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Hellenic American University's campus is located in the heart of Athens. The campus is within walking distance to the Acropolis, the Parliament, ancient Greek and Roman agoras, and the first modern Olympic stadium. All students studying abroad in Athens have access to the Athens Olympic Sports Complex for all their training needs. With two summer sessions per year, Athens is an ideal destination for students looking for a warm, welcoming city to immerse themselves athletically, academically, and culturally. 


Vision and Mission 

Hellenic American University was established as a non-profit, United States institution of higher education on May 11, 2004 through an Act of the General Court of the State of New Hampshire. This legislation created a fully American university chartered in the Granite State.

Hellenic American University’s degree programs are regulated, approved, and regularly monitored by the New Hampshire’s Department of Education, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education -- Higher Education Commission. Hellenic American University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Hellenic American University operates two instructional locations: one in Nashua, New Hampshire and the other in Athens, Greece.

Mission of the University

Hellenic American University has a mission to provide quality, American higher education that is interdisciplinary, career-relevant and interculturally informed. It strives to educate its students to be global citizens who are solidly grounded in the liberal arts and equipped to contribute to the economic and social development of their communities. The University’s research initiatives aim to foster the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, business, and technology.

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Summer Session 1 2024:

June 10th-28th, 2024

Application due April 15th, 2024


Summer Session 2 2024:

July 8th-26th, 2024

Application due May 15th, 2024



Students visiting Athens, Greece take two courses over a three-week span. The classes are taught in person at Hellenic American University's campus. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded six transferable college credits from our accrediting partner, Hellenic American University. In addition, students in Athens have access to the Athens Olympic Training Complex for athletic training purposes.


In addition to traditional Greek sites and meals, all students have the chance to visit local sports organizations and mental health experts in the sports psychology field.


Summer Session 1 2024:

SHI 100 - Introduction to Student-Athlete Development 

SHI 103 - Entrepreneurship in Sports

Summer Session 2 2024:

SHI 101 - Introduction to Mental Health in College Athletics

SHI 104 - Sports Management


Visiting students reside in off-campus apartments that are in close proximity to the host institution and the training facilities. Apartments are shared with other students and have a full kitchen, washing machine, wifi, and bed linens. Students share double rooms or can request a single for an additional cost.


SHI provides suggestions for students needing medical, accident, or travel insurance while abroad. It is the student's responsibility to be insured before departure. In addition, students have access to on-site student support services (academic advising, career guidance, and counseling). All students must complete a pre-departure orientation and on-site orientation. Airport transportation is provided upon arrival and departure. Lastly, students who complete the coursework receive an official Hellenic American University transcript. 



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