The U.S. Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with Deree – The American College of Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College, and Perrotis College – American Farm School, announces the program “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” that will provide higher education scholarships to 100 eligible refugees in Athens, and 100 in Thessaloniki.
The goal of the program is to give opportunities to displaced students to continue their education; provide them with knowledge, skills and academic credits they can use either in Greece or in any other European country they move to in the future; help them get out of the camps and become integrated in local colleges; and offer young refugees hope for the future.
The “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” program will offer two courses per student for the next two semesters (Fall 2017-18 and Spring 2017-18) in the three U.S. affiliated colleges in Athens and Thessaloniki. The courses offered will include preparatory English classes, academic classes in diverse fields based on the educational background of participants, as well as vocational training.
At Deree, 100 students will have the opportunity to select from an array of courses, such as:
- English for Academic Purposes
- Fundamentals of Academic English
- Introduction to Academic Writing
- Mathematics for Liberal Arts
- Survey of Western Civilization and more!
The three partner educational institutions will receive and review all applications and will determine, together with the applicant, the appropriate courses.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, August 30, 2017