American College of Greece
Fall/Spring Semester Exchange Program
Athens is the city with the most celebrated history in the world, a city worshipped by the ancients and today, teeming with the energy and dynamism of a city and country in transition. This captivating capital of 4.5 million people is where democracy was born. Today, Athens is a sprawling, modern metropolis that blends the ancient with the modern. Whether you are drawn to explore the Acropolis and its world-class museum, browse book stalls in the Agora and city center markets, or jettison off to one of hundreds of fabled Greek islands from one of the city’s vibrant ports, 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! More than any other European capital, Athens is also famous for its nightlife, as well as its culinary and cultural programs. Join us and learn where learning began!
American College of Greece (ACG) is the oldest American-accredited college in Europe and the largest private college in Greece. The main campus by the name of Deree
is located on 64 acres in the stunning Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi. ACG is an independent, not for profit, nonsectarian, co-educational academic institution. is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world. ACG offers courses in the American-academic style, with a student body of approximately 2,800. Each semester, the campus hosts around 450 study abroad students from the United States as well as its degree-seeking students from all over the world.
Fall semesters at ACG begin in early September and run until mid December. Spring semesters begin mid January and conclude in mid May. You may view the academic calendar by clicking here
to learn more about why you should study abroad at ACG!
View the Pre-Approved ACG Course Equivalencies
to identify how courses at ACG will transfer to USD. NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
***NOTE: Courses are still being reviewed for approval by USD faculty. If you are interested in a particular course, please email your study abroad advisor.***
Learn which courses at ACG are offered during your intended term abroad by visiting ACG's Upcoming Course Schedules
Students can take courses offered in both Greek and English. Students have the option of taking a Greek language course during their semester abroad at American College of Greece. Although a language course is not required, it is strongly encouraged students consider taking an Greek language course during their time in Athens to enhance their assimilation to Greek life.
Many courses have been reviewed to transfer back to USD so be sure to review the pre-approved courses listing above in tandem with the courses during your anticipated term abroad. If there is a course you are interested in not listed on the pre-approved list, please contact Alana Franklin.
Study abroad students live in Deree’s spacious residence complex a short walk from campus. Standard accommodations are based on two students sharing a bedroom in a furnished apartment. Meals are self-catered. A grocery store is conveniently located just down the block. Students can choose upgrades such as a single bedroom or a superior single bedroom.
USD students will be billed the cost of USD tuition for their term abroad via their USD Student Account. Please see Program Cost above to review details of fees associated with this program.
Supplemental Course Fees: Students will be responsible for paying any/all supplemental course fees charged by American College of Greece. This includes but is not limited to art studio fees, lab fees, etc. This will be billed via USD Student Accounts and should be paid directly to USD.
A passport valid through 6 months past the program end date is required for all study abroad programs. Upon formal acceptance to participate in the program, students will need to apply for a Greek student visa. The study abroad advisor will review this process with all admitted students during the pre-departure orientation. The Greek student visa application is a lengthy process which requires that students be without their passports for quite some time. As such, students are highly discouraged from making any international travel plans within 90 days of the start date of their program.