Location
  • Greece
    • Athens
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Accounting Advertising Biochemistry Biology Business Chemistry Communications Computer Science Design Economics Finance History International Business Marketing Mathematics Music Philosophy Psychology Sociology Theater +10
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
High School Diploma
Housing
Apartment
Language
English

Pricing

What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals SIM cards Visa
Oct 06, 2023
Mar 11, 2024
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About Program

As the "birthplace of democracy," students can walk in the same footsteps of the world's greatest philosophers like Plato and Aristotle. With a recorded history of over 3,400 years, the history of Athens is almost incomparable to any other city in the world. While the remains of ancient Athens is still prevalent throughout the city today, the city is as young and vibrant as ever. Students will gain access to the city's countless museums, cafes and tavernas, local shops and farmers markets, not to mention the country's famous Greek islands!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders, particularly the needs of underrepresented student populations. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

Neurodivergent Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our Health & Safety team is available to answer questions about insurance and medication, as well as provide students with materials on overseas access to support.

Accessibility Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. With our wide portfolio of program types and locations we’re confident there is a suitable and accessible program for each student. Accommodations abroad can be complex and take time, so those with accessibility needs should inform ISA of any accommodations requests as early as possible in the advising process. Please contact accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com with questions or for more information.

Impact

Sustainability

We have partnered with Fill it Forward to engage team members and program participants in waste reduction practices. The goal is to encourage the elimination of single-use waste. Every QR code scan shows the impact of reusable bottles and unlocks a donation to environmental impact groups.

Ethical Impact

WorldStrides, a global organization, is committed to educate and serve communities worldwide. Our commitment is fueled by the passion of our team members and partners to make experiential learning accessible, while also being socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible. Together, we accomplish this by investing in initiatives to promote inclusion, diversity, and sustainability.

Popular Programs

Athens, Greece

The Arts, Business, Liberal Arts & Sciences + Honors Courses program at The American College of Greece (ACG) offers a variety of courses from three schools: the School of Arts & Sciences; the School of Fine & Performing Arts; the School of Business. Popular subject areas include Business, Performing & Visual Arts, & Psychology. Students looking for an additional academic challenge can enroll in ACG Honors Seminars. Courses are taught in English by ACG faculty.

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.5
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.5
  • Safety 4.9
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Savannah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Such an amazing experience!!

I had the absolute best time on my study abroad trip this past summer! The ISA representatives were so attentive and always made sure we were adapting well to the culture of Greece! The school was fantastic and the students and teachers were very friendly and accommodating! I made friends on this trip from schools all over the country and we continue to talk on a daily basis, and I was also exposed to culture that you simply cannot find anywhere else! Overall, this program is one of the most memorable experiences i have ever had and i would recommend it time and time again!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Do as much as you possibly can! You are only there for a short amount of time so try and see all of the sights while you can!
Pros
  • Experienced new culture
  • Fantastic food
  • Made lifelong friends both in Greece and other people that studied abroad with me
Cons
  • The walk to school is very long but it’s beautiful
  • It is extremely hot in the summer times
14 people found this review helpful.
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Monaza
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Time studying abroad in Athens, Greece

Studying abroad in Athens, Greece was an unforgettable experience filled with countless memories. From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the rich history, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality of the city. The opportunity to immerse myself in such a dynamic environment allowed me to forge meaningful connections with people from all walks of life, each encounter leaving a lasting impression. Exploring the bustling streets, indulging in delectable Greek cuisine, and embarking on adventures throughout Europe added layers of excitement to my journey. Every day brought new discoveries and adventures, shaping an experience that I will cherish for a lifetime. Athens truly stole my heart, leaving me with a profound appreciation for its beauty and the invaluable lessons learned during my time there.

What was your funniest moment?
One of the most hilarious moments during my time in Athens occurred when my roommate and I decided, somewhat inexplicably, to wear heels for a downtown tour. Our rationale? We wanted to capture stunning photos. Little did we anticipate the amount of walking involved. As we ventured through the city streets, soaking in the sights and sounds, our initial enthusiasm waned as our feet began to protest vehemently. Struggling to maintain our composure, we soldiered on, our strides increasingly resembling a comical wobble. Despite the discomfort, we couldn't help but laugh at the absurdity of our predicament. In hindsight, the memory of hobbling around in heels only added to the richness of our experience in Athens, a testament to our unwavering determination to make every moment count, even if it meant sacrificing comfort for the sake of adventure.
Pros
  • Metro/Public transport: it was very easy to navigate
  • Food: it was really cheap and tasty
  • Walkable city
Cons
  • Language barrier
12 people found this review helpful.
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Lillian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad Summer 2

This was such a great experience. I honestly enjoyed every second of it. I met so many wonderful individuals and the staff assigned to our area made sure we knew that they were here for us. Everyone's learning experience is different so the difficulty of classes really depends on the individual. The food at the school was amazing and the campus is beautiful. I would absolutely go again if I could. You have the freedom to do what you want on the weekends. Me and my friends explored the islands throughout our time in Greece. It was unforgettable.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be nervous to go alone! Almost everyone in my program went without knowing anyone- and they met some of their best friends.
16 people found this review helpful.
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John
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing time in Athens, Greece!

My experience was unique just in the choices I made such as going to a semester and choosing Greece in the first place because not many think of Greece but Paris or England. ISA is very user-friendly and friendly in person as well, I would never regret studying abroad with ISA with so many choices. I got to meet so many people from different countries going to my college, my advisors were excellent with so much advise! The dorms were manageable with people from all over the US in the dorms. I wish I could go again!!!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I think the most nerve-racking thing was when I ran into scammers and they were being out of pocket but I kept my nerves in check to get away instead of a rash decision.
17 people found this review helpful.
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Ashley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Athens Adventure

I had such a great experience on this trip. Everywhere I went was historic and beautiful. The campus was amazing and the teachers were so nice. We got to go on field trips to the locals museums even though I was only there for a three-week course. I also got to join a school trip for my first time SCUBA diving! With my ISA group, we got to see many historic places such as the Acropolis, the National Archeological Museum, Anafiotica, the Acropolis Museum, Aegina, Cape Sunion, Lycabettus Hill, and more! In my free time, I got togo to Crete and saw the REAL labyrinth (the Palace of Knossos), the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Omphalos (what the Greeks believed was the center of the world), the Delphi Archaeological Museum, and the Sanctuary of Athena!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Sesame Seeds on Cheese
Pros
  • Historic Sights
  • Great People
  • Freedom
Cons
  • Pickpockets
  • Scammers in the Streets
  • Nothing Written in English
23 people found this review helpful.
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Shirah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderfully invigorating

This trip was everything. I was pushed outside of my comfort zone constantly while knowing that I was supported and safe. Our directors were readily available and truly wanted to make the experience the best possible for each one of us. Any problems were handled swiftly, calmly, and remarkably. They worked hard to plan fun trips for the group to bond, adventure, and learn. Classes were intellectually challenging yet rewarding and a great opportunity to make Greek friends. (Some were quite boring like any class can be, and still a good opportunity to make friends!) In terms of living situations, dorming with seven other people was challenging and thankfully my roommates worked hard to create a fulfilling dynamic. We bonded over our fears, goals, and desire for adventure. I always felt safe and or had resources to get safe quickly allowing me to explore the neighborhood and Athens. Every day was a chance to explore my new environment and in turn, myself. I am so thankful and will remember my time in Greece forever :) Highly highly recommend.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would go on more solo trips within Greece. Looking back, I flew to other countries and utilized public transport a little bit in Athens but I did not venture much into my home away from home. Given the opportunity to live in Athens again, I would push myself to explore closer destinations and utilize public transportation much more. Seeing nearby cities and natural phenomena. Specifically, I never saw Meteora and I really wish I had. I say solo trips because I had many ideas planned with others but they never came to fruition, so I would change this by challenging myself to do solo trips. The few solo adventures I did were my most meaningful, impactful moments.
Pros
  • Public Transportation
  • Planned activities by directors
  • Hospitality of Athens
Cons
  • Athens is not a very green city which was hard for me, a nature lover
  • Many room mates, hard to get alone time if needed
  • School clubs were a little overwhelming to join and I consider myself extroverted
25 people found this review helpful.
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Jocelyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Spring Semester 2023

I had have the best experience studying abroad in Greece. For me, this was the first time outside of the United States so, I was a bit nervous but I was received with so much compassion and kindness abroad that I can now say that I have found a second home! Not only were the staff at ISA so helpful and supportive but, the community from the neighborhood and college were so inviting and welcoming! The food, the people and the excursions, I definitely will be back in Athens in due time! I recommend this program to future college students, take that leap, you wont regret it!

Pros
  • Food
  • People
  • Sites
Cons
  • Busy
  • Time difference
  • I am not there!
35 people found this review helpful.
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Ping
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Beautiful Memories

My time abroad In Greece was so much fun. I have made friends for life; I don't know how I would live without these people. The on-site staff is super friendly, and they are very helpful. It was a fantastic time, I was there during the fall, and I think this is the perfect time to be. We had about a month and a half of fantastic weather where we spent most of our free time on the beach, which are very quickly accessible. Then we had lovely fall weather and even got some snow towards the end.

I never felt unsafe in the neighborhood where the dorms are super safe. It was also a pleasant walk from the school, so you got to explore the neighborhood a little, don't the way to the school. The school itself is very lovely; the teachers are all friendly and very helpful.

IMPORTANT, as an American, attendance was not something super important in college classes, but here is it. You need to show up, and if you're sick, you need a doctor's note to get your absences excused.

Pros
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Amazing/cheap food
  • Beautiful scenery
Cons
  • City
  • Crazy drivers
  • About the same prices as US $
34 people found this review helpful.

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