Deree–ACG Peers

The Heritage Greece Program is now accepting applications from Deree – The American College of Greece students who wish to join us as ACG Peers for 2024!

Heritage Greece is an educational program designed to enable Greek American and Greek Canadian college students to immerse themselves in the Greek language and culture, while connecting with their Hellenic ancestry. For Deree students, this program is an exciting opportunity to understand issues of national identity and culture from the perspective of Greek American and Greek Canadian peers and facilitate their interactions with the local community in Greece. During the program, ACG Peers along with program participants from abroad experience Greece together and form long-lasting bonds. ACG Peers also have the chance to enhance their leadership, communication, and organization skills by coordinating large groups of students. Heritage Greece is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those who want to grow outside their comfort zone, take on new challenges, and experience a multicultural setting.

This year’s Program will take place in two sessions, as follows:
Session A: June 8-23, 2024
Session B: July 6-21, 2024

Participants can apply to join one or both sessions.

As an ACG Peer, you will have the opportunity to learn with and from North American participants while:

  • Exploring Athenian life and helping our guests communicate in everyday situations
  • Touring important archaeological and cultural sites
  • Experiencing Greece beyond Athens

Participants in this exciting program receive a €1,000 tuition scholarship for outbound study abroad to one of ACG’s partner universities around the globe. In addition, they enjoy the following:

  • A comprehensive educational and cultural experience
  • Multiple guided field trips within Attica and beyond
  • Covered expenses for meals, accommodation and transportation

Deree students who have participated in previous Heritage Greece sessions are welcome to apply again. However, the scholarship will not be re-offered to these students, as there is only one scholarship available per student.

This unique program has been developed by the National Hellenic Society and is hosted by Deree – The American College of Greece.

Applicants must be fluent in the Greek language, and must be available for the duration of the Heritage Greece Session in which they participate.

To be considered for the Heritage Greece Program, please complete the ACG Peer Application. If you are unable to submit your CV through the application platform, please e-mail it to [email protected].

Admissions Deadline: February 16, 2024

For more information, please e-mail [email protected], or call 210 600 9800 ext. 1435.