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Study in Greece with HISA

HISA is an accredited, engaging and trip-intensive study abroad program on the vibrant and exciting Cycladic Greek island of Paros. Students can take courses in Arts and...

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All Asia Abroad: Exciting Summer Terms in Tokyo and Kyoto!

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Hellenic International Studies in the Arts Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Community

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Academics

    9

Life changes

I have traveled many times and not once, I have felt so relieved, carefree and so much self love. I was given the opportunity to expand my understanding of myself and others by being abroad. It forced me to be out of my comfort zone and become more independent. I am always excited to learn new cultures and meet new people so that I could understand how beautiful the world can be, and this trip intensified that. I also traveled all over Asia and have not been to Europe. Culturally and emotionally, this was a life changing experience. This was a great opportunity for me to explore other cultures than those of my own.
In addition, I also learned the ways and values of other cultures. For example, most Greek people was extremely welcoming and caring for my friends and I abroad. They taught us the language, showed how to get home and to other places, and ALWAYS treat us with such great hospitality. Before then, I only thought only family treat each other this lovingly. I guess family was the right word being in Greece.
The people was the best thing, but the place is most definitely second best. I get to travel and witness so many beautiful animals, florals, and lands. The places is so captivating, I have forgotten to take pictures! luckily, I have wonderful instructors and friends who did that for me.

Program: Study in Greece with HISA

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Community

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Academics

    10

Awesome and real

This was my first trip abroad to a country I've dreamed about since I was able to read about the myths (I have to say, some were in comics!) I was a little scared, but the HISA teachers and staff were amazing. My arrival was well planned out, and we first visited the Acropolis and parts of Athens. Then off to Paros! I took five courses, including two studio classes. It was hard work, but based on projects I chose (in painting and writing). I especially appreciated the way the teachers treated everyone with respect and paid attention to issues of adjustment. (Missing by boyfriend was hard!) It's the best study experience I've ever had.

Program: Study in Greece with HISA

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

The HISA experience

HISA is an amazing school that provides an experience that is incomparable to other study abroad programs. The person you come here as will transition into something you would not expect. The hospitality offered by the people here on Paros island is very beautiful. You get off at the port and everyone is there with open arms. Every weekend is a adventure and exploration through the Cycladic islands. As you will experience the life style of Paros, you will also get experience of many islands. For our midterm trip we went to Croatia which was just absolutely amazing. Each trip is guided by the wonderful brilliant staff here. Between the staff and the trips, you truly are emerged into the setting of the place. Another part of HISA I appreciated was the staff. The owners are wonderful kind hearted people who are ready to guide while you grow as a person. I came the semester before my graduating semester and I was incredibly stressed about graduating on time with the classes I needed. They accommodated my situation and did independent studies for those classes that would help graduate on time. The staff is always there for anything even outside of the classroom. HISA is a school of growth through your education as well as a personal growth experience. Through the program I grew friendships and bonds that are so important to me. Your class mates end up becoming like a family and your teachers as mentors. These connections will continue even after the program is over. I would recommend the program to everyone dearly. You will not want to leave!

Program: Study in Greece with HISA

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Wonderful cultural immersion in Greece

Attending HISA on Paros island was a great way to truly live in the Greek culture. The students got lots of personal freedom to travel as they wished and go on teacher-led cultural field trips as well. We visited all of the important sites on the Greek islands and the course load is not too restrictive so students have free time on the island as well. Paros is a wonderful place with incredible beaches and natural beauty. The towns are very safe and the nightlife is good also. Everyone is so helpful and friendly on the island. Not an expensive place to live at all, and the food options are excellent. It is very easy to travel around by bus and on foot.

Program: Study in Greece with HISA

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community

    10

Cycladic spring

Rarely has a day passed since completing my program that I don't think of some aspect of my time spent abroad. Several of our instructors were Greek natives and others had lived internationally for many years. This led to a rich information base provided by the faculty and staff. The geography and climate were stunning and ferry rides made island hopping feasible during weekends off. Many former students returned as interns. My semester abroad experience has helped shape my character today and I would absolutely recommend it to those seeking to expand their cultural horizons.

Program: Study in Greece with HISA

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