Erasmus +

Atlantis College International and Mobility Office (IMO) will be responsible for management and implementation of European mobility of students and staff (teaching and administrative). It will develop and maintain partner institutional cooperation, offering advisory services for students and staff. Atlantis College has 2 members on the International Service Team: The Director of IMO and the Student Welfare and Activities Coordinator (SWAC). The Director is responsible for creating and implementing Institution's International Strategy, expanding contacts for academic development, providing leadership and administration. The Office will manage agreements, administer mobility grants, and will communicate with partner institutions. It will manage also the incoming students activity by providing information, support and assistance during their stay. Each exchange agreement will be monitored and developed in collaboration with the departmental programme coordinator in order to secure academic quality. The office is acting at central level and deals with strategic, planning but also administrative tasks related to mobility and internationalization. The communication with other departments, is realized using online communication (e-mails, social networks), written communication (reports, administrative documents, contracts) and personal counseling sessions. At the end of the academic year mobility-activities will be audited through the Institutions' central quality assurance audit system. Mobility possibilities will be communicated through the Institutions' webpage and student intranet. Also, the office will arrange international days and mobility sessions in collaboration with the National LLP agency. The Office team will organize information and orientation sessions for students and staff. The SWAC is the contact person with the student union and housing services.
In estimating students’ workload, we consider the total time needed by students in order to achieve the desired learning outcomes. Students are awarded ECTS credits only when appropriate assessment has shown that they have achieved the required learning outcomes for a component of a programme or for the qualification. An average workload of a full time study year is 60 ECTS, the minimum credits per semester system is 30 ECTS) as well as the system of pre-defined courses that the student must succeed in with the minimum grade they must achieve in each lesson depending on the accredited study program. The European credits constitute the workload of a full time student during each semester (30 ECTS per semester). The workload of a full time study program rises from about 1500 to 1800 hours of workload per student per year and in these cases one credit unit ECTS equals to about 25-30 hours of workload. At Atlantis College 1 ECTS corresponds to 25 hours of workload. In our Institution, we have used the Tuning method to allocate credits to the different course units. The students receive ECTS credit units after successfully completing the required work and assessment of the learning outcomes (the total of the knowledge, abilities and skills the students must possess, understand or be in a position to undertake after the successful completion of the specific study program. The workload of each student within the ECTS includes the required time for the completion of a specific course which constitutes of seminars, independent study, assignment preparation, exams, practice, etc. The Institution will also issue a Diploma Supplement (DS) to accompany every degree successfully completed by a student.
Awards Duration ECTS
Certificate 1 academic year 60
Diploma 2 academic years 120
Higher Diploma 3 academic years 180
Bachelor 4 academic years 240
Master 1-2 academic years 90
Our course catalogue includes detailed, user friendly and up to date information on the institution's learning environment it is available to students before entering and throughout their studies to enable them to make the right choices and use their time more effectively. All the courses taught at Atlantis College are described in the prospectus which provides information about the programs offered by the Institution. It gives general information about the programme aims and objectives, learning outcomes, ECTS distribution, contact hours, education type, language of instruction, prerequisites, educational activities, learning and teaching methodologies, assessment and final exams, the level of the programme, the individual educational components, grading system etc. The Institutions' Webpage and intranet informs students about the programs offered and general student information. The purpose of the Catalogue is to provide students and their School Advisers with the information they need in order to make academically informed choices about the Institute's programmes and modules or combination of modules. The Institution offers courses in English and Greek. Each course aims and learning outcomes and ECTS value is explicated. The course catalog is updated yearly, and courses are announced before summer of the preceding academic year. The course catalogue comprises information on the institution, programs and general information for students.

Programs of study

The Institution has developed a special language policy on preparing Erasmus+ participants for outgoing mobility. First, all students have to take a proficiency test to locate his/her foreign language level. Next, we offer Language Advising Service where students are provided advice about what level he/she should cover before going to study abroad, and which learning options (language courses) are available to match with partner institutions. Our Institution offers various face-to-face and online language courses, e.g., English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, and access to language learning resources via the inter-library system. Language preparation is a crucial element to ensure success in mobility outcomes to cope with everyday challenges during the study and to have good exam results. The Institution includes in its selection criteria the necessary language skills needed and the capacity of the students to improve their language skills i.e through on-line tools such as the Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS). The Institution offers English language courses to outgoing students and intensive Greek language courses for incoming students. The College offers courses in English and Greek. In the case of the Greek programmes we have make arrangements that a minimum of 30 ECTS (i.e one semester) to be offered in english. The support allows for personal tutoring, and the examinations to be given in English.
All incoming students will receive transcripts of records specifying the learning activities before returning to their home institution. These activities are included at the learning agreement. The institution commits to provide quality work placement relevant to the students learning path with clearly defined learning outcomes. The Institution will monitor the student progress and grant recognition of the ECTS credits for the successfully completed learning outcomes. For the purpose of recognition of qualifications the programme learning outcomes is a key factor and the number of ECTS. In ECTS the following supporting documents help facilitate credit recognition for the purpose of mobility: 1. Course Catalog 2. Learning Agreement 3. Transcript of Records These documents provide information on the learning outcomes achieved, on which qualification awarding institution can make decisions on credit recognition and transfer. The transcript of records provides an up to date record of students' progress in their studies. The educational components they have taken, the number of ECTS credits they have achieved, and the grades they have been awarded. Upon completion of the credit mobility the transcript of record will be send to the sending institution and the student at the end of their period of study in order to verify the work completed. The transcript will be sent within a reasonably short period of time after confirmation of the student's results.
Atlantis College has set an ambitious international strategy which sets forth a series of steps to enable the Institution to reinforce and expand the international sector in all its endeavors, including being recognized as a leader in high quality learning, teaching, and enterprise. One of the key focal points in the development strategy of our Institution is the international cooperation, through which we want to achieve international recognition, improve quality of studying through bench marking and student exchange, as well as teaching and staff and participate in international projects. We also support the professional development and specialization of administrative staff. The Institution seeks to maintain and enhance quality assurance in all activities and processes. Therefore, self-assessment methods and monitoring of international mobility and cooperation activities are important for further development. Mobility, cross-border collaboration and participation in international projects are very important elements and make the institution open, international, and more efficient. Atlantis College international strategy fits perfectly into the framework of Erasmus +. The first aim is to offer all the students a one-semester or a yearly international experience. The year has to be validated with 60 ECTS and a semester with 30 ECTS. Mobility is at the center of the Institutions’ international strategy because students are individually prepared before their departure, and also trained through English taught classes and various teaching experiences given by visiting scholars. After their return they share their experience with future outgoing students. The international strategy covers both European and non- European countries. The key aims of the international strategy are as follows:
  1. To achieve excellence through international partnerships
  2. To achieve excellence through a diverse international student and staff body
  3. To maximize impact through international research activities under Horizon 2020.
  4. To enhance internationalization in learning and teaching
  5. To achieve excellence through international and national educational activities
The Institution selects partners with regard to their academic excellence, the reputation of their teaching faculty and research, geographic interest, cultural diversity, and how the program complements their own teaching interests, and necessary recognition of their mobility achievements. All agreements are duly evaluated by the International coordinator before an agreement is signed. The following geographical areas have been identified as top priority: Greece, Romania and Eastern Europe Scandinavian countries Asia and Africa (Cross Border Education in most subject areas) Specific EU Countries (for general mobility and joint ventures) The development of double/multiple/joint degrees and joint research/innovation projects and collaborations is derived from the framework of the International Strategy. Our Institution believes that participation in the Erasmus+ program is a way to enhance its quality of teaching and research and become a higher education establishment that works towards the direction on strengthening internalization by promoting and sharing experience and expertise. The development of new and modern teaching tools and strategies for learning, modernization of our course catalog, developing skills, and intercultural and linguistic competence. Atlantis College works towards meeting Europe's modernization agenda explained below.
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