Study Abroad in Athens, Greece

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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 2,900 students, it is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education - NECHE. Located on a beautiful, wooded hillside in the attractive suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, the college’s tree-lined campus offers an ideal setting to study in Greece, with modern classrooms, an extensive and impressive library and Olympic-standard athletic facilities. 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 buildings.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a 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 a select number of 3-credit Honors seminars within the International Honors Program at the American College of Greece. Please see the Courses page on the courses offered to Honors students.

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

Transcripts are issued by the American College of Greece. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home university on completion of the program.

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Download PDF with full program details on all AIFS Greece programs!

Download PDF with full program details on all AIFS Greece, Athens programs!