July 15, 2024
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Study Abroad in Athens

Athens, the capital and largest city in Greece, is home to over 3.2 million people in its metropolitan area. As the birthplace of Western civilization, Athens offers American college students an unparalleled study abroad experience with its rich history, ancient landmarks, and vibrant culture.

With a wealth of historical and cultural attractions, Athens is a treasure trove for students interested in archaeology, history, and the arts. The iconic Acropolis, home to the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, is a must-visit destination. The National Archaeological Museum houses a vast collection of artifacts, showcasing Greece's rich history, while the Acropolis Museum focuses on the archaeological findings from the Acropolis site.

The city's neighborhoods, such as Plaka, Monastiraki, and Kolonaki, offer opportunities for leisurely strolls, people-watching, and sampling local cuisine at nearby tavernas and cafes. Athens' vibrant street art scene, bustling markets, and lively nightlife cater to a wide variety of interests, making it appealing for young adults.

Athens is generally considered a safe city for students, but it is still important to take common-sense precautions, such as being aware of your surroundings and not walking alone late at night. The cost of living in Athens can be more affordable than in other major European capitals, but students should still budget accordingly and take advantage of student discounts on attractions, transportation, and food. Athens has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trams, and the Metro (subway), making it easy to navigate the city.

Below you will find our list of Study Abroad and Internship programs in Athens, Greece. It is an index to international education in Athens listing university-level study abroad, internships, and volunteer programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores, and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad with the hope that you will find a program that is right for you.

You can also see other study abroad programs in Greece or use our advanced study abroad program search

To learn more about Athens, Visit Athens official visitors guide .

Study Abroad in Athens - Featured Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program
CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

CYA has offered study abroad programs in a wide range of academic disciplines for over 60 years. With supplemental activities varying from archaeological digs to onsite co...

4.7

108 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Cerca Abroad: Greece - Medical
Cerca Abroad: Greece - Medical

Join our supervised medical observation programs for a chance to shadow doctors for up to 40 hours per week in Greek hospitals or clinics. You will rotate through differen...

5.0

11 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens
Webster University: Athens - Odyssey in Athens

Why Greece? You may ask... and Why Athens? Greece is the birthplace of so many modern ideas and Athens is the center of where it all happened. Webster-Athens is in an exce...

4.8

10 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program
CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

Soak up summer in GreeceStudents interested in short-term, intensive study abroad are invited to take advantage of our summer program, which offers unique, experience-base...

4.8

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Cerca Abroad: Greece - Psychology Internship
Cerca Abroad: Greece - Psychology Internship

This is an in-country hands-on & observation program with provided shared housing and local team suppo...

5.0

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Cerca Abroad: Greece - Physical Therapy Internships in Greece
Cerca Abroad: Greece - Physical Therapy Internships in Greece

This is an in-country shadowing program with provided shared housing and local team support.  Interns will have the opportunity to observe physiotherapy & medical proc...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Cerca Abroad: Greece - Dental Internships in Greece
Cerca Abroad: Greece - Dental Internships in Greece

This is an in-country shadowing program with provided shared housing and local team support.  Interns will have the opportunity to observe dental procedures side-by-side d...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Webster University: AHEPA Journey to Greece Summer Program
Webster University: AHEPA Journey to Greece Summer Program

Summer study at a fully accredited US University in Greece; learn about modern and ancient Greece. See and experience the beauty of the country and its people and earn tra...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Cerca Abroad: Greece - Cultural Arts & Heritage Internship
Cerca Abroad: Greece - Cultural Arts & Heritage Internship

This is an in-country hands-on & observation program with provided shared housing and local team support.  Interns will have the opportunity to shadow, assist and lear...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for Cerca Abroad: Greece - Veterinary Internship
Cerca Abroad: Greece - Veterinary Internship

 Interns will have the opportunity to observe side-by-side Veterinarians and participate in their daily routine providing care to domestic (cats, dogs, reptiles & bird...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for Cerca Abroad: Greece - Tourism & Hospitality (Hotel Administration/ Culinary)
Cerca Abroad: Greece - Tourism & Hospitality (Hotel Administration/ Culinary)

Hotel Administration: Interns will have the opportunity to support the activities of the front desk, bookings, event planning, liaising with travel agencies etc. The progr...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for CYA (College Year in Athens): Winter/J-Term Program
CYA (College Year in Athens): Winter/J-Term Program

If you have a keen interest in archaeology or anthropology, you may gain experience and credit by participating in one of CYA’s three-week Winter Intersession programs.Imm...

5.0

2 reviews