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Academic Program

Perrotis College Study Abroad is geared toward undergraduate students who want to spend an unforgettable semester or summer exploring Greece. Students can earn credit while taking classes and engaging in community service activities on an educational farm or with local and international organizations. On weekends and breaks they are encouraged to explore the many faces of Greece—participating in our organized trips and excursions or venturing out on their own. Highlights of the study abroad experience are the challenging Mt. Olympus climb, and the option of a four-day or one-day sailing trip around the Greek islands.

Academic Programs

The carefully chosen curriculum is taught in English by experienced and dedicated faculty, also highly successful professionals in their fields. Courses are designed to match the needs and interests of students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields including businessagriculture, sustainable development, food studiesinternational relations, and outdoor leadership. Below is a list of required and elective courses for each program.

As of Spring Semester 2017, transfer of academic credit for US universities will be completed through Warren Wilson College. As School of Record, WWC ensures the timely transmission of approved credit taken at Perrotis College towards degree progress at a student's home institution. 

Course Offerings —Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

Required courses: The Greek Cultural Experience, Service Learning.

Plus one or two electives from the following:

  • The Greek Palate (Greek Cuisine)
  • The Greek Culture Experience
  • Service Learning
  • Introduction to Alternative and Sustainable Tourism Trends
  • Introduction to Water Environment Sports
  • Cultural & Religious Tourism
  • Incident & Crisis Management
  • Agrotourism Principles & Practices
  • Advanced Water Environment Sports
  • Principles of Precision Agriculture & Environmental Sustainability
  • Post-Harvest and Olive Processing
  • Introduction to Livestock Science
  • Current Issues
  • Environmental Soil Science
  • Food Taste and Society
  • Dairy Technology
  • Contemporary Nutrition
  • Nutrition and the Consumer
  • Legal & Ethical Aspects of Travel and Tourism
  • Creating Visitor Experiences
  • Wilderness Travel: Hiking
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Introduction to Mountain Environment Sports
  • Accessible Tourism
  • Advanced Mountain Environment Sports
  • Olive Production Systems
  • Nutrition & Contemporary Feeding Systems for Ruminants
  • Management of Livestock & Production

Semester study abroad participants may also take classes from our regular BSc program as long as they meet the prerequisites. (Perrotis College’s 2014-2015 Student Handbook contains complete course listings). For further information, contact us at studyabroad@afs.edu.gr or telephone +30-2310-492-700 

Course Offerings — Summer 2017 & Winter 2017

Required course: The Greek Cultural Experience.

Plus one elective from the following:

  • The Greek Palate (Greek Cuisine)
  • Principles of Precision Agriculture & Environmental Sustainability
  • Agrotourism Principles & Practices
  • Agro-Environmental Business Management
  • Introduction to Livestock Science
  • Contemporary Nutrition
  • Nutrition and the Consumer

Note (applicable to all sessions): Students can register for additional courses at an extra cost of $690/course.

Required Courses:

The required courses—Greek Cultural Experience and Service Learning—help students make the most of their study abroad experience by familiarizing them with the culture of their host country as well as enabling them to create lasting bonds with local residents:

The Greek Cultural Experience (Required for semester & summer students):

This course introduces students to modern Greek life and culture, including basic elements of the Greek language, history, society, and traditional dance. The class provides a forum through which they can reflect on and discuss their own experiences.

Service Learning (required for semester students only):

The Service Learning course enables students to engage in volunteer work and service activities on the Perrotis College campus, in Thessaloniki, and in rural Greece. Students enrolled in this class perform 10 -15 hours per week of volunteer service, choosing from a variety of activities conducted on an individual or group basis. Activities may include volunteer work in one of the departments of our educational farm (e.g., assisting the veterinarian or helping in the greenhouses, winery, dairy, or poultry units), tutoring high school students in English, working with the Landscaping Department, or volunteer service for charities, NGOs, or ecologically-oriented organizations in the larger Thessaloniki area.

Trips, Excursions & Activities

Through their explorations of Greece, students gain a unique awareness of the country, its culture, its resources, and are better able to apply their classroom learning to Greek reality. The following trips are planned for fall and spring semester study abroad programs:

  • Mt. Olympus (two days, one night)
  • Athens (four days, three nights)

Participants in the six-week Summer Program go on a two-day Mt. Olympus trek as well as two additional excursions determined by participant interest (such as sailing or Meteora)

Optional Sailing Trips:

For an additional fee, students can participate in an unforgettable sailing trip. We offer a four-day journey to three Aegean islands, and a one-day sailing trip along the Chalkidiki peninsula.

In addition to the above trips, students taking the Greek Cultural Experience take part in short excursions and field trips that are related to class content, including visits to museums and markets, organic farms and vineyards, and nearby exhibitions and fairs. We encourage all study abroad participants to take part in Perrotis College active student life. The Student Life Department and the Student Council organize many social, cultural, and athletic activities for the entire student body, including barbecues, parties, day trips to nearby hot springs, beaches, and ski resorts.

To help students make the most of their time in Greece and Southeastern Europe, we also help interested students arrange their own weekend trips or excursions to various Greek islands and mainland destinations.

Program Details

Dates:

  • Fall 2016:              September 12 – December 16
  • Winter 2017:          January 2 – January 27
  • Spring 2017:          January 30 – May 19
  • Summer 2017:        May 22–June 30

ProgramFees1

 

Semester Program

Summer Program

Winter

Program

Program Fees

Room and Board

$4500

$1970

$1970

Tuition2

$2760

$1380

$1380

Administration Fee

$200

$200

$200

Orientation

$200

$200

$200

Trips3

$800

$600

$600

Health Insurance

$150

$50

$50

TOTAL

$8660

$4450

$4450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Activities & Costs

Semester Program

Summer Program

Winter

Program

Additional Course(s)

$690

$690

$690

Sailing Trip 4 day

$900

$900

N/A

Sailing Trip 1 day

$150

$150

N/A

Skiing/Mountaineering Trip

 N/A

 N/A

$250

Place/Dorm Deposit:  $200 Refundable (retained on a credit card upon arrival)

1Costs and fees are in US dollars.  Also please note that there is a surcharge of 10% for any cancellation of an optional activity, a room & board reservation, and/or a course once fees have been paid.
2Tuition for the Semester Program covers four semester-credit courses.
3Trips for the Semester Program include a four-day Athens excursion and a two-day Mt. Olympus trek.  Trips for the Summer Program include a two-day Mt. Olympus trek, as well as two two-day excursions (to be arranged). 

Program fees and optional costs do not include:

  • Transportation expenses to/from Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Individual trips and excursions that are not part of the program
  • Meals and personal expenses during trips and excursions
  • Pocket money
  • Visa and residence permit fees (paid directly to Greek authorities).

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Submission of Applications

You can download and complete the application here. Applicants are asked to submit the completed application and supporting documents electronically to studyabroad@afs.edu.gr.  If it is not possible to apply electronically, applicants should complete the application by hand and submit it by email or regular mail, using the following contact information:

Study Abroad 2016-17
Perrotis College, American Farm School
P.O. Box 23, 551 02 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30-2310-492-700, +30-2310-492-819

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2016:               August 1, 2016
  • Winter 2017:           November 30, 2016
  • Spring 2017:          December 18, 2016
  • Summer 2017:       April 1, 2017

Questions or Clarifications

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.  Send an e-mail to studyabroad@afs.edu.gr or call us at +30-2310-492-819.

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