Study Abroad in Athens, Greece

Study Abroad in Athens: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses include: anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, biology, chemistry, classics, communications, dance, drama, economics and finance, environmental studies, Greek philosophy, history, hospitality and tourism, international business, international relations, justice studies, languages, literature, management, marketing, mathematics, music, oceanography, philosophy, psychology, social sciences and writing

Program Options

Full Curriculum means that you can choose any course (subject to prerequisites) from ACG’s entire curriculum. There are over 1,000 courses available across a huge range of subject fields including archaeology, art history, drama, economics and finance, Greek philosophy, history, literature, international business and relations, literature, and mathematics. Courses meet for 3 hours per week and are recommended for 3 credits. Take up to 5 courses (minimum of 4) for a total of 15 credits. All courses are taught in English and classes are from Monday through Friday.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester up to 15 2.5 GPA

As with the semester program, students opting to take the Intensive Program (available as a Fall Quarter only) can choose from a wide range of courses at ACG. Students take 3 courses (rather than the 4 or 5 available on the semester program). Courses meet for 3 hours per week and are recommended for 3 credits.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall Quarter up to 9 2.5 GPA


On-Campus Internship (NEW)

AIFS students with a 3.0 GPA may apply for an on-campus internship position (not for credit) at the American College of Greece. AIFS interns will receive training and work with an on-site supervisor. These résumé-enhancing positions which are advertised at orientation can be in areas such as marketing and communication, fundraising or student affairs. Successful students will receive an Internship Certificate on completion of the project.

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

DEREE – The American College of Greece (AGC)

DEREE - The American College of Greece, founded in 1875, is the oldest and largest independent, American-sponsored college or university in Europe with a student population of over 2,500 and offering over 1,000 courses each year. It is the only institution in Athens with American accreditation (N.E. Association of Schools and Colleges).

Located on a beautiful, wooded hillside in the attractive suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, the College’s picturesque 64-acre park-like campus offers an ideal backdrop to study in Athens, with modern classrooms, an extensive library and dedicated on campus health service. The College was chosen as the official training site for the 2004 U.S. Olympic team due to its high quality athletic facilities.

Over 85% of the student body year round is Greek so AIFS students have ample opportunity to make local friends.

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