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Fact Sheet:
Housing Type: Residence Hall Class Status: 2. Sophmore
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Areas of Study: Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Art Therapy, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Dance, English, History, Hospitality Management, International Studies, Marketing Communication, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Sport Management, Studio Art, Theatre
Application Cancellation/Withdrawal Fee:
$50
Program Description:

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Overview

International in origin and outlook, The American College of Greece offers a distinctive academic ethos rooted in American higher education best practices and integrating American, Greek and European cultures. The College is committed to extending educational opportunities to qualified students of diverse backgrounds and to active, mutually supportive interaction with its alumni. ACG faculty, dedicated to teaching, scholarship and service, cultivate a rich intellectual campus environment, serve numerous external constituencies and contribute to their professional disciplines. Through undergraduate and graduate curricula in the liberal arts and sciences, business and selected professions, as well as through its co-curricular programs, the College enables students:

• to define and pursue their educational and professional goals,
• to develop as critical and creative thinkers and socially aware individuals, and
• to prepare for lives of reflection as well as responsible civic engagement in a complex, global world.

Location

Athens is the city with the most celebrated history in the world, a city worshipped by the ancient gods, a thrilling city. This captivating capital of Greece of 4.5 million people is where democracy was born. Today, Athens is a sprawling, modern metropolis blending the ancient with the modern. Whether you are drawn to exploring the Acropolis or enjoying a leisurely frappe in chic Kolonaki, Athens offers something for everyone. Affordable and lively, Athens is a city of many facets, ideal for young people who would like to experience the broad range of activities that it has to offer. Visits to archaeological sites and beaches, and daytrips to nearby islands and quaint towns — you can do it all here! Athens is also famous, more than any other European capital, for its nightlife. Tavernas, cafes, clubs and bars stay open late as Athenians know how to relax and have fun well into the dawn.

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Academics

The American College of Greece offers more than 1,000 courses each academic year.  New students are registered in-person by their academic advisor. For course offerings, please visit the ACG class schedule, and select the term you wish to attend from the drop down menu. Please visit ACG Course Descriptions for further detail on your courses, and course syllabi can be found here

The Fall 2017 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Arrival Date: September 11, 2017
  • Orientation: September 12, 2017
  • Classes Start: September 13, 2017
  • Classes end: December 11, 2017
  • Final Exams: December 13-20, 2017
  • Departure Date: December 21, 2017
The Spring 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
  • Arrival Date: January 11, 2018
  • Orientation: January 12, 2018
  • Classes Start: January 15, 2018
  • Mid-Term Exams: February 20 - March 6, 2018
  • Classes End: April 25, 2018
  • Final Exams: April 26 - May 4, 2018
  • Departure Date: May 5, 2018

Housing & Meals

You'll be thrilled with the student housing at ACG / DEREE.  Study abroad students live in ACG / DEREE's modern, beautiful residence complex just two blocks from the campus in the leafy suburb of Aghia Paraskevi. The one, two and three bedroom apartments have 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 equipped with dishes, pots and pans, and silverware. Free laundry facilities are provided in all residence halls. This modern building was constructed as part of the U.S. Athletic Village, and the U.S Olympic team stayed in this residence while training on campus and participating in the 2004 Olympics.  No expense was spared as every apartment has marble floors and bathrooms constructed with marble from the famous quarries of Greece.

For more on housing, visit the following link: http://www.acg.edu/admissions/study-abroad/housing-at-acg/accommodation/ .

Students are enrolled in a 5 meal plan, with meals served at the on-campus dining hall. Hours of operation is from 12 pm to 6 pm, and excludes holidays & breaks when ACG / DEREE is closed. Students can prepare breakfast, and weekend and break meals in their apartments, or venture into the city for gyros, kebabs, and more.

Rate information for housing and meals is provided on the Budget Sheets (see above). Students pay Endicott directly for EC Study Abroad room & board rates. 

Student Life

Greek Cultural Immersion: With a 90% Greek student body, you’ll enjoy a full cultural immersion experience with plenty of opportunities to make friends and learn about Greek culture, while still maintaining a closely-knit bond with DEREE's American study abroad students. 

Nafplion

Excursions Throughout Greece: You’ll visit a Greek island and other historical and adventurous sites as part of your study abroad experience at DEREE! You can experience three excursions during the fall and spring semesters. Swimming at Hydra, exploring Delphi, and wine tasting on the way to Nafplion are among some of the students' favorite destinations. 



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Student Visas

Application
All students studying abroad in Greece must obtain a student visa prior to traveling. The student visa application for Greece and the necessary requirements can be found here. Please scroll down to Visa Requirements for Studies in Greece.
 
Processing Times
Visa processing times vary by country. Though some consulates are able to provide student visas in as little as two days, others may take as long as two months. We advise all students to review the timelines of their host country, and plan accordingly. Processing times can be found on the Greek Consulate’s website.

Cost
The current cost to obtain a Greek visa is $150-200. The Greek Consulate only accepts cash or money order, so please bring cash with you. In addition, the Greek Consulate will not be able to tell you a specific cost when you make your appointment- therefore, please bring extra funds with you.

FBI Background Check
All students seeking to obtain a Greek Student Visa must also obtain an FBI Background Check. Endicott students are encouraged to call Fingerprint Innovations in Salem, MA to make an appointment to have this done; this process may take up to 5 business days, however, results are typically received within 1-2 days. The Greek Consulate will accept the electronic version of the Background Check results, which is received via email, and all appointments should be made within 60 days of your visa appointment.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 10/06/2017 ** 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.