American College of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Live your own Greek adventure in Greece's cultural capital! Study alongside Greek students, visit the birthplace of Alexander the Great in the co-capital of the Byzantine Empire. ACT houses some of the most sophisticated facilities in Southeast Europe with 125 years of experience. Trips around Greece are included in cost.

Prerequisites for the American College of Thessaloniki

  • Undergraduate students only
  • ISU cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • You must have completed 2 full semesters at ISU or other college/universities

Course Options

Please follow this link to view the courses available at our partner school.
You'll have the option to earn up to 18 credits per semester, and 6 during the summer. Foundational courses are available.


Estimated Costs to ISU Student Account  
ACT Tuition*  $6,200.00
Housing - Single Room $3,850.00
Housing - Double Room $3,350.00
ACT Study Abroad Fee $950.00
GeoBlue Insurance $179.40
Orientation Fee $400.00
Study Abroad Course Fee $100.00
Total Estimated Costs Billed by ISU $10,319.40
Estimated Independent Costs Paid by ISU Student  
Estimated Airfare $1,200.00
Passport (if student does not have one yet) $135.00
Refundable Housing Deposit $300.00
Residence Permit** and Local Insurance $286.33
Student Visa $113.00
Meals $1,100.00
Books and Supplies $132.16
Additional Field Trips (exclusive to ACT students) $570.00
Local Transportation $200.00
Personal Expenses $1,000.00
Total Estimated Independent Costs $5,036.49
Total Estimated Cost of Program $15,355.89


The American College of Thessaloniki provides off campus accommodation in safe residential areas near downtown Thessaloniki and a short drive from the ACT campus. The housing locations are well served by the city’s public bus system, with buses running at 10-15 minute intervals. Our housing is in close proximity to supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, and post offices. In addition, ACT provides shuttle bus service to and from campus once per day. An ACT Residence Assistant (RA) resides at each housing location and is there to help students settle in and get to know Thessaloniki by organizing outings and planning activities.

The studio apartments are furnished, however you provide your own kitchenware and linens. The building offers free Wi-Fi access and access to a common washing machine. Both single and double-occupancy studio apartments are available to study abroad students. Housing preferences are indicated on the housing application and housing preferences are granted in the order that the housing deposits are received.


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U.S. Embassy Athens

91 Vasilisis Sophias Avenue
10160 Athens, Greece

Phone: +(30)(210) 721-2951
Emergency After-Hours Phone: +(30)(210) 729-4444 or +(30)(210) 729-4301


U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki

Plateia Commercial Center
43 Tsimiski Street, 7th Floor
546 23 Thessaloniki, Greece

Phone: +(30)(2310) 242-905
Emergency After-Hours Phone: +(30)(210) 729-4444 or +(30)(210) 729-4301​

All regular consular services for U.S. citizens, including passports, notarials, and reports of birth and death abroad, are provided at the U.S. Embassy in Athens. There are limited periodic appointment opportunities throughout the year in Thessaloniki for routine consular services.

Greece Quick Facts
Passport Validity:
6 months recommended


Blank Passport Pages:
1 page per stamp
Currency Restrictions (Entry):
10,000 Euro or the equivalent
Tourist Visa Required:
Not required for stays less than 90 days; required for all official and diplomatic passport holders

Currency Restrictions (Exit):
10,000 Euro or the equivalent