This is a unique program that alows the students from the US and Canada to earn credits in Athens, Greece within the framework of the university’s BA program taught entirely in English. The summer program offers one or two courses of a students choice while students after their classes can learn about the Greek culture, traditions and the language. And with your campus being in Athens, you will be immersed in the local culture and be able to learn about the region first hand! Spend a summer in Athens and transfer college credit to your major!
New York College has been established in in 1989 in Athens, in collaboration with the State University of New York Empire State College, This classroom-based program serves students living in Athens who want to earn a degree from an American university. Most program participants are students of the host institution, New York College in Athens, who have completed two years of college course work. The program is also open to adults whose work experience qualifies them for university-level credits toward their degree requirements.
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens, as a landlocked location was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A Centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC in later centuries on the rest of the then known European continent. Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. The city of Athens has a population of 664,000. It is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Athens offers a variety of cultural attractions such as concerts, museums, theatres, clubs, and restaurants.
Courses & Descriptions:
NYC/ESC offers a wide variety of courses, which are all taught in English. All courses follow the American model of education, so you can be sure that you’re getting the highest level of teaching while abroad. The structure and teaching style will be very similar to your courses in the US or Canada. Most courses are worth 3 credits each. Semester/academic year students take 4-5 classes per semester. You can earn between 12 and 15 credits each semester. For the whole academic year you can earn between 24 and 30 credits! Summer students generally take 1 class for 3 credits. You can take another 3-credit course for an additional fee. Please contact us if you are interested in taking more than 1 summer course.
The University of New York in Athens is a fully accredited university, whose BA degrees and classes are validated by the New York College, Empire State College (SUNY/ESC). With prior approval of your advisor, the courses should seamlessly transfer back to your home university. Before applying it’s important to speak with the study abroad advisor at your home institution to obtain pre-approval for your courses and determine how many credits you’ll receive. Every educational institution has different policies about transferring credit, so we encourage you to follow your institution’s regulations. After completing the program, we’ll send your registrar or study abroad advisor an official transcript with the course titles, credit hours, and grades. Your university will need this transcript to transfer credit.
It is possible to transfer your financial aid to pay for some or all of the program costs. The first step is to check with your home institution’s financial aid advisor before applying. Since every home institution has different rules, only your advisor can tell you what kind of aid can transfer. Study Abroad Compass is happy to provide you with a certificate of enrollment or any other documents that your university might require. There are also many scholarship opportunities available. Learn more on our scholarships page.
April 11, 2016
Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.