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Why it is a Great Time to Travel to Greece!

Location: Athens, Greece



Located in Athens, and originally founded in 1875 Smyrna, DEREE - The American College of Greece is the oldest American accredited college in Europe and the largest private institution in Greece. ACG is an independent, coeducational community of a talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, with a commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.

Situated on the breathtaking hillside of Hymettus Mountain at the edge of Athens, the 64-acre campus is the ideal setting for studying in Greece: modern classrooms, the ACG Library, with extensive print, online and audio-visual resources, and the College’s athletic facilities, including the FIFA designed soccer field, the Olympic-sized swimming pool, indoor and outdoor courts and fitness and exercise studios. The American College of Greece offers more than 1,000 courses each academic year. 
The college residence complex is located within walking distance from campus in the leafy suburb of Aghia Paraskevi.

AGC Facts:

  • 64-acre main campus in Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi; ALBA Graduate Business School downtown campus
  • 20 undergraduate majors; 33 minors; 17 graduate degree programs
  • 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students
  • Student/faculty ratio: 17/1
  • Over 350 international students from 56 countries
  • Over 37,000 alumni
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Undergraduate programs validated by the Open University, UK
  • Over €3 million in scholarships and financial aid


Academic Information

Courses Previously Approved

Previous Augsburg students who studied at AGC had the following courses approved:
Abnormal Psych
Analysis and Design of Info Systems
Anthropology in Greece Today
Applied Music
Childhood Adolesence
Consumer Behavior
Contemporary Painting
Cost Accounting
Developmental Psych-Adolecents
Developmental Psych-Preschool Years
Greek Philosphy
History of Ancient Greece
History of Western Music
International Business
International Economic Development
International Economics
International Finance
International Management
International Marketing
Modern Greek IV
Modern Greek I
Myth in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds
Power Pilates
Principles of Chemistry
Social Problems
Social Psychology
Water Fitness


Housing and Residential Services


ACG Housing



The comprehensive fee per semester ranges from $4,980 to $6,180, depending upon accommodations (double room, single room, single studio). This includes housing, three excursions, visa assistance and airport pickup.Student is responsible for food (a fully equipped kitchen is available in all apartments.), books, and personal spending money. ACG recommends approximately € 3,000 ($3,200 US) for these expenses per semester.




If you have done so already, check out the Before You Go page for information about starting the study abroad process.

You should also plan to attend a 20-minute general information session to get an overview of how study abroad works at Augsburg: planning, finances, scholarships, academics and more. Sessions are held every day in the Study Abroad/Study Away office in Oyate Commons (lower level Christensen Center). See schedule.

For questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall, Suite 23. Make an appointment.

For more detailed information about ACG courses, housing, etc. you may contact:

Mary Diamantidis
North American Admissions Counselor
Office: +30 (210) 600-9800 Ext. 1105
Mara Nisdeo
Director of North American Enrollment and Study Abroad
Office: (857) 284-7908 x 224
Cell: (617) 935-5148


Application Process

Application Procedure

Once you have completed the Augsburg University approval process, Augsburg will nominate you as an exchange student. You will then need to complete the application process for ACG:

  • Start with Apply On-line
  • Select US & International Undergraduate Student Application  


Paid Internships at ACG

Paid Internships at ACG

There are a limited number of on campus internships available to students. Compensation is a discount on your housing or study abroad comprehensive fee. Applications will be accepted through the first week of classes.

Internship positions are available (limited space) in the following departments:

  • Office of Development & Alumni Relations

  • Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications

  • Office of Student Affairs

  • Office of Study Abroad and International Student Services



Visa Information


Visa Application Process


  • Fee: $124
  • Travel to Chicago
  • Cost of background check: approximately $50
  • Cost for photo: $15

Guide provided by ACG: Docs/ACG Student Visa Guide.pdf

You will need to travel to the nearest Greek Consulate in Chicago to present your application.

Applying for a Student Visa in Greece

  • Visa application (Typically the Type D- National Visa if you are there for 90+ day OR Schengen Visa if less than 90 days)
  • Can be found on their website:
  • Make sure you’re looking at the right tabs on the website for the correct visa
  • Fee Appx. $214
  • ICAO Standard Photo for the application (basically a passport photo)
  • Valid Passport
  • Medical Certificate (provided by ACG)
  • Acceptance letter directly from Greece (ACG upon acceptance)
  • FBI Background Check:  these allow you to register on-line, then go to a local office and complete the process electronically
  • Proof of Travel Insurance (WITH your name printed, along with everything that the insurance covers) CGEE will post this to your Global Gateway Account.
  • W-2 (for the last two years to be safe)
  • Bank Statements
    • Minimum balance of $2,000 (For the semester, they average $500 per month for 4 months)
    • If you don’t have a balance of $2,000, bring your parents’ bank statements to combine WITH a letter of affidavit (a signed document saying that they will be covering you financially while you’re away)
  • Flight itinerary (if you haven’t purchase a ticket, bring a copy of what flight you think you’ll be buying)
  • IMPORTANT: The Greek Embassy WILL keep your passport until they approve/reject your application!
  • If you DON’T want to have to make a trip back to the embassy to pick it up, bring a prepaid UPS or FedEx envelope and give it to them to send back to you.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/09/2019 04/20/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 09/09/2019 04/19/2020
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 09/09/2019 12/20/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.