We offer several kinds of Study Abroad programs:
In this flexibly structured program, students take courses at our Athens campus that are taught by faculty from their home universities. In addition, they may take one or more credit- or non-credit Hellenic American University courses or participate in site visits. The courses usually include the introduction to Greek history and culture, “Athens across the Ages” or one of the On-Site study-and-travel seminars. The dates of the Hellenic American University courses are set to accommodate the home university’s teaching schedule.
These programs are often held in intersessions, over Spring Break or in the summer, but some universities have designed semester-long programs with us.
Custom-Designed Faculty-Led Programs
We can design customized programs to meet specific learning outcomes, content requirements and curricular needs. We help faculty map courses between the two institutions to ensure a close fit with the learning outcomes of the group’s program. We can also schedule a special section of a Hellenic American University course that would otherwise not be offered during the students’ stay in Greece.
A Semester at Hellenic American University
In this program, we work with individual students put together with the approval of their faculty advisor their own full semester of courses. These include courses from the Hellenic American University’s General Education and degree program offerings and, or travel seminars held before or after the semester classes.
We offer our Advanced Diploma in TESOL as an intensive two-month summer program in Athens. The program can be done regardless of major, since no previous knowledge of TESOL or linguistics is assumed. The program comprises five 3-credit courses, one of which is a supervised teaching practicum in a real classroom setting.
International Athens Studio:
A Study-and-Travel Design Course for Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Students
Offered as a credit-bearing four- or six-week program during the winter and summer sessions, International Athens Studio is a richly immersive project-based studio course. It combines situational learning, studio work and travel to sites of archaeological and architectural interest in Athens and elsewhere in Greece. It will challenge participants to discover and reflect on their own preconceptions about space and to think in unfamiliar terms about the way they design.
In this program we explore ancient and modern Greek history and culture through Hellenic American University’s short-term travel study programs. These credit-bearing courses combine classroom instruction and expert-led on-site learning at some of the most fascinating cultural and archaeological sites in the country.
The courses are taught by Hellenic American University faculty and run for roughly 10 days, each offering 45 contact hours and 3 undergraduate credits. These programs are usually offered in summer, during spring break and in winter intersessions but most can be offered on demand any time during the year.