The American College of Greece is the largest American college or university in Europe and a truly international learning hub. Its programs offer
s the benefits of a European study abroad destination while exposing students to the complex history and multiethnic society of southeastern Europe. Located in Athens, one of the world’s most renowned and safe cities, the idyllic ACG campus serves as a springboard for exploring Athens and the nearby Greek islands. ACG prides itself on an accomplished international faculty, 32 bachelor programs of study, 6 cooperative programs with Clarkson University and 53 minors. It also boasts a variety of co-curricular clubs and societies. Our programs offer individual advising, academic support services and access to athletic facilities.
By choosing to study in Athens, at The American College of Greece, students join one of Europe’s largest academic programs, which admirably combines the advantages of American-modeled education with Greece’s cultural heritage. Students will walk where the ancient philosophers once stood and where democracy and Western civilization were born. At the same time, they will study in an international environment and get to interact with academics and fellow students from all over the world.
The American College of Greece follows the American education model and offers a rich selection of academic programs through 3 Schools: the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Economics and the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts. Its rich, English-speaking curriculum consists of 32 undergraduate programs, 6 cooperative programs with Clarkson University, 53 minors, as well as 8 graduate programs of study, so there is a wide variety of subjects to choose from business, fine arts, humanities, social sciences, communication, environmental studies and more.
ACG is home to 3,400 students coming from 78 countries, among them short- and long-term study abroad students — an academic crossroads where different cultures come together, forming a diverse international community from which world citizens emerge. In addition to the broad selection of academic programs, the College is equipped with state-of-the-art on-campus facilities and resources such as a simulated trading room, fully online library, computer labs, writing center, career services, and academic advising, to assist students with their learning as well with their personal and professional development.
Greece is one of the most visited tourist destinations and for good reason: blue seas, magnificent sunsets, friendly people, buzzing nightlife, amazing food, great historical sites and picturesque islands; all promise to satisfy every student’s wanderlust.
Athens, with its special architecture, historic landmarks, scenic neighborhoods, and unique aura, will transport visitors on a journey through time. Home to must-see, awe-inspiring monuments, like the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Odeon of Herod Atticus, the Athenian Agora, to name a few, it is the ideal destination for anyone interested in history, art history and the ancient world. Students at ACG can also complement their knowledge of the Greek antiquity with courses in Philosophy, History, Archaeology or the Classics.
For those wishing to combine learning with a pinch of adventure, Athens is a convenient departure point for nearly everything — from island-hopping around the Saronikos Gulf on day trips, to travelling to more remote destinations in Greece and across Europe. Again, travel enthusiasts can combine their passion for adventure with some tourism and hospitality courses or feed their venturesome spirit with in-depth entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.
Greece is one of the most affordable countries in Europe for international visitors – tourists and international students alike. Compared to other study destinations like Spain, Germany, France, Italy or the UK, the cost of living in Greece is low. Whereas in other European destinations average monthly living costs range between €800 and €1,000, the cost of living in Athens for an international student reaches 450-700 €/month including accommodation, bills, public transport etc. More importantly, ACG’s comprehensive fee structure and quality academic offerings, make it a surprisingly affordable educational option, while all enrolled students enjoy full access to ACG campus facilities. The Office of Residential and International Student Services assists international students with visa processing and course registration, undertakes airport pick-up, and provides support with travel planning within Greece and Europe.
Located at the foothills of Mount Hymettus, the ACG campus covers a 64-acre area commanding a spectacular view of the Athens basin. The campus is situated in Aghia Paraskevi, one of Athens’ safest and prettiest areas offering easy access to some of the trendiest nightlife in the city as well as some of the most spectacular nature walks in Greece. ACG has enforced a rigorous security policy to protect the well-being and property of students, faculty, staff and visitors. It’s safety and security program is top notch; security guards patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to ensure that all members of its community live, work and learn in a safe environment. In addition, ACG operates a modern Residence Complex just a short walk from campus. The Residence Complex consists of fully furnished studios, single and double bedrooms in shared apartments. Originally built for the 2004 US Olympic team, the residences provide a comfortable and enriching environment. Students live in a safe, clean, residential setting in a quiet neighborhood with nearby grocery stores, cafés, restaurants and shopping centers.
Joining ACG means becoming part of a vibrant student community where students can engage in extracurricular activities and meet like-minded fellow students through clubs, societies and organizations. Student life gives them the opportunity to broaden their horizons and work together for a common cause; developing their skills, exploring new interests and shaping their spirit along with their body! ACG boasts a sports tradition and offers a variety of intercollegiate athletics such as basketball, futsal, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and water polo; a variety of intramural sports are popular as well.
Moreover, students looking to foster a talent, interest or passion, can find the right student club, society or organization for them at ACG! The people at the Office of Student Affairs are here to offer help and guidance with creating a club, requesting funding, planning and advertising an event, and much more!
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