Study Abroad: Practical Details

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.

Language of Instruction

Our courses are offered in a semester and session basis. To check the available courses for the upcoming semesters/ sessions, click here.

Accommodations and Meals
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For study abroad groups the University can arrange moderately priced, wifi-equipped accommodations at a number of smaller boutique-style hotels or apartments with which it regularly cooperates. University housing is also available for students desiring such accommodations. The Café on the 2nd floor of the Massalias 22 building is temporarily closed. However, Hellenic American College is well served by a large number of cafés, bakeries, bistros, and take-away/fast-food establishments in the immediate area, as well as by restaurants in all price ranges.

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.

Student Services and Activities

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. Also, all or study abroad students may use the services of our Counseling Center, Writing Center, and the ACES

Learning Environment and Student Activities

Take a look at where you’ll be studying in Athens in this brief video overview of our facilities and Study Abroad programs.


Images: 1. Study abroad apartment - Living room, 2. Study abroad apartment - Balcony view, 3. Study abroad apartment - Living room, 4. Study abroad apartment - Kitchen

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