American College of Thessaloniki (Greece)

The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), located in Thessaloniki, Greece, is a division of Anatolia College.  ACT’s mission is to “cultivate the personal and ethical growth of well-rounded and principled individuals with expanded intellectual horizons, a heightened sense of citizenship, and the need for social contribution; and contribute meaningfully to the wider communities of Greece and Southeast Europe through its educational, cultural, professional, and service activities, hence projecting the societal responsibilities of the institution and enhancing international understanding and friendship.”  This mission leads to ACT’s strong commitment to civic programs, most notably the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service.  Through the Dukakis Center, ACT students can participate in the Learning in ACTion program and teach homeless and underprivileged children English, volunteer locally at soup kitchens, a school for the deaf, and an orphanage.  There is also a Civil Society seminar for seniors in which students design and implement their own community service project examples of which include:  a recycle fair in central downtown Thessaloniki, rebuilding and refurbishing a school for Gypsy children, and equipping a local school to be handicap friendly.  ACT’s website >>