Once international students are accepted by Mediterranean College to study at one of the College sites, a series of services is provided in order to facilitate study and to contribute to the positive experience each student will obtain in Greece.
Prospective students prior their arrival to the greek airport, they can contact the International Office and request to use the College’s pick-up service. A pick-up form will be sent to them, which they need to complete by mentioning the flight details in full, as well as the destination point (e.g. hostel address).
An orientation programme and an induction day is organized for new students and, although not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that international students register to both. As part of the orientation programme students will:
- Have a tour within the College’s facilities
- Get acquainted with the administration and the academic staff
- Receive information concerning their studies
- Be provided with an information pack which includes maps, rules and regulations and useful telephone numbers
- Participate in a full-day excursion to nearby historical and tourist attractions
Accommodation / Housing
When applying to study at the College, students are given a form which they can complete and return to the International Office, in case an assistant is needed in finding accommodation. The College cooperates with private hostels, that offer apartments in affordable prices. Even if apartments are fully-furnished, students need to bring with them or purchase their own bed linen, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
Our faculty reflects the high quality of our education. The staff’s dedication leads them to take a personal interest in each student’s success. They work with the students, in an environment of mutual trust and respect. A network of offices, including the International Office and the Accommodation Services Office are there to offer international students support and advice on a range of issues.
The professional counselling service offered from the Counselling Centre to all students, is particularly helpful to international students in their first days as students in Greece. The Counsellors will help you feel more at home and can offer advice and support on matters regarding your studies, personal issues and emotional support. Equal amount of emphasis is placed on pastoral support as is on academic support- and we therefore encourage students to seek advice from the counsellors not only during their first weeks as students but also during the course of their studies, when problems which have the potential to be come detrimental fort a student’s academic performance may also arise.
All international students registering at Mediterranean College, upon arrival they will sit for an English placement test and if necessary they will attend an English course. The College provides support in a range of ways:
- Course in Business English or Communication English
- Year-long Foundation programmes concentrating on the English language
- Four and eight week summer language programmes
- Additional seminars to develop study skills
International students will receive an International student handbook with information regarding the cost of essential items; what they should expect when they first arrive; who they can contact in case of an emergency and all other first-aid material for all newcomers. Regulations concerning exam procedures, progression rules, re-sit conditions and codes of practice are described in full in the Regulations Handbook students are provided with once their classes begin.
International Students Club
International students have found the Club useful as a mechanism of expressing their interests and hobbies or concerns. Events organized by the club in the past became the prefect vehicle to introduce different cultures and experiences to local students.