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    Greece: American College of Greece

  • Oceanview in Greece

    Greece: American College of Greece

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    Greece: American College of Greece

Introduction

The American College of Greece (ACG) is located in one of the world’s most renowned and safe cities. Its idyllic campus is the springboard for exploring Athens and the nearby Greek islands. ACG is the largest American college or university in Europe and a truly international learning community. Students in virtually any academic major can find courses to apply towards graduation in their home institution. All classes at ACG are taught in English.

ACG

 

Location

The city of Athens holds some of the most celebrated history in the world. Athens is inextricably tied to Greek mythology and home to many of the world’s remaining ancient sites. This captivating capital of Greece is home to 4.5 million people and is the birthplace of democracy. Today, Athens is a sprawling metropolis blending the ancient with the modern. Whether you are drawn to exploring the Acropolis or enjoying a leisurely frappe in chic Kolonaki, Athens offers something for everyone.

Affordable and lively, Athens is a city of many facets, ideal for young people who would like to experience the broad range of activities that it has to offer. Visits to archeological sites and beaches, and day trips to nearby islands and quaint towns — you can do it all here! Athens is also famous, more than any other European capital, for its nightlife. Taverns, cafes, clubs and bars stay open late as Athenians know how to relax and have fun well into the dawn.

 

Academics

DEREE – The American College of Greece offers more than 21 majors, 32 minors, and over 1,000 courses each academic year. There are courses available in the following areas listed below.

  • Business
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Communication

UNI Students will receive their final schedule for the semester upon arrival during orientation. Students typically take 4-5 classes.


Study Abroad On-Campus Internship Program:
ACG provides the opportunity to promote cross-cultural interaction in a international academic environment. Internship positions are available with the offices of Athletics, Development and Alumni Relations, Integrated Marketing and Communications, Student Affairs, Study Abroad and International Student Services at the American College of Greece. The interns will be assigned an onsite staff supervisor to help them work on a semester long project working maximum 15 hours per week. Participants also are offered a 10-20% discount against the comprehensive study abroad fee.

Credit Equivalents/Grade Conversion

American credit and grading system. Ex. 3 credit course at ACG is equal to a 3 credit UNI course, and 90-100 is an A, etc...

As part of your program cost, ACG takes study abroad students on day trips to different destinations in Greece throughout the semester/summer.

 

 

Participant Info

As part of your program cost, ACG takes study abroad students on day trips to different destinations in Greece throughout the semester/summer.

 

 

Housing & Meals

Housing:

  • Apartment Styled Housing (Off Campus) ACG housing

The study abroad comprehensive fee includes a double bedroom shared with another student. You can choose to upgrade to a private bedroom within a shared apartment or private studio apartment for an additional fee. These rooms are limited, so to have a private bedroom or studio, please register as soon as possible.

Both wired and wireless internet access is available in student housing – free of charge. In addition, student housing has a well-equipped gym in the residence building with machines and free weights. There is also a complimentary laundry facility inside the residence.

 

Meals:

Meal plans are optional but are available to add-on prior to arriving, as well as a linen package, complete with sheets, blankets, and pillow. (Note: The approximate cost for the 10 meals per week plan is €950, while the 5 meals per week plan is €500).

Grocery stores are within walking distance of apartments. Preparing your own meals is always the cheapest option. 

Summer School

logoThe American College of Greece offers several sessions of summer school. For the summer of 2018, Summer Session I runs from May 17 - June 21. Summer Session II runs from June 28 - July 28. ACG offers a scaled back version of their course offerings during the summer sessions. Additionally, ACG offers a full summer term program which runs from May 17 - July 20. Click here for a complete list of course offerings. Note that the budget sheet reflects the cost of one session. A full Summer term (May 17 - July 28) will have a higher housing cost. 

Program Costs

Greece: American College of Greece

Estimated Program Cost:

$15,411*

* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Click Below to View Detailed Budget Sheet:

Cost of studying on-campus*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees:

$4,350

Room & Board:

$4,390

Books:

$450

Personal Expenses:

$825

Transportation:

$200


Total:

$10,216

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/costs

Dates & Deadlines

APPLY

Term: 
Summer
App Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Program Dates: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
Term: 
Fall
App Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018 to Thursday, December 20, 2018
Term: 
Spring
App Deadline: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019
Term: 
Academic Year
App Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
    • If your cumulative GPA is between 2.40 to 2.49, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (28 Gilchrist):
      • A letter of reference from your academic advisor supporting your pursuit of study abroad
      • An essay, which should explain why your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, include how your cumulative GPA is stable or improving, a detailed plan for improving your academic performance a strong academic and/or personal interest in your study abroad location and/or course, and a compelling academic rationale for studying abroad.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.