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American College of Greece (Exchange)
Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
|Host University Website:||Click to visit|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2016||10/15/2015 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Sophomore||Housing Options:||Apartments|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Internships Available:||No|
|Faculty Led:||No||Exchange Program:||Yes|
At The American College of Greece, students have the opportunity to develop their minds, body and spirit through involvement in student organizations, academic societies, athletics, lectures and concerts.
The American College of Greece is the largest, oldest American-sponsored college in Europe. Since ACG offers 21 majors, 21 minors, and over 1,000 courses each year, you will have plenty of courses to choose from in business, humanities, social sciences, communication and more! Regardless of your major, you will find a rich selection of courses that will keep you on track toward your graduation at UW-Stout.
ACG is the only institution in Athens accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Brown.
ACG's Study Abroad Office is dedicated to providing personal commitment and attention to detail that will make your semester abroad a truly special experience.
Location: Athens, Greece
As one of the great capitals of Europe, Athens is an ideal place to be a study abroad student. The city's vibrant cultural scene includes museums, theaters, sports, concerts and restaurants, all easily accessible through a safe, convenient public transportation system.
Students should work with their academic advisor or program director to choose classes for their semester at American College of Greece. While students will only take a typical course load of 4 or 5 classes, students are encouraged to obtain equivalencies for more classes so that there is flexibility for adding, dropping, or switching classes once in Greece.
Study abroad students take courses at the Aghia Paraskevi campus. Courses and descriptions can be located here. To see which courses are offered each semester you should check out the course schedule.
Accommodation: Study abroad students live in ACG's modern, beautiful residence complex two blocks away from campus. ACG offers one, two and three bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens, full bathroom(s), and huge balconies. The standard bedrooms have two single beds, side tables, and lots of closet space for suitcases and clothes. Kitchens are fully equipped with dishes, pots and pans, and silverware. Students will be responsible for purchasing and cooking daily meals.
The study abroad program fee includes a double bedroom shared with another student. However, you can choose to upgrade to a private bedroom within a shared apartment or private studio apartment for an additional fee.
Both wired and wireless internet access is available in student housing - free of charge. In addition ACG offers a well-equipped gym in the residence building with machines and free weights. Complementary laundry facilities are also available in the residence building.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport to study in Greece. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity - your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students will need to have a visa to study in Greece if they will be there longer than 90 days. Students will also need to obtain a residency permit within 30 days of arrival. In order to obtain a visa for Greece a personal appearance is required at the consulate in Chicago. The American College of Greece and the UW-Stout Office of International education will assist students with this process. More information on student visas for Greece can be found here. If you are not a U.S. passport holder this process may be different for you, please contact ACG or the International Office for details.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Greece. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling to Europe before and/or after the program.
Information taken from the American College of Greece website.To learn more, visit the website.
Click below to see a breakdown of the estimated program costs:
- Fall Semester
- Spring Semester
- Summer Session
Students who are eligible for financial aid may use applicable grants, scholarships and loans to pay for study abroad programs at UW-Stout. Participants should apply for aid in the same manner as a typical semester on campus then provide your financial aid counselor with the estimated costs from the link above. Every student’s financial situation is different, meet with your financial aid counselor to discuss your options today!
Financial Aid Office
210 Bowman Hall