Why study in Greece as an International Student?
If you are a prospective study away from home student we know that you, as well as your parents, probably have some questions. We developed this project to provide some help and more in depth advice and answers to the most common questions asked by students:
It is like asking yourself why to study in the “birthplace of academia and western civilization”, since western culture owes many of its linguistic, philosophical, cultural, legal, social and ethical beliefs and systems. This beautiful Mediterranean country is proud to be one of the oldest living cultures on earth, presenting many thousands of years of history and development. It is located near the crossroads of Europe and Asia and it is an entrance gate to the European Union, centered geographically in south-eastern Europe.
Concepts of individualism, freedom, democracy and government all have their roots in the great thinkers of Ancient Greece, whose ideas are still widely read and debated today, such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and many other great questioners and innovators. Greece’s influence has spread to high schools and universities around the world – many students read Homer’s famous works The Iliad and The Odyssey. Following the ancient Greek scholars, who have made great advances in philosophy, medicine, mathematics and astronomy, Greece now maintains graduates of the country’s educational institutions, distinguished by the high educational level that these universities provide.
International students will find that a richly varied geography, a long-established archeological tradition, a modern society and bustling economy are just some of the reasons that make Greece a fascinating place to study.
Apart from is ancient culture, modern Greece has still many to offer. As a member of the European Union, Greece is uniquely positioned as a participant in both the European and Mediterranean economies. It has experienced rapid growth and infrastructure development, especially after hosting the Olympic Games in Summer 2004.