About American College of Greece
The American College of Greece was founded by missionaries from Boston in 1875, becoming the oldest and largest US accredited college in Europe. It is a private, non-denominational school comprised of three undergraduate divisions: Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Fine & Performing Arts. ACG offers students an educational and cultural experience in Greece’s capital city with a semester-long curriculum, regular classes, field trips, and independent studies. The study abroad program focuses on ancient and modern Greece and examines current issues within the European Union and in a global context.
The American College of Greece sits atop a hill on 64 acres in the area of Aghia Paraskevi, just on the edge of Athens (pop. 650,000). Campus life is important and includes a full range of activities, performing arts, events and collegiate sports.
Fall Semester: End of August to mid-December
Spring Semester: Mid-January to mid-May
Courses & Credit:
5 courses per semester, or 15-16 semester hours, earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.
Housing & Board:
ACG offers furnished studio, two- and three-bedroom apartments just a short walk to campus. Apartments are fully furnished and equipped with kitchens and shared living spaces. Meals are self-catered and there is a grocery store nearby, as well as cafes and restaurants.
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay costs directly to their study abroad university. Please note that this may or may not include a meal plan. Students will book and pay for their own flights.
Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.
Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet
can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322