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Heritage Greece is an unforgettable educational and cultural program designed to connect Greek-American students of college age with their Hellenic heritage.
The program was developed by the National Hellenic Society (NHS) as part of its mission to celebrate and preserve Hellenic heritage in the United States. The Heritage Greece program is hosted by The American College of Greece, which is located on a 65-acre modern, safe and beautiful campus in the outskirts of Athens, that was home to the US Olympic team during the 2004 Olympics.
The program is a gift from the NHS to American students of Hellenic descent and comprises tailor made educational and cultural activities that make for an intense immersion experience. These include insider’s tours of important museums; visits to beautiful locales; tours of sites of archaeological and historical significance; visits to religious sites and monuments of the Byzantine period; and private Greek dancing and cooking classes. They are combined with seminars, outings and activities with Deree students that offer a unique experience of Greece.
Participating students are hosted at ACG’s modern residence facilities just two blocks from campus in the Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, located on the foothills of Mt. Hymettus just six miles away from the city center.
The Heritage Greece experience does not stop in Greece but continues for a lifetime. The NHS will continue to play a role in the lives of Heritage Greece alumni through programs that will assist them to become ambassadors of our heritage and will guide them in the development of their professional careers through the extensive and growing Heritage Greece alumni network.