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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
Rolling Admission 01/08/2019 03/30/2019
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
Minimum G.P.A.:
2.5, 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Class Standing:
First semester Sophomore, Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll
Non-Rutgers Students:
Service Learning:
Program Description:
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The Program
  • The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) is an excellent choice for students interested in the politics and economics of Greece and the Mediterranean and Balkan region
  • ACT is a liberal arts college modeled after the U.S. higher education system
  • The university’s strengths are in business administration, computer science, English and international relations
Your Host City: Thessaloniki
With a population of over 730,000, and more students than any other Greek city, Thessaloniki is the quintessential urban-style college town. Facing the Thermaic Gulf, the city sprawls upwards along broad, tree-lined streets  and through  parks and squares to the medieval citadel. While the “feel" of Thessaloniki is distinctly modern, pockets of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman past abound—it has more surviving Byzantine churches than anywhere else in Greece. The city also has world-class archaeological museums, theaters, and family-run tavernas serving regional cuisine. The nearby Chalkidike peninsula has some of the loveliest beaches in the Mediterranean while the northern Aegean islands are a short ferry-hop away.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the American College Thessaloniki website.  Courses range from comprehensive liberal arts, technology and business to Greek language, history, culture and art. 

Teaching English as a Second Language Certification
ACT offers students the opportunity to complete Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) program.  You may choose to participate in this program for credit or as a certification. The certification will cost an additional 360 euros.  In most countries, the TEFL certificate is a minimum requirement for teaching English abroad. For more information about this program click here.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to ACT and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take approximately 12- 15 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between the ACT and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at the ACT will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Mid-September – Late January (Fall only students can depart in Mid-December)
Spring Semester: Early February – Early June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the ACT web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
Students will live in off-campus shared (double occupancy) apartments in downtown Thessaloniki.  The apartments are in a residential neighborhood near Aristotle University.  It’s an easy bus ride from the apartments to the ACT campus. Each apartment is equipped with its own bathroom and kitchen facilities; meals are not provided. Laundry facilities are located in the basement of each apartment building.

Housing is included in your program fee, but you will need to pay a $300 housing deposit prior to the start of your semester.  This fee is refundable at the end of the semester minus a 70 Euro cleaning charge and any damages incurred.

* Should you request or be placed in housing outside of the standard (double) placements, you will be responsible for the pricing difference.  This includes, but is not limited to, placement in single rooms. 

For more information about housing, please refer to the ACT Accommodations website.

Financial Information
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad policies.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Hellenic American Scholarship- Available to students of Greek origin (with good academic standing) studying at the American College of Thessaloniki.  For more information please visit the ACT website.

ACT Financial Need Scholarships- For the Spring 2015 semester ACT is offering five $1000 scholarships to eligible Rutgers students.  Applications will be released upon acceptance by the Center for Global Education.

Merit Scholarship- Available to students studying at the American College of Thessaloniki who have reached sophomore status with a minimum overall G.P.A of 3.6 are eligible for a merit aid award of $1000.  For more information please visit the ACT website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.