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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Greece

When you choose to study in Greece, the home of Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher who fathered the principles of modern education, you are going back to the source. Socrates championed the importance of self-understanding, and studying in Greece, home of the ancient philosophers and educators, is bound to enhance your personal growth.

Imbibe the ancient history and cultural legacy of Greece, as well as its vibrant modern way of life, while studying and developing your skill set. Learn to appreciate the relaxed lifestyle and savoring of small pleasures (like real feta cheese and creamy yogurt) while working towards your career goals.

As you walk the path of modern education in Greece’s top educational institutions, soak up the ancient monuments and artifacts and broaden your perspective.


Greece is one of the most affordable countries in Europe, and studying here allows you to engage wholeheartedly in your studies while still having time and budget to enjoy all that this enticing country has to offer. It is possible to try out all the fresh produce and seafood that Greece is known for, and explore many of its centuries-old monuments and museums on a tight budget.

Step out of your comfort zone and soak up perspective-changing experiences that shift your view of yourself and the world. Make new connections with local and international students, and learn from local experts in this birthplace of modern philosophy, architecture, medicine and much more.


Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Greece:

  • The idyllic Greek islands you’ve been dreaming about, are all a short plane or ferry ride away.
  • Develop your linguistic skills and learn some Greek to see you through basic interactions at the shops and on the street.
  • Grow your global network and access to future opportunities by making connections with fellow students
  • Soak up the Greek culture and learn a few steps of the Kalamatianos (Greek national dance)

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.


  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations


  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports


  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.


Here are the best things to do in your spare time when in Greece:

  • Explore Ancient Historical Sites: Visit Acropolis, Athens, the iconic hilltop temple complex, particularly the Parthenon, which is dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Acropolis Museum nearby also offers a deep dive into the site’s history.
  • Go Island Hopping: From Santorini to Mykonos, there are endless beautiful beaches to visit and extraordinary sunsets to witness.
  • Try Dining at Greek Tavernas: Dine in local tavernas to savor traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka, souvlaki, tzatziki, and baklava.
  • Take a Cooking Class: Enroll in a cooking class to learn how to prepare Greek dishes, and the history behind Greek cuisine.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.


Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.


Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

Greece FAQs

Where is Greece located?

Greece is in southeastern Europe, bordering Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. It lies at the junction of Europe, Asia, and Africa, surrounded by the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Aegean Seas. The nation comprises a mainland and numerous islands, including Crete and Rhodes. Athens is its capital and largest city.

What is the capital of Greece?

The capital of Greece is Athens.

What is the currency in Greece?

The currency used in Greece is the Euro (€).

What language do they speak in Greece?

In Greece, the official and predominantly spoken language is Greek.

What is Greece known for?

Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, is famed for its ancient landmarks like the Acropolis and the Palace of Knossos. As the birthplace of philosophy and mythology, figures like Socrates and tales of Zeus are iconic. Known for initiating the Olympic Games, Greece also boasts beautiful islands such as Santorini. Its cuisine, including dishes like moussaka and maritime heritage, further elevates its global stature.

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Our Top Study Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!


Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.


Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.


Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!


You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!