Study Abroad


A Study Abroad Program in the Ancient Capital of Europe


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Study Abroad in Greece

The American University of Athens, has been organizing study abroad programs in Athens since 1982.

The program has the structure, diversity, range and facilities promoted by an Accelerated American University program. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to meet with Greek or other students, and to participate in a wide variety of extra-mural, cultural or recreational activities. By having a carefully selected faculty, AUA offers quality education in a wide range of courses.ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network)

The Greek Experience.

“So potent has been the appeal of Greece, so passionate the devotion which it arouses, that there is almost no sphere of spiritual or intellectual activity which has not been touched by its living flame."

Sir Maurice Bowra, The Greek Experience.
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Who Should Apply

AUA considers the following students eligible for admission to its academic programs:

  • College freshmen
  • College sophomores
  • College juniors
  • Students wishing to enroll in a 3-year program after which they may transfer to institutions in the U.S., U.K. or Canada to complete their degree studies.

Summer Programs

The summer program consists of courses and activities designed to meet the special needs and interests of students from various countries, who wish to pursue a college education parallel to that of the U.S. system. Upon completion students are able to transfer the credits earned at AUA to their home institutions.

Students may attend the events of the internationally renowned Athens Festival organized at the Herodios Atticus Theater. The summer program includes excursions to cultural attractions in and around Athens, such as the Acropolis, Plaka, National Gardens, Sounion and Delphi. These excursions are coordinated and supplemented by class lectures and discussions. Students are accompanied by University officials and instructors on all outings.

During the weekends, students may explore the Greek countryside and the beautiful beaches of the Saronic Gulf or visit the nearby islands of the Aegean Sea.

Facilities & Library

AUA’s faculty – a good mix with divergent views – are creative, dedicated professionals focusing on the welfare of the students, with Ph.D. degrees with at least three years teaching experience in American, British or Greek universities.

The students, have access to the Library which contains a wide variety of reference books and slides. Electronic data retrieval is also available, allowing access to the main European or American libraries and data banks.

In addition to the AUA Library there are several useful libraries in the area available for use by our students. These include, the British Council Library, the American Library and the Library of the Technical Chamber of Greece, and the SNF Foundation National Library.

Location & Student Life

Athens, the capital of Greece and cradle of European civilization, constitutes an intellectual and artistic center, one of the largest in the eastern Mediterranean. The Greek capital has also grown to be one of the most important trade centers in the southeastern area of Europe.

Athens, belongs to a privileged class of historic cities of antiquity and continues to maintain the glory of its name, offers students a fascinating selection of cultural events.

AUA encourages students to coordinate their academic goals and personal experiences in order to develop their potential to the fullest extent. Student life therefore focuses on enhancing study skills, social and leadership abilities. They can also visit the numerous museums, archaeological sites, cafes and theaters to expand their knowledge outside of the classroom.


To respond to the evolving needs of society by offering motivated students a quality education necessary for professional development, intellectual growth and preparation for graduate studies.To achieve this mission, AUA provides a highly qualified faculty and a well equipped learning environment.

The small size classes, the English language in instruction, the meticulous selection of faculty curricula and teaching methodologies reflect the structure and educational philosophy of ΑUA, one of the most competitive universities in Southeastern Europe, welcoming visiting students from abroad who wish to spend a year, a semester, or a summer in Athens.

AUA seeks to provide the student with an essential core of knowledge and a greater capacity for independent thought and judgment. It allows flexibility to enable students to survey areas of interest, or concentrate on a particular major.In addition seeks to develop socially conscious and socially involved students who can and will act responsibly in relation to themselves and to others, taking on leadership roles in social and community affairs.

Special Features

Application and supporting documents as well as all correspondence concerning admission and accreditation should be sent to:

The following credentials are required in support of the application:

An official transcript of the applicant’s academic record.

Two letters of recommendation from college officers concerning the candidate’s personal and academic readiness for this particular program of study.

A statement of authorized leave of absence for study at the American University of Athens.

The Office of Admissions of AUA has no deadline for application, however, most applications are received between January and April.The processing of the application will take a week from the date of receipt of the completed application.Information regarding travel to Greece, clothing, luggage; mail and banking in Athens is sent to students upon their acceptance.

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