Greece

Explore Europe’s oldest city, Athens, filled with ancient sites and modern art. This historic city has a vibrant street life and a relaxed lifestyle, so get ready for endless coffee dates and evening strolls. You will take classes at Hellenic American University known for its language study programs, while getting the chance to experience this busting international city that never sleeps.
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Semester in Greece

Greece

Spend a semester studying at the Hellenic American University. Live and learn in the birthplace of western civilization. Take elective courses, which incorporate lectures by ancient monuments and excursions to Aegean islands.

Summer in Greece

Greece

Explore Europe’s oldest city, Athens, filled with ancient sites and modern art. This historical city has a vibrant street life and a relaxed lifestyle, so get ready for endless coffee dates and evening strolls. You will take classes at Hellenic American University known for its innovative academic programs, while getting the chance to experience the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

If you choose to study abroad in Greece, you are guaranteed to have a life-changing experience that will set you apart from others in the eyes of your future employers. You can study business, science, and course in humanities in a location that was the birthplace of western civilization.

You can spend a fall, spring, or summer abroad living in Athens, named after the Greek of Wisdom, Athena.  Take elective courses  to compliment your major and you will travel to hear lectures at archaeological sites, visit the surrounding islands, and discover ways to immerse yourself in Greece's culture. 

Official name: Hellenic Republic

Population: 11.3 million

Capital city: Athens (named after Athena - the Goddess of Wisdom)

Birthplace for western civilization: Philosophy, Mathematics, Science, and of course the Olympics

Time difference: Same time as GMT, so Greece is 7 hours ahead of the east coast, 10 hours ahead of the west coast. The entire country of Greece is in one time zone.

National animal: Mythical Creatiure - the Phoenix

National flower: (unofficial) bear's breech

National bird: (unofficial) little owl

National anthem: Hymn to Liberty

Geography: Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and with 1400 islands, the mainland of Greece is located in the southern part of Europe and has the largest coastline.

Important holidays: St. Basil's Day and New Year's Day (January 1), Annunciation (March 25), Good Friday, Easter Monday (April), Labor Day (May 1), Assumption (August 15), Ochi Day (October 28), December 25 (Christmas), Theotokos (December 26).

Languages: Almost everyone speaks Greek in Greece. Additional languages learned by Greeks includes English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish. 

Famous ancient Greeks: The Greek Philosophers (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and Greek Playwrights (Euripides, Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Sophocles) and Greek Poets (Aesop, Hesoid, Homer, Pindar, Sappho) and Greek Historians (Herodotus, Thucydides) and Greek Scientists (Archimedes, Aristarchus, Euclid, Hippocrates, Pythagoras) and Greek Leaders (Alexander the Great, Cleithenes, Demosthenes, Draco, Pericles, and Solon) 

Famous modern Greeks: Arianna Huffington, Tommy Lee, Nana Mouskouri, Yanni