Study Abroad in Athens: Overview

Athens is the city with the most celebrated history in the world, a city worshipped by the ancient gods, a thrilling city. The captivating capital of Greece, with a population of 4.5 million people is where democracy was born. Today, Athens is a sprawling, modern metropolis blending the ancient with the modern. Whether you are drawn to exploring the Acropolis or enjoying a leisurely frappe in chic Kolonaki, Athens offers something for everyone. Affordable and lively, it is a city of many facets, ideal for young people who would like to experience the broad range of activities that it has to offer. Visits to archaeological sites and beaches, and day trips to nearby islands and quaint towns you can do it all here!

Program at a glance

  • Academic year, fall or spring semester
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • 2.5 minimum GPA required
  • Up to 15 credits per semester
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meal plan, cultural activities, excursions, trips to the island of Hydra and Nafplio, insurance, and more. Optional AIFS Flight Package available.
  • Courses offered in English in archaeology, art history, drama, Greek literature, Greek philosophy, history, international business, literature, and more
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Visa must be obtained upon acceptance
  • Transcripts issued by the American College of Greece.

Application and scholarship deadlines

  • Spring semester is full.
  • AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available. The scholarship application deadline is April 15 (fall) and September 15 (spring).

    *Please note that applications, deposits and balance of fees arriving after the required deadline are subject to late fees.

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