Spend a summer in the classical yet modern city of Athens, Greece with AIFS! Choose from a wide variety of course options offered at the American College of Greece. Located in the charming suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, the college boasts modern classrooms, an extensive library and Olympic-standard athletic facilities.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 6 semester credits per session (subject to course selection)
Courses offered in accounting, anthropology, archaeology, art history, astronomy, business, communications, dance, economics, English, environmental studies, finance, history, information technology, international business, international relations, languages, law, literature, management, marketing, mathematics, music, oceanography, philosophy, physical sciences, social sciences, tourism and hospitality management
Acropolis Hill and Museum, Athens sightseeing and Greek Island excursion (day trip)
Walking tours of Athens, Greek food tasting, visits to museums and temples, and excursions to nearby historical sites
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Cape Sounion (half day)
Mycenae and Nafplion (day trip) Session 1 only
Nafplion and Epidaurus (day trip) Session 2 only
You will live in a beautiful residence approximately 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from the American College of Greece campus. Students live in apartments of two to four bedrooms.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Athens.
Athens was one of the most important and powerful cities in Greece during the Classical period and it was also the first of the Greek city states to fully develop democracy.
The successful Olympic Games in 2004 steered Athens towards becoming a radically different city – a more attractive, cleaner, greener and more efficient capital.
As the largest city in Greece, Athens is now sophisticated and cosmopolitan with a vibrant street life and a relaxed lifestyle.
Hello! I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to Athens – my home town. I studied Economics at the American College of Greece (ACG) and then did postgraduate work in the U.K. I am very familiar with student life at ACG and at the same time, have first-hand experience of living and studying abroad.
I am here to make you feel comfortable and safe, and provide you with all the vital information and guidance to get the most out of your experience in Athens, not as a tourist but with a glimpse of how locals enjoy their city, their walks along ancient paths, the coffee shops under the sun, local tavernas with traditional Greek cuisine, beaches and islands.
Athens is a beautiful city, one of the oldest in Europe with a unique blend of rich archaeological sites, numerous museums and a vibrant cultural life. The Athenians and Greeks in general, are known for their filoxenia, graciousness and hospitality, they will welcome you with a smile!
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Greek culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. The Resident Director organizes a variety of activities which usually include:
You can walk from the residence complex to the campus facilities in approximately 10 minutes. Public buses to central Athens take about half an hour and the metro system in Athens is cheap and convenient.
The American College of Greece has extensive sports facilities. These include: an Olympic size pool, a running track and soccer field, four tennis courts, indoor courts for basketball and volleyball, a fitness center with dance/aerobic studios, a climbing wall, gymnasium, weights room and sports lounge.
Take a guided tour. Visit museums, archaeological sites, harbors and secluded beaches. Includes round-trip transportation, entrance fees and a traditional lunch.
*Included in program fee for semester students only.