Top Study Abroad Programs in Greece

College Year in Athens: Athens – CYA

Program Location: Athens, Greece

1035 Cambridge Street – Suite 16D
Cambridge, MA 02141

Phone: +30 210 7560-749

Description:CYA (College Year in Athens) is a study abroad program offering a wide range of study opportunities with an emphasis on Greece and the Mediterranean region. Our mission is to offer each student an academically rigorous and diverse program of studies combined with the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, monuments, and landscape of Greece—a rapidly changing country with a uniquely varied past.

Our staff and faculty are dedicated to opening students’ minds to the possibilities of what “studying” can encompass; our ultimate goal is for participants to return home academically inspired, intellectually stimulated, and with a passionate commitment to the furtherance of international and intercultural understanding. We urge our students to ask questions that inspire them to step outside their own perspective, to walk in the footsteps–literally and metaphorically–of some of the deepest thinkers in human history.

American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki – Direct Enrollment & Exchange

Program Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

P.O.Box 21021, 55510
Thessaloniki, Greece

Phone: +30 2310 398398

Description:For the student seeking a unique study abroad experience in Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki is ideal. Thessaloniki is the “road less traveled”, a culturally intact city, small, diverse, youthful, at the crossroads of east and west and the gateway to Southeastern Europe.

Greek Cultural Immersion
With a student body comprised of 50% Greeks and international students from approximately 30 countries as well as a plethora of community outreach opportunities, visiting students find a valuable cultural immersion experience at ACT.

U.S. Accredited
ACT is the only NEASC-accredited academic institution in Northern Greece.
Vibrant Student Life
ACT is a warm, welcoming and active community that offers students the chance to explore and develop through a wide range of workshops, clubs, field trips and volunteer opportunities.

Webster University: Athens – Odyssey in Athens

Program Location: Athens, Greece

470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Phone: (800) 981-9801

Description:Why Greece? You may ask… and Why Athens? Greece is the birthplace of so many modern ideas and Athens is the center of where it all happened. Webster-Athens is in an excellent location for formal study – at the foothills of the Acropolis. Just walking around the streets near the university, you can take in so much of this ancient, yet modern, city.

With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. The museums at the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki collections are within minutes of the Athens Campus facilities. Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theater, as well as international trade shows, conferences and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa.

AIFS: Athens – American College of Greece

Program Location: Athens, Greece

American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)
College Division
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437

Description: Spend a semester, summer, academic year or January Term in Athens with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits through a variety of courses studying at DEREE, the American College of Greece (ACG). Courses are taught in English.

Live in a beautiful residence complex just a short walk from the campus in the leafy suburb of Aghia Paraskevi. Students share a double room in the apartment-style residences, which feature fully-equipped kitchens, marble bathrooms and floors, and complimentary on-site laundry facilities. It is a short walk to the campus facilities and transport into the city center takes about half an hour.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided city walks, visits to historical and archaeological sites, Greek dancing and cooking classes, and day trips to Delphi, Arachova, Nafplio, and one of the Greek Islands, such as Hydra or Aegina. AIFS also offers an optional 3-day excursion to the Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini, and a day trip to Cape Sounion.

Arcadia: Athens – Arcadia in Greece

Program Location: Athens, Greece

450 S. Easton Rd
Glenside, PA, 19038

Phone: 1-866-927-2234

Description: This program will challenge students to step out of their comfort zones and experience the full mosaic of Greek culture. Students will be encouraged to become active participants in the Greek community and to learn about Greek culture through experience.

Students will enroll in two required courses but are free to choose the three additional courses they will be taking over the length of the semester.

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