|Term||Start Date||End Date||Application Deadline|
Jun 18, 2020
Jul 24, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Open to all majors.
Καλώς Ήρθατε! Kalos Irthate! Welcome!
Study and experience the critical challenges modern Greek society faces in a time of major political, economic, and social change. Provide public service in programs, organizations, and agencies addressing issues of youth, health and medicine, social dislocation, and reintegration. Expand your proficiency in modern Greek, or learn some basics if you have no prior knowledge.
With a population of over 310,000 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.
Melissa Girl's Orphanage,
Soma Filon AMEA, a rehabilitation center for children and young adults with physical and mental disabilities
Refettorio Elpida, Community center for refugees and other members of disadvantaged groups
Bensusan Han, The site is a historical building that used to be an Ottoman caravanserai and presently hosts a large variety of cultural events, including art exhibitions, theater performances, workshops, seminars and more. This site encourages students to create their own art projects.
Assisting in Health and Medical Agencies
Engagement with heritage preservation in the Jewish Community
A course taught by local instructors at the American College of Thessaloniki, providing an overview of the history of Thessaloniki as a point of intense multiethnic cohabitation and vibrant intercultural exchange from early Byzantine through the Ottoman periods to the modern Greek nation. This course will help provide context for students' engagement with issues in modern Greek society.
The program cost includes several cultural field excursions, as well as overnight trips to Athens and Delphi and one day trip to Vergina. Other optional field excursions, such as sailing and canyoning and a camping trip, will also be offered for an additional cost. Additional trips offered to Meteora and Ioannina.
|NJ Resident||non-NJ Resident|
Program Cost includes:
• Administrative Fees
• International SOS Health Insurance
|Books and Classroom Materials||$25|
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:
The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
Mrs. Kourti-Gavalas teaches modern Greek language and film in the Rutgers Modern Greek Studies Program. A native of Greece, she has experience teaching Greek language and culture at all levels, and in leading study abroad programs, as well.
"As I reflect on my experiences and what I expected for when I arrived in Greece, it was everything I had hoped for and so much more. I could never express in words how this experience had made me feel. I met amazing people, got to visit historical sites, and took a vacation to one of the Greek islands. I would not agree that my expectations were realistic. I would say from what I experienced this was something like a dream. This trip was one adventure after another and I would not have changed anything from my mistakes to my successes. If something went wrong, I made it my priority to build and grow from it. Everything, in my opinion, is deserving of recognition, even mistakes. My money and time management skills were greatly improved after this trip. I made sure to plan everything from my budget to my assignments that were due accordingly to my schedule. Once I managed this, I could allow myself more free time to enjoy Greece to its fullest."