AIFS Gap Year Abroad: Athens, Greece (J-Term)


Take a gap year on your terms — with AIFS.

We provide all-inclusive, flexible program options to customize your gap year adventure around the world. Mix and match destinations and academic terms for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to earn college credits, immerse yourself in a different culture, acquire global skills and expand your life experience.

AIFS Gap Year Programs are available to high school graduates 18 and over. 

Spend 3 weeks over January term in Athens, Greece. Earn 3 credits studying at DEREE – The American College of Greece. Select a course in archaeology, history or international business, all taught in English.

Stay in student apartments in the college's student residence complex, with internet access and a meal allowance included. A variety of social and cultural activities are included to help you explore the juxtaposition of modern Athens and Greek life and the rich abundance of Greek heritage, culture, monuments and history that has been passed on through the millennia.

Spend 3 weeks in beautiful Athens, Greece studying at the oldest American-sponsored college in Europe. Select the archaeology course, Topography and Monuments of Ancient Athens; the history course, Modern Greece: A Troubled History; or the business class, International Business.

Earn 3 credits as you explore Athens and the surrounding areas. Enjoy a day trip to Delphi and the Sanctuary of Apollo – as well as numerous social and cultural activities, including a Greek food tour, sightseeing and walking tours, visits to local museums and markets, traditional dancing and more. Apartment-style residences are fully appointed for comfort and entertainment. Students have access to a fitness center in the residence complex as well as the state-of-the-art fitness facilities on campus, previously the base of the 2004 U.S. Olympic team.

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