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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
Quick Facts:
Quick Facts:
Accommodation: Student Residence GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English On-Site Staff: Academic Coordinator
Click here for a definition of this term BC Program Type: BC Program Program Manager: Christina Hatzipetros
Program Description:

The University

Students interested in studying abroad in Greece are able to live in Athens and study at the American College of Greece. ACG was founded in 1875 and it is the oldest American-accredited college in Europe and the largest private college in Greece. The Aghia Paraskevi campus is located in the western mountain range of Mt. Hymettus, about 6 miles from the center of Athens and was also home to the US Olympic Committee High Performance Training Center for the 2004 Olympics.

Comprised of more than 2,800 students from 67 countries, ACG'a student body is highly diverse. The city of Athens is home to 4.5 million people and offers a unique blend of modern and ancient history, as well as a multitude of activities. Click here to take a virtual tour of the ACG campus.

American College of Greece

The Program

The Boston College program at the American College of Greece is a great opportunity to immerse into student life in Greece. BC students may choose courses from a wide range of academic subjects taught in English.

On-site staff
University Address:

6, Gravias Street GR-153
42 Aghia Parskevi Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 600 9800
 

Academics & Support

Course information for the American College of Greece is available here. In the course selection process, students complete a course registration form with approval from their OIP Advisor to be registered for courses. Course syllabuses can be found here
American College of Greece

Dates

  • Fall term: Starts in early September and ends in mid-December.
  • Spring term: Starts in mid-January and ends early May.

Click here for the current academic calendar.

Accommodations

Students are required to live in Deree’s residence complex, a short walk from campus. Standard accommodations consist of double occupancy rooms in a furnished apartment with fully equipped kitchen, A/C, full bath and common area including balcony. Students have the option to request a single room (higher rates apply), based on availability. Amenities include laundry, fitness area, study room and a residence lounge where students can socialize.  More information on housing can be found here. 

Meals at the residence complex are self-catered. A grocery store is conveniently located down the street from the residence hall. Close to Deree is a fresh farmer’s market and many shops and businesses. Students also have the option to sign up for a meal plan on campus.

American College of Greece

Cultural Activities

The university has a large selection of student clubs, academic, cultural, athletic, and artistic organizations that BC students are strongly encouraged to participate in, to further engage with Greek culture and life. For more information about student clubs, click here.

Athens is a city filled with rich history and the arts, also famous for its culinary and cultural events. It is a modern metropolis that blends with its ancient past. Students can explore the hometown of democracy by visiting the Acropolis, museums, book shops in the agora, and city markets. Visits to historical and cultural sites are scheduled throughout the academic year by the Office of Residential and International Student Services and the Outdoor Recreation Office. Students have the option to sign up for events and activities throughout the semester. Some examples of campus events include The Neighborhood Tour, walking tours to downtown Athens, garden movie nights, Greek cooking and Greek dancing workshops.


Getting around

The Office of Residential and International Student Services assists study abroad students with airport pick-up and provides support with travel within Greece. BC students are encouraged to use ACG's airport transfer service to campus upon arrival. Public transportation is convenient for getting around the city.