Program Details

The Heritage Greece Program will take place in two sessions over the months of June & July. Applicants will be asked to indicate the session(s) they are applying for on the online application.

Session I Dates: June 4-21, 2020
Session II Dates: July 9-26, 2020
Heritage Internship Program Dates: June 22 – July 5, 2020

Session I participants from both the U.S. and Canada will meet in Washington, DC for orientation on June 4, 2020, and they will depart for Greece as a group and accompanied by an ACG staff member on June 5, 2020.

Session II participants from both the U.S. and Canada will meet in Washington, DC for orientation on July 9, 2020, and they will depart for Greece as a group and accompanied by an ACG staff member on July 10, 2020.

Participants bear a 1,000 USD portion of the airfare expense to Greece (the remaining cost is born by NHS), and they are responsible for transportation to and from Washington, DC. Tuition, accommodations, local transportation, meals, and other related costs are borne by the National Hellenic Society.

This once-in-a-lifetime educational program includes:

  • First-hand experience of Hellenic heritage, traditions, and culture
  • An experiential customized one-credit language and culture course
  • Field trips and on-site teaching
  • Recreational and educational excursions
  • Modern, spacious housing at ACG
  • Tuition, meals, and transportation in Greece
  • Classroom materials


Applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students
  • be Americans or Canadians of Greek descent*
  • be 18-26 years of age
  • never or seldom have been to Greece in the past
  • have GPA of 3.0 or above

* Greek descent is defined as having one or more parents, grandparents, or great grandparents born in Greece or Cyprus. Please note that siblings or first cousins of past and/or current participants, who meet the program’s eligibility criteria, may participate in Heritage Greece 2020 on the condition that they reimburse NHS for all expenses related to their participation.

The Heritage Greece Program is the National Hellenic Society’s and the Hellenic Heritage Foundation’s contribution to keeping Greek heritage and identity vibrant and relevant in North America.

Application deadline is March 18, 2020.

Early-bird Application Deadline is January 24, 2020.

Apply now for this unforgettable experience!

For more information, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call us at 0030 210 600 9800 ext. 1028

NHS Heritage Internship Program

Program Dates: June 22 – July 5, 2020

The Heritage Internship Program, launched for the first time in 2019, offers to selected Heritage Greece participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in the professional environment of Greece. Selected interns will remain in Greece for up-to an additional two weeks and they will be placed for an internship in a Greek company), along with a selected ACG Peer. Organizations that have participated previously include the Benaki Museum, Kathimerini, the Hope Genesis Foundation, and The Athens Partnership. These participants receive a full scholarship for their accommodation for the duration of their internship in Greece.

Applicants who would like to be considered for the Internship Program must apply by the early-bird deadline (January 24, 2020)  and be accepted to attend the first Session of the Heritage Greece Program in order to be considered eligible to participate in the Heritage Internship Program.

ACG Scholarship for Heritage Greece Participants

Upon successful completion of the program, ACG awards all Heritage Greece participants a generous scholarship to study abroad at ACG for a semester or summer term/session, provided they meet the criteria for studying abroad.