• Greece
    • Paros
Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Arts Creative Writing Design Digital Media Film Philosophy Photography Visual Arts Women's Studies

Program Details

Program Type
Faculty Led
Degree Level


Price Details
SPRING/FALL SEMESTER: All inclusive, $11.950

Any one course in June or July (3 weeks): $3,600.
Any two courses combined in June or July (3 weeks): $3,900
Full Summer (both sessions) June 7th to July 23rd (7 weeks): Two Electives = $5,900, Three Electives = $6,200, Four Electives = $6,500
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Classes Transportation
Jun 24, 2019
Jun 21, 2022
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About Program

HISA is a mentoring and student-teacher participatory program in the historical and classical landscape of Paros island, Greece. This unique and creative learning environment is based on an interaction between students who desire more than a traditional lecture format and talented teachers and artists who wish to share their experience and knowledge. As a small program, students can live as members of the community, securely in their own space, free to personalize their experience. During the semester, many field trips are built into for historical and cultural immersion purpose. HISA offers full semesters in spring and fall as well as 3 weeks summer sessions in June and July.

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Program Highlights

  • 24/7 support to all students.
  • Study in a non-traditional, unique way in Greece, immersing in the local culture in a very relaxing, friendly atmosphere.
  • Discover Greece through several of HISA-sponsored excursions.
  • Study arts, literature and more in classroom and outdoors modes for a unique blend of experiental learning.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Ideal study abroad experience

HISA is a beautiful small program. The academics are engaging and flexible enough that you can really find yourself in the work, while not being so rigorous that you don't have time to focus on what's important: life in Paros. Every morning we would walk along the beach and through the town square to get to class, and it doesn't take long to stop feeling like a tourist. Pretty soon, returning from weekend trips to the other islands felt like returning home; to the streets and restaurants and bartenders and stray cats that I know and love.
By the end of my semester with HISA, all of the students were very close friends and most of us were writing novels. All of the faculty members are very kind and insightful and I was able to really get to know all of them, even those whose classes I wasn't taking. It's like a three-month artist retreat on a Greek island, what more could you ask for? The sky is blue, the water is wet. Once you arrive you'll never want to go home.
If you're just looking for a fun getaway you'll have some of the best months of your life, and if you're looking for a life-changing experience you'll find that too.

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