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
  • Fields of study: Classics, humanities, modern Greek language, social sciences (politics and environment studies).
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA
  • Number of program participants: 150

Living Arrangements

Students live in apartments with other program students. Lunch taken as a group and students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps.

Term Dates

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


  • Advising Tips: Students have to complete a petition process through the Registrar's Office for courses from abroad to fulfill the Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) general education requirement. However, the course - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Greek Culture, has already been petitioned by a previous student so it is now approved for the GWS 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.