Key Steps to Study Abroad

The American College of Greece Study Abroad

I would have to say that studying abroad in Greece was the best decision I have made so far in my college career. My only regret is that I didn’t go earlier; if I had I would have spent more than one semester abroad. Cheesy as it may sound, as an art history minor it was a dream come true to be surrounded by ancient architecture and to live in a country with some of the best museums around. My three and a half months in Greece seemed to fly by. I met some wonderful friends and was even able to travel to two other countries. I have a new found love for Greek cuisine and of course baklava, but they don’t make it quite the same in the States. So, I guess I’ll just have to make my way back to Greece, hopefully soon.”

-Robin Gadient, North Central College

Key Steps to Study Abroad

1. Complete your Application

We’ve made applying to The American College of Greece easy. Simply complete our online application at the myACG portal and submit a copy of your passport and a copy of your transcript. Be sure to contact the Study Abroad Office at your home institution during this process.

2. Apply for a Student Visa

See our student visa application instructions – which include a list of the required documents – and send all required documents for your visa approval letter.

All documents must be submitted to ACG for the visa approval letter at least eight weeks prior to the semester in which you are planning to enroll. You should start the visa process in your country at least 10 – 12 weeks prior to the semester you are planning to enroll.

When all documents have been received, the College will obtain approval for a visa on your behalf. Once approved, we’ll send you the paperwork and then you will need to pick up your visa from your local Greek Consulate in the United States.

3. Select Your Housing

Study abroad students live in College-owned housing within walking distance of campus. The Study Abroad Comprehensive Fee includes a double bedroom shared apartment with private bath. However, you can choose to upgrade to a single bedroom or studio apartment for an additional fee.

4. Pre-register for Courses

After you send your visa documents, we’ll send you a Course Registration Form. You should work with your advisor at your home institution to ensure that the courses you wish to take at ACG are approved for transfer back to your institution. Please refer to our complete course listing and course descriptions as you and your advisor make your course selections.

5. Start preparing and pack your suitcase!

In order to assist with necessary preparation tasks, we will be sending you a Pre-Departure Guide prior to your arrival on campus. It should assist you with most of your queries, and you can always reach out to our team for additional questions.

6. Warm Welcome!

We will welcome you to Greece from the moment you arrive with a scheduled airport pick-up on move-in dates. You will be asked to provide us with your flight information if you would like to be picked up from the airport.

7. Orientation

Orientation includes an introduction to student life and academics at ACG. We will go over areas of interest to international students to secure a smooth transition in your new academic home. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour our beautiful campus and meet other international and Greek students.

8. Make Friends, Explore and Learn!

Key Dates

Fall Semester, Academic Year 2020 – 2021

Residence Move in day: September 8 & 9, 2020
Orientation: September 10 & 11, 2020
First day of classes: September 14, 2020
Last day of classes: December 11, 2020
Final Examinations: December 14 – 19, 2020
Residence Move out day: December 20, 2020

Spring Semester, Academic Year 2020 – 2021

Residence move in day: January 5 & 6, 2021
Orientation: January 7 & 8, 2021
First day of classes: January 11, 2021
Last day of classes: April 9, 2021
Final Examinations: April 13 – 21, 2021
Residence move out day: April 22, 2021

Summer Term, Academic Year 2020 – 2021

Residence move in day: May 15, 16 & 17, 2021
Orientation: May 19, 2021
First day of classes: May 20, 2021
Last day of classes: July 20, 2021
Final Examinations: July 22, 2021
Residence move out day: July 23, 2021

Summer Session I, Academic Year 2020 – 2021

Residence move in day: May 15, 16 & 17, 2021
Orientation: May 19, 2021
First day of classes: May 20, 2021
Last day of classes: June 16, 2021
Final Examinations: June 17, 2021
Residence move out day: June 19, 2021

Summer Session II, Academic Year 2020 – 2021

Residence move in day: June 16 & 17, 2021
Orientation: June 25, 2021
First day of classes: June 28, 2021
Last day of classes: July 23, 2021
Final Examinations: July 27, 2021
Residence move out day: July 28, 2021