As part of the Perrotis College Study Abroad program, students from universities in the US and Canada (Iowa State University, University of Calgary, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Central Missouri, University of Arkansas), visit the campus for six weeks to participate in research projects. Students receive credit for their work that counts towards the completion of their degree. All projects have been designed and supervised by Perrotis College teachers to meet the academic needs of each specialization and maximize the students’ experience.
Students of International Entrepreneurship are exploring the possibility of increasing Greek food exports to the US market. The findings are based on primary research (meetings with industry representatives, processors, exporters, etc.) as well as secondary data. Landscape Architecture students are examining the prospects of expanding the reuse of recycled water, designing the completion of the pedestrian zone as well as moving the campus central entrance to another location. Students of Veterinary Science examine the effect of vaccination on animals, while Food Technology students are investigating the conservation rate of phytochemicals (plant health molecules) and antioxidants in the treatment of fresh fruit (cherries) and sweet spoon production, one of the main desserts in the Mediterranean diet. Finally, Agricultural Science students are analyzing the long-term research at the experimental olive grove of Perrotis College and evaluating the effects of irrigation, fertilization, and planting density on the yields of two varieties of olives (Abelina and Koroneiki).
Study Abroad students also take part in a number of activities related to the Greek tradition, history and culture. Apart from tours in museums, monuments and sights of Thessaloniki, students enjoy cruises in Halkidiki and the Sporades, hiking on Mount Olympus and other various excursions.