CoursesHumanities and art courses are a strength
SettingScenic surroundings sure to inspire
ExcursionsMany out-of-classroom learning opportunities
HousingIncredible student apartments with balconies
Class SizeSmall classes ensure personalized instruction
ProfessorsInstructors are masters of their craft
DiscoveryIn Paros' safe environment, students have the luxury to discover this Greek island's culture in both a group dynamic, as well as an independent manner.
InspiringLocated among the exotic Greek Islands, Paros Island is considered to be one of Greece's most beautiful island treasures with white-washed houses, narrow streets, flowered balconies, beautiful churches and a hilly, vineyard-covered country side.
BeachesGolden beaches with crystal clear water and amazing rock formations make up the island's coast and are reminiscent of the island's volcanic beginnings.
TravelGreece's mainland and other islands are easily accessible by boat.
ApartmentsEach apartment is furnished with a full bath, kitchenette and a private balcony. You're sure to love these breezy Grecian abodes!
Great LocationMost students live in single occupancy apartments (singles are on a first-come, first-serve basis), just meters from the beach and a quick walk to the island's center.
Students can take courses ranging from Philosophy to Art History to Greek Language
This school is closely aligned with Athena’s personalized mission: class sizes
are small (less than 10 students per semester course)
Professors draw on their extensive and diverse backgrounds in
university teaching and administration, Fulbright programs direction, international art and
If you pass the courses, you’ll get the credit! Athena's program at HISA is U.S. accredited through Chapman University in California. Each student will receive a Chapman University transcript for his/her coursework taken at HISA through Athena.
Turkey (Semester Only)
A 7-8 day trip to Cappadocia and Selcuk, Turkey allows you to discover the bridge between Europe and Asia.
During both the summer and semester programs, typically 4-5 trips to other islands are included, including trips to Santorini, Delos, Naxos and Anti-Paros.
Athena’s Paros Island program is one of the most affordable programs around when you compare what you get for the price.
This program is offered in the Spring, Summer, Fall and for a full academic year. The program enrollment is limited so students are encourage to apply early, as admission is on a rolling basis.