Spend a semester or academic year in the stunning and modern city of Athens, Greece, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at DEREE – The American College of Greece. Located on a beautiful, wooded hillside in the attractive suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, the campus is home to a student population of over 2,500. Over 85% of the student body year round is Greek, so AIFS students have plenty of opportunities to make local friends.
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||Rec. Semester Credits
| Fall, Spring or
| Open to Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum of 2.5 GPA
|| From 12 to 15
Where You'll Study
DEREE – The American College of Greece, founded in 1875, is the oldest and largest independent, American-sponsored college or university in Europe. With a student population of over 2,900 and offering over 1,000 courses each year, it is the only institution in Athens with American accreditation. Located on a beautiful, wooded hillside in the attractive suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, the college's tree-lined campus offers an ideal setting to study in Greece, with modern classrooms, an impressive library and Olympic-standard athletic facilities. Over 85% of the student body is Greek, giving AIFS students ample opportunity to make local friends.
What Makes AIFS Abroad different?
Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants' time abroad. We utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.
Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)
As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
AIDE General Social Identity Resources
We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the
Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE.)
Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral we include
carbon offsets for all participant's return flights, environmental
education connecting students on the ground to environmental
projects, and making our own business practices more
- Pre-departure advising
- Onsite Resident Director
- Cultural & Social
- Excursions & day trips
- Carbon offsets
- and more
EXCURSIONS COULD INCLUDE
- Ancient Delphi and the Sanctuary of Apollo
- Greek Islands (Hydra, Spetses, or Aegina)
- Nafplio and Palamidi Castle
- and more.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Group flight package
- Airport transfer
- Additional excursions
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.
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