Arts, Business, Liberal Arts & Sciences
American College of Greece
Founded in 1875 by women missionaries from Boston, The American College of Greece (ACG) is Europe's oldest U.S. college or university. You will have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students. Located at the 64-acre main campus of Aghia Paraskevi, the campus has served as the High Performance Training Center of the United States Olympic Committee during the 2004 Olympics in Athens. You will gain access to all of ACG's athletic facilities, at no extra cost, and are encouraged to participate in one of ACG's many clubs or societies.
Spring 1 2021
Early Jan, 2021 - Early May, 2021
Nov 01, 2020
Forms and Payment Deadline
Nov 15, 2020
12 - 16 US Credits
2.75 Minimum GPA*
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Study Abroad Program Description
The Arts, Business, Liberal Arts & Sciences program at The American College of Greece (ACG) offers a great variety of courses from three schools: the School of Arts & Sciences; the School of Fine & Performing Arts; the School of Business. Popular subject areas include Business, Performing & Visual Arts, and Psychology. Courses are taught in English by ACG faculty at ACG with local and visiting international students.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
- You are required to take 4-5 courses per semester.
- You can NOT take any internship courses.
- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
- Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites.
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Greece Program Manager.
- The courses listed below are only a sampling of what The American College of Greece offers. Please see the course catalog, linked below, for additional course options.
- You are required to take 12-15 U.S. semester credits per semester.
- Transfer credits earned will be decided entirely by your home university. It is important to be in touch with your university about course approvals and transfer credit pre-departure.
- According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home university.
Course Level Recommendations
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on The American College of Greece's course level classifications of a 4, 5, or 6 level, which correspond with the three-year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as level 5 and 6 are recommended as upper division. Non Open University validated courses at the 1000 and 2000-levels are designed as lower-division courses and 3000 and 4000-level Non Open University validated courses are designed as upper-division courses. Please note that 3000 and 4000-level courses are open to students who have completed introductory courses in the same discipline. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
- Enrollment in Greek language courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the American College of Greece. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you’ve already completed at your home university.
- If you are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning, it is recommended that you prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.
- The transcript from The American College of Greece will reflect U.S. semester credits for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.
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Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Greek lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Athens. Uncovering the uniqueness of your Agia Paraskevi neighborhood and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. You will commute to class as most Athenians do, by foot or by bus. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
The apartments are located off campus about a 15 minute walk from the university. Apartments include a shared double bedroom, a shared bathroom, a shared kitchen, and a shared living room. Single bedrooms and studio apartments may be available for an additional fee. Please note that single bedrooms and studio apartments are in extremely high demand; therefore, they cannot be guaranteed to students. Bed linens are not included, but are available for an additional fee. A $300 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
You will be able to discover the ancient and most popular archeological site of Delphi, home of the Oracle of Apollo, in Central Greece. It is a place with a rich heritage and was considered the center of the world by ancient Greeks. Arachova Village is next to Delphi; it is a very small yet picturesque village. It is also considered a popular ski resort area. This excursion is organized by ACG.
One of the most beautiful and romantic towns of Greece, Nauplion is located in Peloponnese. This was the first capital of Greece. The Venetians, as well as the Franks, helped in transforming the town into a fully fortified area. The castle of Palamidi and the water castle of Bourtsi are the two most beautiful buildings of the area. This excursion is organized by ACG.
Cape Sounio is located in the southernmost tip of the Attic Peninsula. It is well known for its Temple of Poseidon, the God of Sea. The archaeological site lies by the sea and the view from the hill is spectacular. Nearby, there are traditional tavernas that serve lunch just a step away from the waves of the Aegean Sea.
Aegina is an island in the center of the Saronic Gulf. It's home to first Greek museum and derives its name from the mother of the hero Aeacus. Its unique architecture, marvelous landscapes, and crystal water beaches make it a must see during all seasons. This excursion is organized by ACG.
Cultural Activities in Athens
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Athens. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Athens special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included the Acropolis site and museum, War Museum, Metropolis of Athens, and Glyfada beach.