North Central College - Naperville, IL


DEREE College, The American College of Greece

in Athens, Greece

Fall Term

Full Year



NCC student, Victoria Alvarez, during her study abroad at DEREE for fall 2015


Program Overview

DEREE-The American College of Greece is the oldest and largest U.S. accredited college in Europe. With 25 majors, 32 minors and more than 1,000 courses offered each year, DEREE provides many courses in business, fine arts, humanities, social sciences, sports management, graphic design and communication, all of which are taught in English. Students may also choose a course in Greek language or culture. The program includes housing two blocks from campus, 15 credit hours of instruction and monthly excursions within Greece. DEREE draws students from Greece (80 percent of the student body is Greek) and 54 other countries.

•  ACG campus is located in an Athens suburb, 20 minutes by taxi from downtown Athens.

•  Campus is 40 minutes by metra/bus from downtown Athens. Student housing is right next to the metra/bus line to downtown Athens.

DEREE Website


Internships are available



Junior or senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred



Students earn 15 credit hours per semester studying at ACG. All grades earned abroad affect students North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.

Note:  Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad; by getting all courses pre-approved, this ensures that these courses will count towards their degrees.

Schedule of Courses

Course Descriptions


Photo:  Courtesy of Gina Fisher, NCC student who studied at DEREE for fall 2014


Housing and Meals

North Central College students live in apartments with four other international, U.S., and Greek students. The apartments are held in the building where Olympic athletes lived during training for 2004 Olympic games. The apartments are a 10 minute walk to campus and consist of two double-rooms, and shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room. Each apartment has a huge balcony with a beautiful view of the campus or city.

Meals:  Not included in program fees. Students prepare their own meals in a shared apartment kitchen with their roommates.


Estimated Costs

Students pay North Central College tuition and room and board to the host institution. Students are personally responsible for paying airfare, health insurance, departure tax, books, extra personal travel and spending money, as these items are not included in room and board fees. North Central College financial aid does apply.



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Last Updated:  September 10, 2015