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Heritage Greece 2022 Session B 2

WELCOME TO THE BEST SUMMER OF YOUR LIFE!

NHS programs make a difference, with NHS’ signature Heritage Greece Program® serving as a paradigm shift. The Heritage Greece Program® (HG) is a two-week cultural and educational immersion odyssey for accomplished Greek American college students who share their experiences with a peer group of exceptional students from the American College of Greece (ACG) in Athens, Greece or the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Heritage Greece Program® goal is to reconnect the participants with their heritage, roots, language, traditions and Greek identity. They have a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore their culture, as well as to identify and learn about the ancient past within the prism and context of modern Greece.

The Heritage Greece Program® was developed by the NHS as part of its mission to celebrate and preserve Greek heritage in the United States. The Heritage Greece Program® started at ACG, located on a 65-acre beautiful campus in the suburb of Aghia Paraskevi in Athens. Last year, the NHS reached a milestone with the addition of the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT)  giving over 100+ students, including 9 Greek Canadian students,  the opportunity to experience Greece in all its nuances.

The program is a gift from the NHS to the participants who participate in one of the two groups (ACG or ACT). The students bear airfare costs to and from Athens and all other expenses for tuition, accommodations, meals, transportation within Greece, and related costs are borne by the NHS. Students learn language skills within the context of modern Greece, travel to important archaeological sites and earn one fully transferable credit hour. 

 

Heritage Greece participant, Luka Cotronakis' impressions sum-up what Heritage Greece is all about: 

“ I didn’t understand philotimo until I was surrounded by it…”

A LIFECHANGING ODYSSEY

OF CONNECTIONS IN GREECE

SESSION A: JUNE 8 - 23, 2024
SESSION B: JULY 6 - JULY 21, 2024​

REGULAR ADMISSIONS DEADLINE:  MARCH 30, 2024

HERITAGE GREECE® AT

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE

  • You are eligible to apply if you are:

    • 18-26 years old and enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate student with a 3.0+ GPA

    • A US/Canadian citizen of Hellenic descent*

    • Preferably (not mandatory) visiting Greece for the first time

    * Hellenic descent is defined as having one or more parents, grandparents, or great grandparents born in Greece or Cyprus. Please note that siblings or first cousins of past and/or current participants, who meet the program’s eligibility criteria, may be considered but they must reimburse NHS for all expenses related to participation in the Heritage Greece Program.

     

    ** Additional criteria may be added in case of pandemic-related changes imposed by the Greek or US governments or the European Union at the time of the program.

  • To be considered for admission, you must complete ACG's  Online Application Form, provide the supplementary documents listed below. You are kindly requested to scan and send items 3-6 to heritagegreece@acg.edu in one e-mail by latest March 1st, 2024. Please include your first and last name in the subject line.

    Application Checklist and Required Forms

    1. Application Form Completed Online

    2. Forward a recommendation letter from a professor, community leader, religious leader, or another individual that knows you well to heritagegreece@acg.edu

    3. Official University Transcript OR Student-Issued Transcript

    4. Complete and Sign the Insurance Waiver Form and the Heritage Greece Medical Form

    5. Provide/obtain a valid US/Canadian passport. Please note that your passport must be valid for 6 months after your departure from Greece (the airline will not allow you to board if the Passport expires within six months following the respective return date home)

    6. Please provide a copy of your driver’s license or government-issued identification card.

    ACG’s Admissions Committee reserves the right to contact you for an interview.

  • For more information, please e-mail us at heritagegreece@acg.edu or call us at 0030 210 600 9800 ext. 1435

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  • You are eligible to apply if you are:

    • 18-26 years old and enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate student with a 3.0+ GPA

    • A US/Canadian citizen of Hellenic descent*

    • Preferably (not mandatory) visiting Greece for the first time

    * Hellenic descent is defined as having one or more parents, grandparents, or great grandparents born in Greece or Cyprus. Please note that siblings or first cousins of past and/or current participants, who meet the program’s eligibility criteria, may be considered but they must reimburse NHS for all expenses related to participation in the Heritage Greece Program.

     

    ** Additional criteria may be added in case of pandemic-related changes imposed by the Greek or US governments or the European Union at the time of the program.

    • Complete the online ACT Application below:

     

    APPLY HERE

    Application Deadline: May 31, 2024.

    • Select the Heritage Greece® Program Application.

    • In the "I have a code field", use Code Number: 41ACF7

    • Gather & upload all required documents:

    1. Insurance Certificate

    2. Medical History

    3. Program Agreement

    4. Housing Agreement

    5. Copy of your Passport, valid for at last 6 months following the Heritage Greece program dates

    6. Photo ID for your digital ACT ID card

    7. College / University Transcript

    8. Provide a recommendation letter from a professor, community leader, religious leader or other individual that knows you well, e-mail the ACT Admissions Department at admissions@act.edu

    9. Provide a copy of medical insurance coverage covering you during your stay in Greece

     

     ACT’s Admissions team reserves the right to contact you for an interview.

  • For more information, please e-mail us at admissions@act.edu or call us at 617-676-8827.

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HERITAGE GREECE® AT

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF THESSALONIKI/ANATOLIA COLLEGE

HERITAGE GREECE® PROGRAM, THESSALONIKI
A TWO WEEK JOURNEY

TO CONNECT WITH YOUR ROOTS

SESSION A: JUNE 1 - 16, 2024
SESSION B: JULY 6 - 21, 2024

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2024

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