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Study Ancient Cultures and Modern Tourism in Greece

Applications are due by January 15

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This program consists of a 3-credit spring term Classics course in Ancient Greek Culture paired with a 1-credit Art History course on Greek Art followed by a two week summer study trip to Greece. Students will visit sites throughout the Greek mainland and islands to explore the ancient world as they travel through the modern.

Eligibility: This program is open to all students in good academic standing (2.00 GPA or higher). No prior study or knowledge of Modern or Classical Greek is required.  All courses are offered in English.

Recommended For: This program is appropriate for all majors.  It may be of particular interest to students of Classics, Greek, History, Art History, Art, Philosophy or Religion.

Anticipated Program Cap:  20-24 students

Academics:  Students in this program will be enrolled in two on-campus courses followed by a required overseas tour in Greece. Students who enroll in both courses (highly recommended) will earn credit for a Learning Community. No knowledge of modern or ancient Greek language is required.

Courses:  CLAS 311: Ancient Greek Culture (3 credits)  Taught by Dr. K. Day (CLAS)

               ARHI 360: Greek Art ( 1 credit).  Taught by Dr. M. Morse (ARHI)

Seniors should pay attention to the timing of this program.  Senior students who need any portion of this coursework in order to complete degree requirements may not graduate in the spring. They must apply as a summer graduate, but can choose to participate in the commencement ceremony if they wish. Contact the Registrar for your questions. 

Program sites include Athens, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Crete, Santorini, and Mykonos.

Program Cost:  The fee for the Greece program is tentatively set at $3,850. A final cost will be announced in Fall of 2017. 

Cost includes: Ground and sea transportation, accomodations, excursions and site visits, museum entry fees and medical insurance. 

Cost does not include: Round trip airfare to Athens. Non-group meals and discretionary spending.  Airfare is not included so that students who wish to arrange for additional post-program summer travel in Europe or the region may do so.

Financial Aid:  As this program does not include tuition charges, only travel expenses, financial aid for the Spring Term cannot be applied to the program costs.  These costs are in addition to the tuition and room/board charges for the term of the program. 

Augie Choice: This program is Augie Choice eligible for all students who have completed 6 terms or 60 credits (junior status) or higher at the time of departure, including those who will complete their 6th term in the Spring of 2016.  Transfer students who have also completed 3 terms or 30 credits at Augustana, including those completing a 3rd term in Spring 2016 are also eligible for the Augie Choice grant.

Contact: Dr. Kirsten Day (Classics)  Dr. Margaret Morse (Art History)