Arcadia: Athens - Arcadia in Greece
This program will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and experience the full mosaic of Greek culture. Become an active participant in the Greek community and learn about this complex country through experience - from its prominent int... read more
I learned that I can be independent and it is okay to go out and do something that makes you nervous. Everything I did was worthwhile. Taylor Gardner - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Gained a new perspective of the world Michael D - Middlebury College View Entire Review
The experience was definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot about Greece, but I also learned about being independent. I feel as though I gained more confidence in myself and the ability to communicate with those from another culture who may speak another language Jen W - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Of course it was worthwhile. I grew so much and learned a lot about myself. I learned innumerable lessons--too many to write. Annie B - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and about being independent. I now know that I can go and live anywhere if I wanted to. Everyday was a new day, there were struggles and highs, but it was always worth it. My roommates totally made my experience. I got super into cooking too, which was something for me to do while abroad and which ... Jennifer F - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Most definitely. I traveled, went to tons of museums, met Greeks, ate a lot of great food, cooked a lot of great food. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if I could. I learned that I am capable of just about anything and adjusting to anything, as well. Emily B - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile to be so immersed in one culture for a longer period of time. The experience made me more open as a person, and I now feel connected to a culture on the other side of the world, which I feel is valuable. Abby W - Drake University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile and made me more independent. A student - Northwestern University View Entire Review
I learned to adapt and interact with the Athenian culture. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
absolutely. It was a terrific opportunity to learn both ancient history and modern social and economic problems A R - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
ABSOLUTELY! Kristina K - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Loved it! When else do you get a chance to live somewhere this long? I am obsessed with Greece. Cassandra E - Austin College View Entire Review
It was worth everything. I learned so much from when I went but its one of those things that cannot be described because it is what you make of it. No one person can have the same type of experience I had. Margaret Brooke B - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
This program will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and experience the full mosaic of Greek culture. Become an active participant in the Greek community and learn about this complex country through experience - from its prominent international position at the forefront of global issues such as migration and economic change, to its rich cultural and historic contributions to society.
Experience life as a Greek - new perspectives, cultural insight, community life, the realities of migration, local and global economic debate and of course, survival Greek language. You’ll enjoy mixing academic learning with experiential learning in the streets and neighborhoods of Athens. You are free to choose your four additional courses from our varied liberal arts offerings such as art history, modern political economy, journalism, literature and history. Students interested in Classics often pursue the archaeology, philosophy, and Ancient Greek course options.
We also offer many local volunteering and service learning opportunities if you'd like to get practically involved with the local community. For an internship option, check out the Athens Internship Program.
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:
- Athens Excursion to the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
- Olive Harvest
- Olympiacos match
- Cooking Lessons
- and more...
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide
Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- English Language and Literature
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
- Ancient/Classical Greek Language, Literature
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- Creative Writing
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Modern Greek Language, Literature
- Political Science and Government
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The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.