A Greek Key to unlock your study abroad outside and inside the classroom

This program will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and experience the full mosaic of Greek culture. You’ll be encouraged to become an active participant in the Greek community and to learn about Greek culture through experience. The wonders of this magnetic ancient and modern country will be yours to explore.

The core course: The Greek Key brings you along an in-depth journey into Greek language, culture and way of life and introduces you to the real Athens. 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 offerings such as art history, Greek literature, art and architecture, philosophy, Greek language, environmental policy and the economic crisis - the place of Greece in the European Union.

My experience at the DOW polyclinic was much more than just an internship. It was a completely immersive exploration of Greek society and current events. ”

Edwin Park

Northwestern University Student, Arcadia in Greece

  • Spend two days engaging in practical applications of course material through study outside of Athens for each class.

  • All courses, with the exception of the Greek language courses, are taught in English.

  • If you would like to take part in an internship in Greece, please see our Athens Internship Program.

  • Arcadia in Greece has many courses which include study of topical connections with other Southern European countries, such as: Europe's Crises: Southern Trajectories and EU Contested Futures, which involves collaborations and visits with students in Rome and Athens and possibly other centers.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2016 1/17/2016 4/15/2016 16 $15,390 10/1/2015 More Info
Fall 2016 9/11/2016 12/8/2016 14-18 $18,100 4/20/2016 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Location Type

Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Greece are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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