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  • Country: Greece
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Live and study surrounded by the sights of ancient and modern Greece in Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Experience the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Wander through the bustling city streets and discover hidden treasures on almost every corner. Explore the traffic-free streets of the Plaka— known for its flea markets, lively tavernas and shops. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate and savor the fresh local cuisine. Shop for fruit and vegetables in the weekly outdoor neighborhood farmers’ market. Go everywhere in the city on the new underground metro, where each stop is a museum featuring archeological discoveries uncovered during construction. Travel by ferry to the nearby islands of Aegina, Poros and Spetses, or go further to Mykonos, Paros and Santorini. Immerse yourself in the relaxed pace of this lively city on the Aegean Sea. Live in apartments five minutes walk from your classrooms, and 15 minutes from the shopping area of the center city.

Courses take place at the Athens Centre’s neoclassical facility in the central Athens area of Mets. The centre is surrounded by a courtyard of greenery, statues, clay pots and ancient pieces of marble. Additional buildings include a computer center and residence and lecture halls. The capital city of Athens is a lively cosmopolitan metropolis, central to economic, financial, political and cultural life in Greece. Discover the unique combination of ancient civilization and contemporary life that makes Athens an experience rich in history and contrast.


Fall Semester, Spring Semester Humanities

This program has a solid focus on the humanities, allowing you to study in the center of where it all began. Language skills can also be developed through the study of Modern Greek.

Revolutions of the Mind: Greek Culture from the Classical Age to Christianity

Summer Revolutions of the Mind: Greek Culture from the Classical Age to Christianity

This program will explore the cultural dimensions of ancient Greece civilization from the Classical Period through the Byzantine Age.

Greek Language

Summer Greek Language

Study Modern Greek language, offered in five levels from beginning through intermediate and advanced


Summer Poetry

This program is designed for students who want to focus on writing and appreciation of poetry in the land where western literature was born.


Summer Art

This program is designed for students who are looking for a unique and privileged artistic experience in the heart of Athens.

rosemary-donnellySITE DIRECTOR: Rosemary Donnelly

Q: Is there any food from Athens that you couldn't live without?

A: The wonderful spinach and cheese pies which only Greek bakeries make in a particularly delicious way. It would be hard to do without gyros, too— delicious!