Exciting city with ancient and modern intrigue

Spend your summer learning on the streets of Athens and its curious neighborhoods. Discover the city’s rich heritage from the ancient to the modern through music, Athenian street life, fascinating traditions and stunning scenery. Where else will you watch Homer’s rosy-fingered dawn slowly turn the acropolis pink? 

Whether you are chasing a news story or exploring iconic historical and cultural sites, your focus will be on learning outside the classroom. Take a class at the Acropolis; watch a rally in front of the Hellenic Parliament; visit the Panhellenic sanctuary at Olympia or a documentary film lab in Athens; enjoy an outdoor music performance at the Roman Odeion or explore a 19th-century villa on a picturesque island. The warm waters of the Mediterranean are a short tram ride away and the justifiably famous islands are easily accessible from Athens’ ferry ports.

Session II

  • Picturing Athens: Introduction to Photography – Use the photographic lens to create and curate your own stories of Athens. Classroom sessions on photographic theory and art history are complemented by gallery and museum visits and on-site classes. There are no camera requirements beyond a smartphone; no prior photography experience is required. The course culminates in an exhibit at the Athens Center, enabling you to showcase your work.
Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2021 TBA TBA TBA TBA 3/31/2021  

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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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. 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.


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