Study Abroad in Athens, Greece

Study Abroad in Athens: Academics

The American College of Greece (ACG)

The American College of Greece, founded in 1875, is the oldest and largest independent, American-sponsored school in Europe. A private college with an enrollment of over 2,500 students, it is accredited by the N.E. Association of Schools and Colleges. Located on a beautiful, wooded hillside in the attractive suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, the Collegeís tree-lined campus offers an ideal setting to study in Greece, with modern classrooms, an extensive and impressive library and Olympic-quality athletic facilities. The College was chosen as the official training site for the 2004 U.S. Olympic team. The summer school offers a wide range of courses. Over 85% of the student body year round is Greek giving AIFS students ample opportunity to make local friends.

Academic Overview

The summer sessions at ACG allow you to choose courses from across a wide curriculum of academic disciplines. You can choose from two 4-week sessions or take both sessions and study in Athens for 8 weeks. Choose one or two courses for up to 6 credits per session.

Attendance is required for full credit. Students exceeding the permitted number of excused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Class time Classes are taught Monday through Friday. Each course totals 45 hours in four weeks.

Computer facilities Students may apply for temporary e-mail accounts with their University identity cards. There is free Internet access in the residence hall.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Honors seminars Students who have a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to apply for courses within the International Honors Program at the American College of Greece where they will be able to choose from a select number of 3-credit Honors seminars.

Student advising The AIFS Resident Director provides academic advising and serves as a liaison between students and the University.

Transcripts are issued by the American College of Greece. One official copy will be sent to the studentís home institution on completion of the program.

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