• Greece
    • Athens
Academic Year, Fall, Spring

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma Bachelors


Starting Price
Price Details
AIFS Abroad is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, and over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS Abroad in the form of scholarships or grants. Coordinated AIFS Abroad Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.

What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance
What's Included (Extra)

Round trip flights, airport transfers and 2-night stopover in London included for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package.

May 25, 2023
Aug 13, 2017
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About Program

Spend a summer, semester or academic year in Athens, Greece with AIFS Abroad! You’ll earn 6- 15 credits per term studying at the American College of Greece (ACG). Courses are taught in English.

AIFS Abroad in Athens offers an internship program at ACG in areas such as marketing, fundraising or student affairs. ACG also offers a Community Engagement and Service Learning program where students can volunteer in the local community.

Cultural and social activities include:
• Walking tours
• Visits to historical and archaeological sites
• Cretan food tastings
• Day trips to Ancient Delphi and the Sanctuary of Apollo, Nafplio and Palamidi Castle and a visit to a Greek island.

An optional half-day excursion to Cape Sounion and an optional 3-day excursion to Meteora, Thessaloniki and Vergina are also available. A 2-night tour of London is included for students on the optional AIFS Flight Packa

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Program Highlights

  • Day trip to Ancient Delphi and the Sanctuary of Apollo
  • Day trip to Nafplio and Palamidi Castle
  • Day trip to a Greek Island
  • Earn up to 15 credits and transcript issued by the American College of Greece
  • Internship and volunteer opportunities available

Popular Programs

AIFS Abroad Athens, Greece

Spend the summer in Athens with AIFS Abroad! You’ll earn up to 6 credits per session through a variety of courses studying at the American College of Greece, Athens (ACG). Courses are taught in English.
Enjoy cultural and social activities such as:
• Guided city walks
• Visits to the Acropolis and the Plaka
• Museum tours
• Greek food tasting evenings
• A Greek Island Tour.


AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support

We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS also offers internship and study abroad + internship blended programs to support the development of personal and professional skills.

$500 - $5,000

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.35
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 5
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Why You NEED To Study Abroad in Greece

I absolutely loved my experience with AIFS Study Abroad: January Term in Athens, Greece. The staff is very supportive and responds to emails and calls almost always within a day. The website is very easy to handle and the forms I needed were easy to get. My class professor was awesome! He kept our class schedule on track for our three week program and was very well informed on the subject he taught. As our classroom was predominantly outside, he stayed aware of the weather and made adjusted plans according to that. The city of Athens is absolutely beautiful, even in the heart of winter weather. The population of the city is also very friendly and willing to help lost travelers. Words cannot describe my awesome experience in Greece.

What would you improve about this program?
Better roommate survey connections. I was not matched well with my roommates.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Study Where Others Vacation

Studying abroad is an experience that few students within the United States take advantage of. The opportunity to live abroad, travel, and interact with locals are few and far between once you become a working adult and that is why students should opt in to studying abroad. If you are considering studying abroad that's great, if you are considering studying abroad in Greece, that is even better! When I went to Greece I knew absolutely nothing about the country, besides the mouthwatering food and their rich history. When I arrived in Greece I was greeted by Alice, she is a Greek citizen that helps the students that study through AIFS with absolutely everything they could possibly need. Alice took the AIFS students to the Temple of Poseidon, to unique museums, and even to the dentist, along with many other hard to reach areas. AIFS guarantees that their students are going to be taken care of while studying abroad in their country of choice. In order to help parents release the reigns they even offer flight packages that let you stop over in London, if you are traveling to a country in Europe. AIFS is truly an all encompassing program that lets you immerse yourself in the Greek culture, but there is always a safety net in case you need the extra assistance. Studying abroad in Greece is truly unique because of their location, as the cross roads between East and West. In Greece you will meet people from all over the world that have chosen to make Greece their homes. The the American College of Greece, referred to as DEREE, classes are all taught in English, but I highly recommend taking a Greek language course in order to truly appreciate the beautiful language that will be around you for the duration of the program. The housing options are spacious and allow you to room with students from all over the United States or as I requested to be roomed with someone from abroad, I was able to make a friend from South Korea! The experiences are unlimited in Greece as you can travel to an island every weekend and still have hundreds to explore. I do recommend traveling within Greece as the country itself is unique and holds the potential to hold your attention for your entire time abroad. Another unique aspect about my experience is that my Spartan History class was able to travel to Thermopylae and walk where the 300 Spartans fought against the Persians. Greece holds more history than any country I have traveled to and being able to be apart of the continued legacy of their country, even if just for a semester, was an experience I will never forget.

What would you improve about this program?
I honestly do not know how the program could be improved. Everything was better than I expected.
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Greece land of Ouza

The three weeks we spent in Greece were amazing. We got to spend tons of time exploring the Greek capital on our own while dining, shopping, and drinking. The classes were very well taught and engaging. The campus had an amazing location with a great view that made the walk to class every morning worth it. Lastly the staff on campus and in the dorms were beyond helpful and fully introduced us to the Greek culture. Overall one of the best experiences of my life.

35 people found this review helpful.

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