Greek America Foundation President and Founder Gregory Pappas met with Leonidas Koskos, President, and Dr. Leonidas Tzonis, Executive Vice President, of the Hellenic American University (HAU).
HAU is a US-accredited institution of higher learning in Athens that welcomes hundreds of students from various American colleges and universities for study abroad programs every year and also offers a host of accredited understate and graduate degree programs to students from Greece and throughout the world.
Incorporated in New Hampshire as a US academic institution, HAU’s central Athens campus in the Kolonaki/Neapoli neighborhood make it an attractive place for international students to visit.
The Greek America Foundation shares a fruitful partnership with the university in several capacities.
The are hosts of our Semester in Athens scholarship recipients who spend an entire semester studying in Greece (Read more about this scholarship here) and also provide college credit to our volunteers who take part in our annual summer volunteer program, also known as Greek America Corps.
During the meeting, a fruitful dialogue ensued, as did an exchange of ideas on how we can make Greece more accessible to more communities of students. This includes various high school programs such as HAU’s annual Flight Academy for high school students interested in pursuing careers in aviation, and the implementation of a new part-online part-in person “Survival Greek” course for visitors to Greece.