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Founded in the year 2000, Hellenic International Studies in the Arts (HISA) is located in the historical and classical landscape of Paros, Greece, bringing together an interaction between students who desire more than a traditional lecture format with talented teachers and artists who wish to share their experience and knowledge. Drawing on extensive and diverse backgrounds in university teaching and administration, international art and academic seminars, the HISA group has consolidated their experience into a unique and creative learning environment.


HISA’s studio and liberal art courses have been carefully organized to meet the ambitious aspirations and goals of contemporary university students. HISA’s educational organization status incorporated in the US allows us to offer a top-quality program at a fair tuition. Although HISA is an independent autonomous program and creates its own syllabi and curriculum structure, individualized and tutorial in manner, all core courses are accredited by an American university. Students requiring an official transcript from HISA’s school of record will be given the relevant information and registration forms during the orientation session.

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Art Studio Format

Unique among university and study abroad programs, HISA’s studio art courses provide students with an innovative and experimental environment, reinforced with direct exposure to the history of literary and visual culture in Greece.


HISA’s main teaching facility, art exhibition gallery and working studio space is housed in the 17th century, Azari merchant quarters in the main village of Paroikia.



Students will be able to work in small groups, often individually with teachers and artists who are able to devote their full attention to the students creative and intellectual development.

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