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American College of Greece

Posted on January 4, 2013

American College of Greece


Located in Athens, the American College of Greece (ACG) was founded in 1875 and is the largest and oldest U.S. accredited college in all of Europe. Consisting of secondary, undergraduate, graduate, and graduate business programs, ACG encourages and fosters the growth of active and effective global citizenship in all of its students. The DEREE College (for undergraduate and graduate students) includes nearly 4,000 students from 55 different countries, and offers 21 majors and 32 minors in liberal arts and business administration. With a 90% Greek student body, study abroad participants experience a high level of immersion in Greek culture on campus as well as off.


ACG is located in the city of Athens, capital of Greece, and the birthplace of democracy. Athens is home to over 4.5 million citizens and offers a wide array of activities ranging from historical and cultural tourism to natural and adventure sightseeing and is also well renowned for its thriving nightlife. The ACG campus and student housing is located in Aghia Paraskevi, a northeastern suburb of the city that is known for its many trees and its proximity to Mount Hymettus.


Academic Year, Fall, or Spring semesters

Program Dates

Fall Semester: Early September to mid-December

Spring Semester: Early January to early May

Academic year: Early September to early May

ACG also provides two month-long summer programs. These programs are separate from semester and AY study abroad sessions, costs of which are not covered by Wheaton.

2 summer sessions: (mid-May to mid-June OR end of June to end of July)

Courses & Credit

3 credit hours at ACG are equal to .8 credit hours at Wheaton students enroll in 15 credit hours at ACG per semester (equivalent to 4 Wheaton credits). All courses are taught in English.

Admission Requirements

Juniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 prior to departure

Summer programs are open to students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (Freshman-Senior Year status)

No previous Greek or foreign language study required.

Housing & Board

Students are provided housing a short 2 blocks from campus in the suburban neighborhood of Aghia Paraskevi, within walking distance of public transportation and local shops. Basic student housing includes a double/shared bedroom with kitchen access, as well as free internet, gym, and laundry. The building was constructed to house US athletes for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Apartments with private rooms are limited, but may be available to students willing to pay an extra fee.


Wheaton Tuition and housing

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for a $500 study abroad administrative fee, passport and visa fees, supplemental insurance, and personal expenses.


Materials are available in the Center for Global Education.


Contact Elita Pastra-Landis (pastra-landis_elita@wheatoncollege.edu) with questions regarding ACG and/or Dean Young at the Center for Global Education for program and application details.

Program details are subject to change at the discretion of Wheaton Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

-          Accounting and Finance
-          Anthropology
-          Archaeology
-          Art History
-          Business Studies
-          Classics
-          Communication
-          Computer Information Systems
-          Dance
-          Economics
-          English
-          Environmental Studies
-          History
-          International Business and European Affairs (IBEA)
-          Modern Languages
-          Music
-          Philosophy
-          Political Science
-          Psychology
-          Sociology
-          Theater Arts
-          Visual Arts


For a complete list of courses, visit the ACG website.

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