Fascinating 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.  Become an active participant in the Greek community and learn about this complex country through experience - from its prominent international position at the forefront of global issues such as migration and economic change, to its rich cultural and historic contributions to society.

Experience life as a Greek - new perspectives, cultural insight, community life, the realities of migration, local and global economic debate and of course, survival Greek language. 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 liberal arts offerings such as art history, modern political economy, journalism, literature and history. Students interested in Classics often pursue the archaeology, philosophy, and Ancient Greek course options. 

We also offer many local volunteering and service learning opportunities if you'd like to get practically involved with the local community. For an internship option, check out the Athens Internship Program.

Class encourages me to reflect on my often difficult but always rewarding experience at Caritas. The research portion pushes me to scrutinize the reality of the refugee situation in Greece. This academic understanding enriches my hands-on experience immeasurably. ”

Jonathan Rooke

Fordham 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.

  • You may also choose to complete an independent study project in place of one elective. This may be in a STEM field such as forensic anthropology and soil science, or in the humanities or social sciences. Note: GPA for consideration if taking a STEM project elective is 2.5.

  • 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.

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

  • Learn more about the Arcadia Athens Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2019 1/27/2019 5/17/2019 13-16 $18,500 10/15/2018 More Info
Fall 2019 9/1/2019 12/20/2019 13-16 $18,500 4/20/2019 More Info
Academic Year 2019 9/1/2019 5/15/2020 26-32 $31,250 4/20/2019 More Info
Spring 2020 1/26/2020 5/15/2020 TBA TBA 10/15/2019  

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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Large City


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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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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