Arcadia in Greece
85% Rating
(4 Reviews)

Arcadia in Greece

Students will be encouraged to become active participants in the Greek community and to learn about Greek culture, challenging students to step out of the comfort zone and experience the full mosaic of Greek culture. Students will enroll in one required Cornerstone Course but are free to choose the four additional courses they will be taking over the length of the semester.

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Excursions may include: a trip to the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Hymettos Mountain Hike, and experience an Olympiacos match.

Arcadia University opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories. With Arcadia, you can: Enjoy academic success, explore a new world, get to know yourself, rely on us for support, and boost your resume.

Locations
Europe » Greece » Athens
Europe » Greece
Program Type
Provider
Subject Areas
Art History
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
European Studies
Philosophy
Degree Level
Bachelors
Timeframe
Fall
Spring
Accommodation
Apartment
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Official Transcripts
GPA Requirement
Starting Price
$0.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
See website for details. Scholarships available!

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
    60%
  • Support
    75%
  • Fun
    63%
  • Housing
    70%
  • Safety
    90%

Program Reviews (4)

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Kelly
Female
24 years old
Loudonville, New York
Siena College

Best 4 Months of My Life

10/10

Living in the heart of Athens was a once in a lifetime experience and Arcadia managed to find the perfect balance of academics and excitement. All of the classes were interactive, regularly taking place throughout the city, with one weekend trip included for each. The faculty and staff are amazing and really made us all feel right at home, while still pushing us outside of our comfort zone. The semester I spent with Arcadia in Athens helped me grow as a person, travel through Europe and allowed me to make some of my best friends. Αγαπώ Ελλάδα!

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Laura
Female
23 years old
New Ipswich, NH
Arcadia University

It's All Greek to Me

9/10

Coffee is a HUGE part of Greek culture. However, coffee is a social even among the Greeks who will sit in a cafe for several hours and only drink one cup. I, being the typical American, am addicted to coffee and drink several cups a day. Not only am I a frequent drinker, but I drink my cappuccinos very sweet. During my time living in the Athens neighborhood of Pagrati, I became friendly with the baristas of several of the local coffee shops. They recognized me when I came up to order and knew what I wanted every time (or at least thought they did). One of the barista's at a shop I frequented always would greet me, and say with confidence what he thought was my order. He would get it wrong every single time but after a while it became a game. Even though it was a small interaction that would happen once or twice a week, it was one of the many little things that made my time in Greece so special to me.

At a different coffee shop, I would order three scoops of sugar in my cappuccino (like I always did) but at this particular shop outside the Acropoli Metro exit, the barista would always double check that I really meant three scoops, and, once confirming that I did mean three, he would smile, turn around, and chuckle to himself.

How can this program be improved?

I think that this program would be better if there were more students. We only had 18 and sometimes it could feel a little too small. If there was drama with one or two people, everyone would end up being involved in some way.

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Hannah
Female
23 years old
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh

Choose Another Program

5/10

I chose to go to Athens because I thought I would be able to immerse myself in the culture. Arcadia, however, does very little to get you involved in the community. The Staff were not very helpful. In fact, I remember seeking help and support of one staff member, and I left her office feeling completely rejected. The director of the program did not like me, and she did nothing to mask her dislike, acting in a rather unprofessional manner.
The teachers, on the other hand, are wonderful. Some of the best teachers I have ever had.
Honestly, without the support of the staff, and with incompatible classmates, I spend a lot of time on my own. Traveling is amazing, and it was a wonderful experience to be in Athens.
However, and I cannot stress this enough: DO NOT choose Arcadia University for your study abroad experience.

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Leeza
Female
23 years old
Bloomington, Illinois

Arcadia in Greece

10/10

I spent the spring of 2015 in Athens, Greece with the Arcadia in Greece program. While there I had the most enriching semester experience through out my entire college career. I would not have traded it for anything and would do anything to be back in Athens.

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