Overview of Study Abroad Programs

 

We work with Study Abroad officers, program directors and faculty from other colleges and universities to help them put together a program of study specifically addressed to the needs of groups or individual students. Study-abroad experiences can be tailor-made to meet curricular (including practical) and co-curricular (e.g., company/organizational visits, etc.) objectives, time constraints and delivery preferences.

Three kinds of programs are generally offered:

Faculty-led Programs

In this flexibly structured program, students take courses at our Athens campus that are taught by faculty from their home universities. In addition, they may take one or more credit- or non-credit Hellenic American University courses or participate in site visits. The courses usually include the introduction to Greek history and culture, “Athens across the Ages” or one of the On-Site study-and-travel seminars. The dates of the Hellenic American University courses are set to accommodate the home university’s teaching schedule.

These programs are often held in intersessions, over Spring Break or in the summer, but some universities have designed semester-long programs with us.

A Semester at Hellenic American University

In this program, we work with individual students put together with the approval of their faculty advisor their own full semester of courses. These include courses from the Hellenic American University’s General Education and degree program offerings and, or travel seminars held before or after the semester classes.

Travel Study Programs and Courses

In this program we explore ancient and modern Greek history and culture through Hellenic American University’s short-term travel study programs. These credit-bearing courses combine classroom instruction and expert-led on-site learning at some of the most fascinating cultural and archaeological sites in the country.

The courses are taught by Hellenic American University faculty and run for roughly 10 days, each offering 45 contact hours and 3 undergraduate credits. These programs are usually offered in summer, during spring break and in winter intersessions but most can be offered on demand any time during the year.

For Hellenic American College students

If you are a current student at Hellenic American College, the Office can help you arrange a course of study for a semester or longer at one of the universities with which Hellenic American University cooperates in student and faculty exchange programs. Alternatively, we can help you identify a program at another university that may suit your academic goals more closely; we can then help you with the details of arranging your program and stay abroad.