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UVA Exchange: American College of Greece
Athens, Greece (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 10-JAN-2018 05-MAY-2018
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15.
Fall Semester 2018 15-MAR-2018 25-MAR-2018 08-SEP-2018 22-DEC-2018
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Abby Leake
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
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, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theater
Program Description:

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.

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.

With 3 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. See above for a link to the ACG course listings.


American College of Greece campus

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.


International Student Homepage
International student information

ACG Study Abroad Brochure
NOTE: See below for important Cost information

Course Selection
Course Listing

Year: mid September - mid December
Spring Semester: mid January - early May

2017-18 Academic calendar

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees at UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations.

On ACG's website you will see their own tuition and fees listed - these do not apply to you as an exchange student.  Do reference their website for accommodation choices and cost, and estimates of out-of-pocket expenses for meals, books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation.

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

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance - instructions will be provided upon acceptance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • Health and Emergency Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Passport and Visa Information
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 end date. Most students, including US passport-holders, will also need a visa. Students are responsible for applying for their visas in a timely manner. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.

Accessibility Statement
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.