Pancretan Association of America Scholars Summer Program

2022 Pancretan Association of America

The Pancretan Association of America is pleased to announce the

2022 PAA Cretan Scholars Summer Program
at The American College of Greece

Following a two-year disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pancretan Association of America is resuming its support for this Cretan cultural immersion program implemented through The American College of Greece (ACG), Europe’s oldest and largest American institution of higher education.

The PAA Cretan Scholars Summer Program at ACG is an in situ exploration of Cretan heritage and its place in the broader mosaic of Hellenic culture and history.

The Program is addressed to young Americans of Cretan heritage who will spend two weeks, first at The American College of Greece in Athens and then in Crete, delving into issues of Cretan history and society as well as traditional and contemporary Cretan culture. Participants will also learn elements of the Greek language and the Cretan idiom.

The Program involves extensive travel within Crete as well as multiple visits in the broader area of the Greek capital, Athens.

College students will earn one (1) U.S. college credit upon successful completion of the Program

For eligible members of the PAA/PYA, participation is subsidized to a significant extent through generous scholarships by the Pancretan Association of America

Program Dates

June 19 – July 3, 2022
Early-Bird Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Final Application deadline: April 30, 2022
Positions are limited. Apply Today!

Eligible applicants must be:

  • between 18 and 26 years of age
  • currently enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • of Cretan heritage from at least one great-grandparent

Cost, Scholarships

Details about costs and available scholarships are posted on the Application Page

Current members of the Pancretan Association of America and/or the Pancretan Youth of America will be given priority for acceptance to the 2022 PAA Cretan Scholars Summer Program and will be eligible to apply for a scholarship to be used toward program expenses. Non-members of PAA/PYA who fulfill the eligibility criteria for participation listed above may apply for the program but they will not be eligible for PAA scholarships.

Questions? Contact Scholarship Chair Sophia Masters: [email protected] or
The American College of Greece at [email protected]



The Greek Government and the European Union’s Covid-19 safety protocols are stringently enforced by The American College of Greece. For the safety of all involved, participants in the 2022 PAA Scholars Program at ACG must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster shots, if required by Greek and/or EU regulations so you can be considered fully vaccinated) prior to joining the Program, and must possess and submit the relevant official documentation.