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Studying and Living in Thessaloniki

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Students will live in a dormitory-style hotel in the center of Thessaloniki that is a short shuttle ride from ACT's campus and near several bus stops and taxi stations. There will be an ACT shuttle bus service from the hotel to campus, and students receive a city bus pass as part of their program fees. Breakfast and dinner are included in the program fees and provided by/held in the hotel, 7 days a week. Students will be held responsible for their own lunch ($5-$10 a day at the cafe on ACT's campus). The program professor and advisor will reside at the same location as the students. The hotel residence will be selected and announced to students in Summer 2017.

Students in the Mentorship Program in Greece will be enrolled in a combination of American University courses and American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) courses. All classes will be taken as a cohort and on ACT's campus in Thessaloniki, and professors will incorporate Greece excursions as a supplement to class assignments. All courses are conducted in English.

The American College of Thessaloniki, is a division of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, and is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

Thessaloniki, Greece is a city of nearly 1 million residents and over 100,000 college students. Thessaloniki is a port city located in Greece's Central Macedonia region along the coast of the Aegean Sea. The city was an important location in the Byzantine Empire, and it is home to multiple Byzantine monuments such as the Arch of Galerius. It is a cultural hub, hosting annual events such as the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the Thessaloniki Song Festival. Known as a college town, in 2014 Thessaloniki was voted the European Youth Capital, and National Geographic named it one of the top tourist destinations worldwide.

Learn more about Thessaloniki

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quote from a student

"Le Palace was truly a home away from home. The hotel is filled with people who genuinely care for you."
- Mentorship in Greece student, Fall 2015

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