U.S. Mission to Greece launches “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus”
Academic Scholarship program for young refugees in Greece
The U.S. Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with The American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College, Deree – The American College of Greece, 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 and Spring 2018) 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 participants’ educational background, as well as vocational training.
Deadline for applications: August 30
For application and admissions information
- American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College: Ms. Roula Lebetli, Admissions Director, tel: 2310 398-239, email: firstname.lastname@example.org | act.edu/education-unites
- Deree: Kathleen Macdonell, Consultant, tel: 2106009800 (ext. 1511), email: email@example.com | acg.edu/education-unites
- Perrotis College: Ms. Katerina Pitseli, New Start Coordinator, tel: 2310 492-702, email: firstname.lastname@example.org | perrotiscollege.edu.gr/new-start-project
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