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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
American College of Greece

View and download a brochure: American College of Greece Flyer

**NOTE: This is a Direct Enroll Exchange Program. All tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses to be paid directly to the host institution, or by other arrangement.**

About the American College of Greece:
Founded in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in 1875, by missionaries from Boston, Massachusetts, The American College of Greece is the oldest and largest US accredited college or university in Europe. For over 140 years, ACG has been offering transformative education and cultivating a fertile intellectual and cultural collaboration between Greece and the United States. ACG is an independent, not for profit, nonsectarian, co-educational academic institution.
  • The University has three divisions: Pierce (secondary education); Deree (undergraduate and graduate studies); ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece 
  • 64-acre main campus in Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi; ALBA Graduate Business School downtown campus
  • The University's three Schools have 26 undergraduate majors; 40 minors; 20 graduate degree programs 
  • Over 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students Student/faculty ratio: 17/1 (the ALBA ratio is 10/1) 
The deadlines for student exchange applications are March 15 for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Spring semester.

Watch an ACG Campus Video and learn more about Life in Athens.

How to Apply:
The general entry requirement is a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.  Applicants should normally have completed at least one year of university study at the time of application. UMass Lowell students should first complete the UMass Lowell application process by clicking "Apply Now" on this site.  Once approved for participation, students will be guided through the necessary application to the host university, as well as all the other steps to complete the Pre-Depature and Post-Departure components of their application. 

If students ever have any questions, they can always reach us with their inquiries by email at studyabroad@uml.edu or by phone at 978-934-4660, and they can find us located on the third floor of University Crossing, Suite 370.


ACG Campus
Why Study in Greece?:
Greek FlagGreece as a country and Athens as its capital have been celebrated throughout recorded history. Continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years, today Athens is home to 3.5 million people. A modern metropolis, as well as the birthplace of Western civilization, it provides an unparalleled setting for educational opportunity and exploration. Whether you are drawn to exploring the Acropolis or enjoying a leisurely frappe in a cafe at the Agora, Athens offers something for everyone.
  • The majestic columns of the Acropolis stand guard over a culture that vibrates with the pulse of the 21st century.
  • Conformity is challenged daily, just as it was 2,500 years ago when democracy and philosophy, sculpture and architecture, theater and historiography flourished here.
  • Athens is alive at all hours of the day and night, brimming with an active arts, entertainment and culinary scene.
  • In just a couple of hours, a traveler can visit famous sites of Greek, Roman and Byzantine antiquity, the rugged mountain ranges of the north, the famous beaches of Attica, the Peloponnese and the Ionian or Aegean Islands - all drenched with beauty and history.
Athens
Student Life:
Joining DEREE means joining a vibrant student community where you can engage in extra-curricular activities and meet like-minded fellow students through clubs, societies and organizations. Student life gives you the opportunity to broaden your horizons and work together for a common cause; developing your skills, exploring new interests and shaping your spirit along with your body!
  • Established in 1976, Career Services at Deree – The American College of Greece has since been helping students and alumni chart their professional course to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers. ACG students and alumni are successfully placed in the Greek job market continuously, and today hold a strong presence in over 1700 companies.
  • The Educational Psychologist at Deree – The American College of Greece helps undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing challenges within the educational setting by assessing and evaluating learning difficulties to determine remediation that will assist in alleviating these problems and enhancing their learning. 
  • The Counseling Center of The American College of Greece offers a broad range of psychological services available to currently enrolled Deree students.
  • The ACG Health & Wellness Center offers Health Services, and Wellness Coaching.
  • ¿Faculty, students, staff and guests are welcome in any of our four dining facilities. Whether you need a quick snack or need to eat on the go, Dipnosofistirion, Starbucks and Venetis, conveniently located throughout campus, offer a wide choice of delicious and discounted food and beverages to choose from.
ACG Students
Housing:
The American College of Greece operates a modern Residence Complex just a short walk from campus. Students housed in ACG apartments live in a safe, clean, residential environment in a quiet neighborhood with nearby grocery stores, cafés, restaurants and shopping centers. Our Residence Complex consists of fully furnished studio, single and double bedrooms in shared apartments.
  • Double Bedroom: A shared bedroom accommodation in a larger apartment. The ideal option for any student who has not experienced the cultural immersion and bonding in our residential facilities.
  • Single Bedroom: A single bedroom situated in a bigger apartment. Here, you will be able to enjoy your privacy, while staying in an apartment with diverse roommates from all over the world.
  • StudioPrivate en-suite living with a compact kitchen area and a dedicated living space.
ACG Facilities
Academics:
Deree – The American College of Greece offers more than 1,000 courses each academic year. Continuing students register for courses via the myACG portal. New students are registered in-person by their academic advisor. Study Abroad students complete the course registration form with their home campus academic advisor and then submit the form to the Office of Admissions to be registered. Deree – The American College of Greece comprises three Schools that offer a diverse undergraduate curriculum in the Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Fine and Performing Arts and in Business.
  • Over 450 international students from more than 67 countries.
  • Over 52,000 alumni.
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • Undergraduate programs validated by the Open University, UK.
  • Over 40 partner universities in the US, Europe and Asia offering study abroad and individually tailored programs.
Deeree CrestDepartment Links: Important: The courses should be chosen at one faculty only to which the application is consequently sent. It is also necessary to select primarily courses corresponding to the student‘s major at the home university so that the application could be forwarded to a specific department. Only a minor part of courses not corresponding to the major may be selected. 
  • Only after the admission by the relative school, the student may apply to one or two courses at another ACG school.
  • Courses offered to the Erasmus program students are available for non-European exchange students.
  • It is better though to choose more courses in case some of them would be full.
Academic Year
The Fall semester starts in September and ends in January. The Spring semester starts in January and ends in May. Official information can be found on their website.


American College of Greece
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