Raubern Totanes, a student at Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York, has created a video sharing some of the experience of studying and traveling in Greece. Raubern was among 11 CUNY students who took part in a Study Abroad program at Hellenic American College in January 2015.
Study abroad programs are usually developed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Special programs for freshmen and graduate students are possible in partnership with the students’ home university.
Language of Instruction
All courses are conducted in English.
Accommodations and Meals
For study abroad groups the University can arrange moderately priced, wifi-equipped accommodations at a number of smaller boutique-style hotels with which it regularly cooperates. University housing is also available for students desiring such accommodations. Meals are available at the café-restaurant that is located on campus.
Tuition and Fees
Fees depend on the number and type of courses (on or off campus, credit-bearing or non-credit), the duration of studies and (for students participating in one of our travel study programs), the number of participants. Fees typically include tuition, housing, airport transportation, travel within Greece, and entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites. Various meal plans are available. Details and fees are worked out with the partner university well in advance of the planned study abroad trip, and with every effort taken to keep the program as affordable as possible.
A visa is not required for U.S. citizens staying in Greece for less than three months’ time. For programs lasting longer than 3 months, the University will help students acquire the necessary documents to stay in the country for the duration of the program.
Health Services and Insurance
The University can assist students with referrals to local English-speaking doctors if needed. The University is located two blocks from a private hospital that provides full outpatient services as well as emergency care. American students are urged to check with their health insurance provider in the United States to ensure that they have adequate coverage during their stay in Greece.
Academic and University Services
All study-abroad students participate in an orientation session offered by the Office of Student Affairs. The session provides basic information on Athens and the University, including the library and other learning resources.
Study-abroad students who will be with us for a semester or longer are each assigned a faculty advisor who helps them put together a program that best suits their needs. The advisors also serve as academic mentors throughout the students’ stay.