Thessaloniki, founded in 315 BC, is the second largest city in Greece, located about 300 miles north of Athens in the ancient province of Macedonia. Nearby, Mount Olympus, Mount Athos, and the coastal resorts of the Halkidiki Peninsula offer many sightseeing and recreational opportunities. With its rich history and strategic geopolitical location, Greece offers a contemporary lifestyle as well as the presence of the rich heritage of both the east and west.
The American College of Thessaloniki, a division of Anatolia College, is an independent, non-profit, liberal arts college. Anatolia College is an American-sponsored, private educational institution founded in 1886. ACT offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science program and one or two year MBA to over 500 students from over 20 countries. All coursework is taught in English, and no prior knowledge of the Greek language is required.
- The American College of Thessaloniki offers programs of study in the arts and sciences, and in business administration.
- All students are required to take a course in Greek language that is appropriate to their level of knowledge. In addition, all students are required to take one course from an approved list of Greek civilization and culture courses.
- ACT offers Service Learning Placement and assistance as well as a Service Learning Practicum course for any student interested in further community integration.
- With over 17 sites including nursing homes, refugee donation centers, and education opportunities through Anatolia Elementary, students are likely to be placed in an opportunity that aligns closely with academic and career goals where available.