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The Heritage Greece Program is an unforgettable educational and cultural immersion experience for North American students of Hellenic heritage, shared with students from the American College of Greece in Athens. Heritage Greece connects Greek American and Greek Canadian College & University-age students to their Hellenic roots by allowing them to spend two intense weeks exploring Greece in all its facets.
Heritage Greece was developed by the National Hellenic Society (NHS) as part of its mission to celebrate, preserve and disseminate Hellenic heritage in the United States. In 2019 the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) of Canada joined the effort and sponsored the first Greek Canadian student participants.
Heritage Greece is a gift from the NHS to American students of Hellenic descent, comprising of tailor-made educational and cultural activities that make for an impactful immersion experience. The itinerary includes an insider’s perspective of some the world’s most important museums, as well as archeological and historical sites. The cultural component includes a broad array of activities from a Greek language class to dance and cooking classes with experiential learning activities throughout Athens. The experience is shared with a peer group of ACG students who participate actively in what Heritage Greece alumni have described as a life-changing experience.
The Heritage Greece experience continues beyond the visit to Greece, as the participants then matriculate in the Heritage Greece Alumni Network. The NHS continues its commitment to play a role in helping Heritage Greece participants advance and develop in their careers, and as ambassadors of Hellenic heritage and part of the NHS’ extended family.
Regular Application Deadline is March 18, 2020.
Early-bird Application Deadline is January 24, 2020.