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For Faculty & Advisors
Sending students to Perrotis
  • Students in all years of university studies are eligible to apply. 
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.   
  • All classes are taught in English so no prior knowledge of Greek is necessary.
  • Students are encouraged to use our online application form found HERE
  • Final course selection occurs once on campus but accepted students receive a course preference list that they are required to complete.
  • The Fall/ Spring semesters offer 12 to 15 credits; Summer provides 0 to 6 credits.
  • All courses open to Study Abroad students have been approved by Warren Wilson College, which also issues the transcript.

 

Faculty- led Groups
 
Perrotis College welcomes short-term faculty-led groups throughout the year. Our location, infrastructure, and experience hosting groups enable us to provide a wide array of services and options to create programs tailor-made around each group’s interests and needs.
 
Our campus provides:
  • 280-acre grounds
  • Educational Farm
  • Cutting-edge Teaching & Research Facilities
  • Campus Residence and Dining Facilities
  • Office Space and ICT Access
  • Sports Facilities
  • Library
Academic themes of some of our faculty-led programs:
  • Engineering Research
  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy and Leadership
  • Mediterranean Diet and Wellness
  • Sports Management
  • Leadership
Visit us / Get to know us
 
Greece is famous for its hospitality! In that spirit, we welcome the opportunity to host interested faculty or administrative staff on our campus to see firsthand everything we offer. If you would like to visit the American Farm School, please email Eleni Kantylzoglou or Helen Yarenis for more information. We also host a familiarization trip each June. Email us for more information.  
 
 
 
Accreditation
 
Courses in our study abroad program are transferable through our School of Record agreement with Warren Wilson College.  We are also accredited in the UK by Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Additionally, Perrotis College is currently seeking US accreditation through NECHE.  
 
What’s included
 
Fall and Spring Terms:
  • four courses earning 12 credits in total (maximum 15 credits in total)
  • full room and board
  • 2-day orientation where students learn about the city, transportation, get SIM cards
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • 3-Day Discovering Athens Trip          
  • 2-Day Meteora Trip
  • 2-Day Mt. Olympus Hiking Trip
  • Entrance fees to museums/ historical sites
  • museum and walking tours of the city 
  • use of libraries, computer services, sports facilities, and other student services
  • transportation from Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia” to the American Farm School
Summer:
  • Research, work internship or academic courses
  • credit options from 0 to 6
  • full room and board
  • 2-day orientation where students learn about the city, transportation, get SIM cards
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • 3-Day Discovering Athens Trip
  • Mt. Olympus Short Hike + beach day at Olympic Beach
  • 1-Day Sailing Trip around Halkidiki
  • Entrance fees to museums/ historical sites
  • museum and walking tours of the city 
  • Full Day Kayaking/Rafting Adventure (optional)
  • 4-Day Sailing Voyage to 3 islands (Skopelos, Skiathos, and Alonissos) (optional)
Dates
 
FALL 2018
 
Expected Arrival Date: Sept. 28
Orientation: Sept. 29 - 30
Start of Classes: Oct. 1
Last Day of Classes: Dec. 21
Expected Departure Date: Dec. 22
Total Weeks: 12
Minimum credits: 12 (up to 15 credits
available)
Application deadline: Aug 27th

SPRING 2019
 
Expected Arrival Date: Jan. 25
Orientation: Jan. 26 - 27
Start of Classes: Jan. 28
Last Day of Classes: April 19
Expected Departure Date: April 20
Total Weeks: 12
Minimum credits: 12 (up to 15 credits
available)
Application deadline: Dec. 21st
 
SUMMER 2019
 
Expected Arrival Date: May 17
Orientation: May 18-19
Start of Classes: May 20
Last Day of Classes: June 28
Expected Departure Date: June 29
Total Weeks: 6
Minimum credits: 0 (up to 6 credits
available)
Application Deadline: Mar. 15th

Details

Fall/Spring Term

Duration: 12 weeks
Includes:

  • Room & Board
  • Tuition: 4 courses (12 credits)
  • Administration Fee
  • Local Cultural Excursions
  • 3-Day Discovering Athens Trip
  • 2-Day Meteora Trip
  • 2-Day Mt. Olympus Trip

Summer Term

Duration: 6 weeks
Includes:

  • Room & board
  • Tuition: Greek Cultural Experience (no credits)
  • Additional course (no credits): Research, Work internship, Environmental Archaeology or Wine Business
  • Administration Fee
  • Supervised Research Fee
  • Local Cultural Excursions
  • 3-Day Discovering Athens Trip
  • Mt. Olympus + beach day Excursion
  • 1 Day Sailing Trip - Halkidiki

Optional Activities and Costs
Full Day Kayaking Excursion
4-Day Sailing Voyage (Visiting Skopelos, Skiathos & Alonissos islands) 


 
FAQ
 
What is the application process?
Prospective students must submit the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and a resume. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for acceptance. Upon receiving the form, the study abroad committee will review the application and supporting documents. An email notification and acceptance letter will be sent to the email the student has provided. 
 
Do I need a visa?
All of our programs are under the 89 day limit, therefore there is no visa requirement for our study abroad students.
 
Do my credits transfer back to my university?
Yes. All courses, including research and work internship positions are transferable 3-credits. Transcripts will be sent from our School of Record, Warren Wilson College, to the student’s home address and home institution within 45 days of completion of the program.  
 
Do I need to know Greek?
No. Perrotis College study abroad programs are taught in English. Also, in Thessaloniki and most parts of Greece, English is widely spoken. However, Greek lessons are a part of the Greek Cultural Experience course in order to provide students a richer understanding of Greece.
 
How do I pay? Does Perrotis College offer scholarships or financial aid?
There are two payment methods. Either the bill can be sent directly to the student’s home institution or to the student. This depends on the collaboration between the home institution and Perrotis College. Please speak to your study abroad advisor or Perrotis study abroad staff to ensure correct method of payment. Any scholarships or financial aid must be provided by your home institution. There will be *new* scholarships offered for the academic year of 2019. Please contact us for more information.
 
What classes can I take?
Study abroad students may enroll in any class they desire under our specialized fields of study: Agricultural & Environmental Science, Food Science & Technology and Agro-Business & Food Business Management. The only mandatory class for all study abroad students is the Greek Cultural Experience.
 
Do I have to work on the farm or fields? 
It is not a requirement to work on our educational farm and/or fields. Even though some courses provide field trips and field work, only prospective students interning on our farm are required to work provided that they applied for the position.
 
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