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AIFS: Athens, Greece (Third Party)

The Program
Athens is the city with the most celebrated history in the world, a city worshiped by the ancient gods, a thrilling city. The captivating capital of Greece, with a population 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, it 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 day trips to nearby islands and quaint towns – you can do it all here!

The Academics
You will earn up to 15 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program.
The American College of Greece, Deree, founded in 1875, is the oldest and largest independent, American-sponsored college or university in Europe, offering 21 majors, 32 minors and over 1,000 courses each year. Courses are taught in English. It is the only institution in Athens with American accreditation (N.E. Association of Schools and Colleges).
Located on a beautiful, wooded hillside in the attractive suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, the College’s picturesque campus offers an ideal backdrop to study in Athens, with modern classrooms, an extensive and impressive library and Olympic-quality athletic facilities. The College was chosen as the official training site for the 2004 U.S. Olympic team. Over 85% of the student body year round is Greek. AIFS students have ample opportunity to make local friends.
For a list of courses offered, click here.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.


This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.
General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.
 Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.


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CAMS 1193 Foreign Study AT 2005 Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece 3 6/30/2020
CAMS 1193 Foreign Study AH2122 Topography & Monuments of Ancient Athens 3 12/31/2019
CLCS 3207 Introduction to Film Studies and TV 3327 A Introduction to Film and Television Studies 3 6/30/2020
ECON 2101 Economic History of Europe EC2011 Economic History of Europe 3 6/30/2020
ECON 2411 Money and Banking EC2240 Money and Banking 3 6/30/2020
HIST 2993 Foreign Study HY2061 Modern Greece: A Troubled History 3 6/30/2020
MGRK 1101 Elementary Modern Greek I GR 1000 Modern Greek I 3 6/30/2020
SOCI 1001 Introduction to Sociology 1000 D Introduction to Sociology 3 6/30/2020
SOCI 2301  Criminology SO 2032 Criminology 3 6/30/2020

The Experience
You will live in ACG’s residence complex, two blocks from the College, which was built to house the 2004 U.S. Olympic team. Students live in apartments of two or three bedrooms, in double rooms, with a fully furnished kitchen and bathroom. Free Internet and Wi-Fi is available in each apartment. There is a fitness center and laundry in the basement.
AIFS students can participate in a variety of extracurricular activities offered by the program and join clubs and societies which bring further opportunity for friendship and cultural exchange. To give you a wide-ranging introduction to Greek life and culture, the College and AIFS Resident Director will organize activities both on campus and in Athens and the surrounding area, such as visits to The Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus, and Plaka, Greek dancing and cooking.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Humanities
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5