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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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:

American College of Greece, Athens

The University

Students interested in studying abroad in Greece are able to live in Athens and study at the American College of Greece. This university 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. The location of the university means that students will be surrounded by a beautiful landscape of Athens flanked with outstanding architecture on campus. This university was also home to the US Olympic Committee High Performance Training Center for the 2004 Olympics.

More than 2,800 students from 67 countries formulate the student population at the American College of Greece. It is one of the most culturally diverse college campuses in the region. Athens, itself, is a city home to 4.5 million people. It is a unique blend of modern and ancient history. Athens is an affordable city and filled with a multitude of activities. Students from any academic major can find courses to apply towards graduation at Boston College. All classes are taught in English.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the campus.

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 curricula offered in English.

On-site staff

6, Gravias Street GR-153

42 Aghia Parskevi Athens, Greece

Phone: +30 210 600 9800

Academics & Support

Students complete the course registration form with the academic advisor and then submit the form to the Office of Admissions to be registered for courses.

A detailed syllabus is found here.

Course information for the American College of Greece is available here.
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  • 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.


Students live in Deree’s spacious residence complex which is a short walk from campus. Standard accommodations include two students sharing a bedroom in a furnished apartment. Students can choose upgrades to a single bedroom or a superior single bedroom. Rooms include a kitchenette with utensils/pots/pans, Full bathroom, a closet, A/C, and a balcony. Laundry is in each building along with a fitness area. Additionally, there is a Residence Lounge in the complex as well where students can hang out, watch movies, or dine with other students.   

Meals 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.

More information on housing can be found here.

Cultural Activities

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

The university has a diverse group of student clubs, academic, cultural, athletic, and artistic organizations that a BC student can participate in to further engage in Greek culture and life. For more information about student clubs, click here.
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The Office of Residential and International Student Services assists study abroad students airport pick-up and provides support with travel within Greece and Europe.

You can easily travel to one of the neighboring archaeological sites and beaches or do day trips to nearby beaches and quaint towns. From one of Athen’s city ports, you can travel to one of the hundreds of Greek islands.
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This program is currently not accepting applications.