Courses, excursions and internships under blue skies

Studying or interning in Greece is full of the unexpected. You'll thrive under the bright blue skies and endless coastline while getting to know a vibrant, modern city, framed by sun-drenched ancient monuments that cradled early civilization. Arcadia in Greece helps you become an active participant in the local 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.

You’ll enjoy mixing academic learning with experiential learning in the streets and neighborhoods of Athens, with fascinating courses (including survival Greek language), exciting excursions and community-based activities. You can even gain work experience during your time abroad by adding an Internship to your program. See examples of placement options here

You'll select one Cornerstone Course out of two options: 

  • The Greek Key: Combine 5 weeks of Greek language learning with faculty walks of Athenian neighborhoods that utilize the city as your classroom, studying both the visible and invisible culture of Athens.
  • Work in Thought & Action - Cornerstone Course for Internship Students: Work at an Internship Placement for 6-8 hours per week, enjoy seminars to discuss and reflect on work experiences and complete an academic term project based on independent research and workplace experience.

You are free to choose your additional courses from our varied liberal arts offerings such as art history, modern political economy, journalism, literature and history.

  • Arcadia in Greece has many courses which include the 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.
  • Students interested in Classics often pursue archaeology, philosophy, and Ancient Greek course options.
  • All courses, with the exception of the Greek language courses, are taught in English.

We also offer many local volunteering and service learning opportunities if you'd like to get practically involved with the local community.


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.

  • You may also choose to complete an independent study project in place of one elective.

  • Learn more about the Arcadia Athens Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
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 2021 1/6/2021 4/24/2021 13-16 $18,500 10/15/2020 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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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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