February 28, 2024
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Study Abroad in Athens

Athens, the capital and largest city in Greece, is home to over 3.2 million people in its metropolitan area. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Athens offers American college students an unparalleled study abroad experience with its rich history, ancient landmarks, and vibrant culture.

With a wealth of historical and cultural attractions, Athens is a treasure trove for students interested in archaeology, history, and the arts. The iconic Acropolis, home to the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, is a must-visit destination. The National Archaeological Museum houses a vast collection of artifacts, showcasing Greece's rich history, while the Acropolis Museum focuses on the archaeological findings from the Acropolis site.

The city's neighborhoods, such as Plaka, Monastiraki, and Kolonaki, offer opportunities for leisurely strolls, people-watching, and sampling local cuisine at nearby tavernas and cafes. Athens' vibrant street art scene, bustling markets, and lively nightlife cater to a wide variety of interests, making it appealing for young adults.

Athens is generally considered a safe city for students, but it is still important to take common-sense precautions, such as being aware of your surroundings and not walking alone late at night. The cost of living in Athens can be more affordable than in other major European capitals, but students should still budget accordingly and take advantage of student discounts on attractions, transportation, and food. Athens has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trams, and the Metro (subway), making it easy to navigate the city.

Below you will find our list of Study Abroad and Internship programs in Athens, Greece. It is an index to international education in Athens listing university-level study abroad, internships, and volunteer programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores, and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad with the hope that you will find a program that is right for you.

You can also see other study abroad programs in Greece or use our advanced study abroad program search

To learn more about Athens, Visit Athens official visitors guide .

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Study Abroad Reviews for WSU Faculty-Led Greece: Murrow Global Expedition "Epic Storytelling in Greece"
WSU Faculty-Led Greece: Murrow Global Expedition "Epic Storytelling in Greece"

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is extending its footprint of global cultural learning and giving communication students a chance to gain valuable internatio...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Northern State University: Greece Then and Now, hosted by CEPA
Northern State University: Greece Then and Now, hosted by CEPA

During the program student gained an awareness of Greek civilization and multiple connections between the culture, art, philosophy, and landscape of Greece by exploring th...

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Study Abroad Reviews for WMU: Western Roots of Interior Design-Greek Influence (Short-Term faculty-led)
WMU: Western Roots of Interior Design-Greek Influence (Short-Term faculty-led)

Greece is a country of unique beauty and history. Ancient Greek builders have left remnants of their architecture and design scattered throughout the region that attest to...

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Study Abroad Reviews for American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Summer Programs in Greece
American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Summer Programs in Greece

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens offers graduate students an unparalleled immersion into the sites and monuments of Greek civilization. The School also a...

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Study Abroad Reviews for American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Academic Year Program in Greece
American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Academic Year Program in Greece

The Regular Member program runs the full academic year, from early September to early June. It is an integrated participatory program offering advanced graduate students, ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for George Mason University: Monumental Politics in Athens & Rome
George Mason University: Monumental Politics in Athens & Rome

When people fight over the ‘sacred ground’ of the 9/11 memorial, grieve for people who resisted economic austerity, or regulate the size and design of funerary memorials, ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for ISA Study Abroad in Athens, Greece
ISA Study Abroad in Athens, Greece

As the "birthplace of democracy," students can walk in the same footsteps of the world's greatest philosophers like Plato and Aristotle. With a recorded history of over 3,...

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Study Abroad Reviews for The Citadel: Global Scholars in Athens, Greece
The Citadel: Global Scholars in Athens, Greece

On the Global Scholars Program in Greece, students will take classes at the American College of Greece, located in Athens, and originally founded in 1875 Smyrna, Deree – T...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Study Abroad in Greece (SAiG):  2-week Summer Study Abroad Programs in Greece
Study Abroad in Greece (SAiG): 2-week Summer Study Abroad Programs in Greece
Athens, Greece: Crete, Greece: Paros Island, Greece plus 2 other locations

Study Abroad in Greece (SAiG) offers faculty-led, short-term mobility and summer school programs to international students interested in gaining once-in-a-lifetime experie...

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Study Abroad Reviews for MEI High School Study Abroad: Ancient World Odyssey
MEI High School Study Abroad: Ancient World Odyssey
Athens, Greece: Pompeii, Italy: Rome, Italy plus 1 other location

From the heart of the Roman republic to the soul of Greek democracy, this program offers you an unforgettable odyssey. Homer, Virgil, Cicero and Plato will be our guides a...

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Study Abroad Reviews for University of South Dakota: USD FLP Greece - Isles of Greece!
University of South Dakota: USD FLP Greece - Isles of Greece!

The Isles of Greece! will introduce you to a variety of aspects of life in Greece over the five millennia from the Bronze Age to our own time. Topics include history, lite...

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Study Abroad Reviews for Cerca Abroad: Greece - Social Work Internship
Cerca Abroad: Greece - Social Work Internship

This is an in-country hands-on & observation program with provided shared housing and local team support.  Although Greece is a developed country and part of the Europ...

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