Boost your resume with experience working and studying in Athens

Eager to gain skills and experience of the world of work while abroad? The Athens Internship could be perfect for you. You’ll spend six hours a week in your placement and enjoy seminar sessions designed to give time to discuss and reflect on your experience and how to adapt that experience in the future. You’ll also create a term project and spend time getting to know this magnetic country, its people and its unrivaled culture and heritage.

You will take the Internship Cornerstone course, Work in Thought and Action, or for economic internship placements, Economic Work in thought and Action, along with courses through the Arcadia in Greece program. This includes liberal arts electives from a range of subjects, such as Greek history, archaeology, philosophy, photography, political science and the economic crisis.

Our diverse list of placement options include: International Alliance of Women; Munting Nayon Cultural School; Athens Insider Magazine; Doctors of the World; Caritas-Hellas (NGO); Library and Archives of the British School; The Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece; The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece; Institute of Economic Relations. Please see descriptions below:


I was able to talk to my co-workers and find out things about their culture and views that was so insightful and made my study abroad experience that much better and more complete. ”

Mate Aguirre

University of Denver Student, Arcadia in Greece

  • International Alliance of Women (IAW) – Placement in the office of Joanna Manganara, former Minister-Counselor for human rights at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the current President of IAW, an international NGO comprising 41 member organizations involved in the promotion of women’s human rights globally.

  • Munting Nayon Cultural School – This day care school provides early childhood education to preschool children from a variety of migrant nationalities, helping them to integrate into Greek society. You'll assist staff, and teach English to the children.

  • Athens Insider Magazine – The only English language lifestyle magazine published monthly in Athens. The magazine caters to the international community and business and leisure travelers in and around Greece.

  • Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde is an international medical humanitarian non-governmental organization that provides emergency medical care to victims of natural disasters, war and conflicts. In Athens, the Greek branch of Médecins du Monde, Γιατροί του Κόσμου, run a polyclinic and a center for refugees.
  • Caritas-Hellas (NGO) – An international non-governmental service organization of the Catholic Church with branches in more than 100 countries worldwide. Caritas-Hellas offers social and legal support, and distributes clothing to those in need as well as offering classes in English as a second language.
  • Library and Archives of the British School – The Penrose Library supports research on Greece from antiquity to the modern period. Its Archive preserves material from archaeological excavations conducted by the British School in Greece, the Pendlebury collection and the Weir, Schultz, Barnsley Collection of glass plate and silver nitrate photographs of drawings and images of Byzantine churches, many of which no longer exist.
  • The Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece – More than 300 children and adults with special needs have taken part in the programs offered at the Therapeutic Riding Center which include horseback riding as a sport, training in therapeutic horseback riding and general skills in horsemanship including jumping and dressage.
  • The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece – Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, has been to protect the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and its habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, raising public awareness and rehabilitating injured turtles.
  • Institute of Economic Relations – This organization conducts research on the most significant contemporary issues in international economy paying special attention to the international economic relations of Greece.
  • 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 TBA TBA 4/20/2019  
Spring 2020 1/26/2020 5/15/2020 13-16 $18,500 10/15/2019 More Info
Academic Year 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA 4/20/2020  
Fall 2020 9/6/2020 12/18/2020 TBA TBA 4/20/2020  

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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