Athens, Greece

Why BCA Athens?

  • See ancient Greece through the eyes of experts on academic field trips offered as part of the Athens program. Visit major sites relevant to ancient, medieval or modern Greek history during trips to the Peloponnese, Delphi and either Crete or Northern Greece – Thessaloniki, as well as optional trips outside of Greece to Istanbul, Brussels, Barcelona, Cyprus and more.
  • Want to make a difference? There are plenty of opportunities for you to serve others as a volunteer with organizations such as World Wildlife Fund, Amnesty International, Greek Council for Refugees, Doctors of the World, Numismatic Museum, Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece and more.
  • Hike to Mt. Olympus, dance, learn how to cook Greek food or participate in local sports teams – there are plenty of activities to connect you to Greek culture and meet new people!
  • Live in furnished apartments in the Pangrati area of Athens, about 10 minutes from your classes and central to sites, monuments and museums as well as grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, bakeries, banks and a weekly farmers market.
  • The world really is your classroom in Greece! You will experience hands-on learning with many visits to the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Propylaia and the Erechtheion.
  • Interested in archaeology? Start two weeks before your spring semester and join the excavation of a site associated with Aixonides Halai, one of the ten demes of ancient Attica. Learn more.