Gap Year with the American College of Thessaloniki

Overall rating: 10 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

This program is ideal for recent high school graduates who need a change of pace, a change of scenery, new motivations and horizons to reach into and explore. This program is for someone who wants to break out of their routine and live abroad; to taste, touch, smell and live the experience. This program is as much for someone who knows exactly what they want to do in the future, but want to take some time to explore their other interests before buckling down; as it is for someone who is not sure what they want to do yet and needs some time and space to learn about themselves and try out different options. Studying at ACT allows you to be in touch with the ancient roots of democracy, see the influence of modern day civilization, walk in the places where Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Paul once stood, live in the cross-roads of three continents, engage with classmates from around the world, challenge yourself by visiting places you have only before read about in classes.

Highlights

* Flexible gap year availability- Study for the summer before school, Fall or Spring Semester, or for a full year.
* A global and diverse multi-cultural environment gives students the chance to exchange ideas and experiences across cultures, expanding on the Gap Year experience
* Field Trips to famous sites including Mount Olympus, Athens and Delphi and the Greek Islands depending on the program you are participating in.
* World- Class campus facilities located in the student city of Thessaloniki at the crossroads between the Eastern and Western civilizations.

Qualifications

Students should be at least 18 years old at the time of arrival.
High schools graduates should have a minimum cumulative average of 75%.

Students may apply for a summer session, an academic semester (fall or spring) or a full year of study.

All US students are required to hold a visa and a residence permit to study in Greece. The student visa should be obtained before coming to Greece while the residence permit is obtained after arriving in Greece.

What`s Included

Options to study during the summer, for a full term, or even for a full year at the cultural student city of Greece in Thessaloniki. Students can choose from a wide-range of classes including classes in Business, Computer Science, Humanities, and English along with special certifications in sailing or TEFL. All students will have access to the campus facilities including sports facilities and the Bissell Library. Every class will include an opportunity to participate and engage in the local community, allowing students the chance to understand more about the globalized world with the Learning in ACTion component in each classroom. Please send us an inquiry for more details about inclusions.

Program Locations

Thessaloniki, Greece

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Program Details

Provider:
ACT - The American College of Thessaloniki
Location
  • Greece: Thessaloniki
Language:
English
Duration:
1 year+, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
Program Type:
Gap Year Expedition
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
$3,500+

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    I don't often find school that offers study abroad programs on my field (Culinary Arts) so when I was applying to study abroad i decided that I would like to learn a new language and in a country where I can enjoy the summer by the ocean somehow. When I saw that my school offers a summer program to Greece I didn't hesitate to apply and it was by far one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. As a travel lover Greece was great in so many levels. I learn the Greek language which is very hard, I enjoy the best of the Mediterranean cuisine which means a big deal to me since I want to be a Chef, and I could see so many different places in a short period of time. I would totally recommend ACT for whoever is thinking to study abroad in Greece.
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    Want an awesome summer? Come to ACT!

    Review by: Nadine Borges , On: 31 Jul 2017, Changed On: 31 Jul 2017 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I don't often find school that offers study abroad programs on my field (Culinary Arts) so when I was applying to study abroad i decided that I would like to learn a new language and in a country where I can enjoy the summer by the ocean somehow. When I saw that my school offers a summer program to Greece I didn't hesitate to apply and it was by far one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. As a travel lover Greece was great in so many levels. I learn the Greek language which is very hard, I enjoy the best of the Mediterranean cuisine which means a big deal to me since I want to be a Chef, and I could see so many different places in a short period of time. I would totally recommend ACT for whoever is thinking to study abroad in Greece.
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