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Center for Hellenic, Mediterranean, & Balkan Studies in Athens

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Sponsor: The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University

Location: Athens, Greece


All students enroll in a cornerstone course, the Greek Key, which involves them in Greek community life, along with a Greek language course, and several English-taught electives that delve into Greek history, politics and culture. The program offers close contact with professors, the opportunity to live in a Greek neighborhood, and small courses that incorporate field-study excursions to sites of historical and cultural importance.


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


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Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an Arcadia application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Greek


Self-catered student apartments with other program participants

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $24,939

Billed by Northwestern: $17,800

  • Tuition: $15,300
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $7,139

  • Housing: $1,700
  • Meals: $1,850
  • Airfare: $1,000
  • Local transportation: $350
  • Books & supplies: $134
  • Personal expenses: $1,850
  • Visa: $255


Study Abroad Guide