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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 01-OCT-2020 10-OCT-2020 07-JAN-2021 21-APR-2021
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Year 2021-2022 01-OCT-2021 10-OCT-2021 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Fall Semester 2021 01-OCT-2021 10-OCT-2021 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Annia Dowell-Wiltshire
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Accounting, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art - Art History, Biology, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Computer Science, Dance, Economics, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, History, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theater
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
American College of Greece

ACG Exchange logo
 

Founded in 1875, The American College of Greece is the oldest and largest US accredited college or university in Europe. For over 140 years, ACG has been offering transformative education and cultivating a fertile intellectual and cultural collaboration between Greece and the United States. At ACG, students can take courses from a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum, taught in English, while participating in a vibrant on-campus community with academic societies, clubs, sports, and arts.

Location IconLocation

With a population of almost 700,000, Athens is a global city with an ancient past. The American College of Greece is located in the neighborhood of Aghia Paraskevi, a bustling suburb on the Northeast corner of the Athens basin, where the city begins to slope upward toward Mount Hymettus. ACG’s beautiful 64-acre campus is the last vestige of the city before urban development gives way to the Mt. Hymettus national forest. As a result of its special location, ACG offers members of its community easy access to the attractions of city life as well as some of the most spectacular nature walks in Greece.

LA Cohen - Anything Goes ACG Library

Courses IconAcademics

With three schools--the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts--26 majors, 40 minors, and over 1,000 courses offered each year, there is a wide variety of subjects to choose from including business, fine arts, humanities, social sciences, communication, environmental studies and more.

Finding courses:

Terms:

  • Fall semester: mid September - mid December
  • Spring Semester: mid January - early May
  • Review specific dates on ACG's Academic Calendar.

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

The American College of Greece operates a modern Residence Complex just a short walk from campus. Students housed in ACG apartments live in a safe, clean, residential environment in a quiet neighborhood with nearby grocery stores, cafés, restaurants and shopping centers. Our Residence Complex consists of fully furnished studio, single and double bedrooms in shared apartments. Visit ACG's housing page for more information.

Student Experience IconUVA Student Experience

This program is open to students from any major, but below is a list of the top five majors at UVA who choose to study on exchange at ACG.

  • Art History
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology


Would you like to contact a UVA student who has studied on this program? See our list of study abroad returnees who want to help you!
 

Cost IconCost

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for housing and meals, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for housing. See the “Accommodation” section above for more information about housing.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
 

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

Tuition and Fees: Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to each student’s SIS account and can be paid as normal.

Housing and Meals: Students are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation and meal plan choices, cost, and application procedures.

Travel and Travel Documents: Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa. Students should also budget for in-country transportation costs.

Insurance: UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found at educationabroad.virginia.edu/insurance

Additional Expenses: Students should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Students should also budget for additional personal expenses; examples include laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.

If you are not able to find accommodation costs or application, cost of living, or other information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.

Financial Aid
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
Please contact your Education Abroad Advisor with any questions.

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

 

Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. All students must consult the host university’s website for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.

 

Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.