Campus: The largest American educational institution in Europe
The American College of Greece (ACG) is a non-profit educational institution comprising three units: Pierce (Gymnasium and Lyceum), Deree (an accredited undergraduate and graduate college) and the Alba Graduate Business School. Pierce is a selective, co-educational school dedicated to the idea of excellence, upward mobility, and service to others. Its motto, Non ministrari sed ministrare (“Not to be served but to serve”), defines the school’s institutional character and aspiration for its students.
Country: Why choose Greece for your summer abroad?
The Pierce Leadership Academy (PLA) is a unique program hosted in an equally unique environment. It offers an ideal way to explore time-tested valued and modern realities, both equally important in shaping young people’s understanding of their world and preparing them to assume leadership positions. After exploring issues such as modern ethical dilemmas, advances in data science or robotics, the idea of entrepreneurship or the importance of volunteering, students will enjoy the camaraderie of educational field trips and the joy of cooperative creativity. They will also explore Athens and Greece, ancient and modern, touching upon timeless themes as well as issues more particular to the contemporary human condition. Fun activities as well as trips to the beach and interesting locales will round off a memorable summer experience.
Location and Facilities: A breathtaking campus
Located on a beautiful, modern and safe 65-acre campus on the outskirts of Athens at the foot of Mt. Hymettus, ACG provides an ideal educational setting. The College offers students a full cultural immersion experience, rich academic programs, impressive libraries, smart classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs, and Olympic-quality athletic facilities.
Comfortable and safe accommodation
International students as well as Greek students from outside Athens who attend the Pierce Leadership Academy, will have the opportunity to live in ACG’s modern Residences Complex, just few minutes’ walk away from campus. PLA students will be staying in constantly guarded, spacious, fully furnished and fully equipped apartments in one of Athens safest neighborhoods. Extra amenities include free laundry facilities and free internet access in all residential buildings.
Specially appointed and trained ACG staff as well as Chaperones will ensure a collegial atmosphere and accompany students to all trips.