloniki Summer

Student Life

ACT has an international office that will provide assistance to students, as needed. There are also resident hall assistants, who are current ACT students, that will help welcome and introduce Thessaloniki to international students. To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button: 
Support - Greece: Thessaloniki

There are a few excursions built into the program costs and ACT will also provide optional, affordable excursions that students can participate on. To learn more, see ACT's sitegreece photo

Housing & Meals

You will live in off-campus apartments arranged by the ACT in downtown Thessaloniki. These dormitories and apartments are fully furnished, and there are Greek students living in the buildings as well. You will cook your own meals in the apartment kitchens or eat at one of several campus cafeterias or local restaurants.

Cost

By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate. 
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Spring 2018

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411. 

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Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 08/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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