Study Abroad at the Arcadia Center in Athens, Greece

"I am extremely thankful to have you as an affiliation and contact for my research; and I wouldn't have been able to be so productive during my time here without your help. Spending the semester and summer abroad absolutely changed my life, and especially the direction of my academic interests."

- Destini Price, student at Hollins University who studied in Greece with Arcadia.
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  • Study abroad at the Arcadia Center in Athens, Greece provides an environment that will enable you to learn about Greece – its language, history and culture.

  • You will experience field study excursions to off-the-beaten track areas of Greece.

  • Enjoy small classes, close contact with professors and accommodations in a Greek neighborhood.

  • Discover the issues and concerns that are shaping Greece today.

  • Summer programs also available.


The Arcadia Center offers a wide variety of courses that delve into Greek history, politics and culture throughout the ages. In Athens, learning isn't just about sitting in the classroom. It's about gaining hands-on experience. All courses except the Greek Key and the Semester Internship incorporate field-study excursions to sites of historical and cultural importance, so you'll be able to see first-hand the landmarks and places that have inspired and influenced the people and events you'll study. Our cornerstone course, the Greek Key was designed to aid students in the cross-cultural learning process and involves students in Greek community life. You do not need to speak Greek to enroll in the program at the Arcadia Center. All courses, with the exception of the Greek language courses (mandatory for all students), are taught in English.

Special Internship Opportunity
Students combine a placement experience with a related course and write a 5,000 to 7,500-word capstone project for 4 credits. For more information on this exciting new opportunity, please visit this page.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall and spring semester: 18 credits.
  • Academic year: 35 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation, and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 1
  • Summer: March 31
  • Academic year: April 20