Virtual Summer in Greece
Hellenic American University

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Master online learning while adding international experience to your transcript.

Online learning isn’t the future way global education will function – it’s the present. With CIS Abroad’s virtual Summer in Greece program, take online courses at Hellenic American University from your home base while adding a global perspective to your education experience. Apply your previous learning to new classes, learn about the local culture through our Virtual La Vida Local series, and build connections with others so you can meet up in Athens in the future! Although not a substitute for a traditional on-site experience, virtual study programs can serve as an important stepping stone to build up your skills, transcript, and cross-cultural understanding – a great foundation for studying abroad on-site in the future.

What to Expect:

  • Language: English
  • Average Courseload: 1-2 courses (3-6 U.S. credits)
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5
  • Visa Requirements: NONE Required!


  • Gain international learning experience without leaving your home
  • Take courses including Athens Across the Ages and Contemporary Greek Culture
  • Virtual La Vida Local experiences to connect you to Athens
  • Regular support from CIS Abroad
  • Transcript from Hellenic American University

Program Details

Hellenic American University - Online

Explore your studies online in one of the world’s oldest classrooms – Athens. Hellenic American University’s Athens campus, also known as Hellenic American College (HAEC), is centrally located in the neighborhood of Kolonaki in the heart of Athens. Even though you’re taking classes online, you’ll learn from international faculty in small class sizes, which means you’ll get one-on-one attention. To fully take in the culture, explore HAU Library’s online collection of more than 250,000 digital books. 

Hellenic American University (HAU) has educational sites in Nashua, New Hampshire, and Athens, Greece. The programs in Athens are offered at Hellenic American College (HAEC) through an Agreement of Cooperation that the sister schools have signed. NEASC accredits all programs offered by HAU and therefore the credits you earn while studying at HAEC can easily transfer back, as students will receive a U.S. transcript issued by HAU.

Accreditation(s): Hellenic American University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Areas of study with fewer than 3 classes available

  • Business
  • Humanities

Don't see your major listed here? There may still be courses available. Browse our programs by major.

Hellenic American University is offering the following online courses for the Virtual Summer in Greece program:

Contemporary Greek Culture

A course on Contemporary Greek Culture presents a daring challenge for both instructors and students, as the subject is epistemologically and historically ambiguous. The mere definition of either term composing the course title is a task in itself. However, through the process of familiarizing themselves with key facets of contemporary Greek culture, students embark on a pleasantly intriguing journey through the fascinating history of Greece and its people, which spans more than 5,000 years, and still influences global civilization. 

Project Management

Introduces students to methodologies for managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting and closing a project. The course investigates project variables such as scope, time and cost, topics of project integration, quality control, and risk management, the management of changes in organizations that introduce or service information systems. Students learn how to identify project champions, work with user teams, and document project management.

Psychology of Addictions

Helps students develop a critical understanding of contemporary psychological approaches to the understanding of addiction. Students consider the relative contributions of psychological theories from the fields of biological, behavioral, social, and cognitive psychology to understanding, treatment, and prevention of both drug-related addictions and selected addictive behaviors, such as gambling, overeating, alcoholism etc. 

Athens Across the Ages

Surveys the city of Athens from its ancient origins as a small village at the foot of the Acropolis, first settled in 4500 BC, to modern times, where it became the sprawling capital of Greece and home to four million people. Class meetings are organized chronologically and arranged so as to acquaint the student with significant historical events. The course will also explore the development of ideas and movements in art, philosophy, politics, religion, including their impact on society through the ages as well as their legacy in modern times.

Why Virtual Life in Athens

Flanked by some of the world’s most beautiful seas, Greece is located on the southernmost point of the Balkan Peninsula. Even though you’ll be taking classes online, you can still explore the country’s largest city and capital, Athens, with our Virtual La Vida Local program. Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a recorded history dating back more than 3,400 years. Historians consider Athens the cradle of Western civilization. Today, the city artfully blends ancient history with modernity – consider this virtual program a first step in seeing it for yourself!

Athens has the third largest port in the world, allowing visitors to flock to the city by sea. The flourishing population of approximately 660,000 people makes Athens a bustling, cosmopolitan city. Athens serves as one of the most important cities in southern Europe for international trade, tourism, entertainment, arts, and education. The city still carries on Greek traditions and customs while rapidly evolving, reflecting its location at the crossroads between East and West. To get a feel, virtually explore ancient Acropolis yourself, a structure that has seen the city grow and transform since the fifth century BC. Athens really is a classroom in itself!

Live La Vida Local

  • Virtual Dance Classes

    There are more than 10,000 Greek dances from different regions all over Greece. Make sure you stretch before class!

  • Virtual Cooking classes

    Food is a huge staple in Greek culture - everything revolves around it. Learn to cook and then eat like a local.

  • Olive Oil Virtual Tasting Tour

    Learn firsthand what it takes to cultivate and organically produce extra virgin olive oil.

What's Included



  • Online tuition and fees
  • CIS Abroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Hellenic American University transcript
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Online support
  • Virtual La Vida Local cultural program
  • And on and on! (even the standard inclusions, which we know can vary!)

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team
Travel Tip:

We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us—be it through a text, phone call, email or personal visit—you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Linda Hallbäck
Travel Tip:

Be patient with yourself and kind to those you meet along the way. Show gratitude daily, laugh often, and give thanks for the journey you are on. There will be hard days, but remember, the magic is in the journey and each day makes that journey complete. Smile!

Dates & Prices

  • Application Deadline: May 15
  • Arrival: July 6
  • Departure: July 24
  • Price: $1,590 - $2,490
Additional Information:

$1,590: 3 credits, $2,490: 6 credits.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.