College Year in Athens

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials; courses taught primarily in English. All students are required to take a Modern Greek language class. On-site orientation and educational excursions included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor David Roselli, Professor Mary MacNaughton
  • Fields of study: Classics, humanities, modern Greek language, social sciences (politics and environment studies).
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA
  • Size of the student body: Participants include students from colleges and universities across the US
  • Number of program participants: 150

Living Arrangements

Students may choose to have a homestay or live in apartments with other program participants. Lunch is provided at the center Monday through Friday and students in apartments prepare the rest of their meals with an allowance provided by Scripps, based on the recommendation of the program.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-January to mid-May


  • Advising Tips: One faculty reference is required. Note: The class "Gender and Sexuality in Modern Greek Culture" has been approved to fulfill the Gender and Women's Studies requirement.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Athens and Los Angeles.