May 12 - June 1, 2020
Program Description: Greece’s notoriously warm hospitality is warmer than ever. Tourists are welcome, the Greek people are congenial and friendly, and we can enjoy a gorgeous country and incredible food as we experience the rich historical, literary, cultural, social, and artistic contributions of Greece. Much of Greece's history relates back to the primary thinkers and artists of ancient civilization when so many works of philosophy, the arts, and even history reflected the same principles. The courses offered in Greece will build on the country’s rich history and cultural traditions while program excursions will enhance and show the intersections of topics studied in each course.
Excursions: There will be multiple excursions in and around the Tolon and Athens vicinities. Excursions may include visits to Mycenae and Epidaurus, Olympia, Corinth, Delphi, Patras, the temple of Poseidon, the Acropolis, and the Ancient Agora.
Note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles each day, and you should bring shoes that are appropriate for comfortable walking. You may also walk over steep, uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities. Flip-flops are not recommended for such walking, although they can come in handy while in the seashore village of Tolon.
Courses: Students may choose 1 course (3 credit hours) in the following:
- Myth & Tradition: Greek Mythos: ENGL 2160
- General Biology: BIOL 1110
- Fundamentals of Communication: COMM 2025
- Introduction to Drama: ENGL 2520
- Survey World Civilizations I: Ancient Times to 1500: HIST 1110
Classes will be held three hours per day during the week and occasionally on weekends. Remember that flexibility is key.
Accommodations: Budget accommodations in hotels in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, and Tolon will include two meals a day (breakfast and dinner). Note that room assignments will often include at least three students per room.
Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles each day, and you should bring shoes appropriate for comfortable walking. You may also walk over steep, uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities. Flip-flops are not recommended for such walking, although they can come in handy while in the seashore village of Tolon. You will need to take appropriate precautions with sun exposure and drink plenty of water; consider bringing a water bottle.
Excursions May Include
There will be multiple excursions in and around the Tolon and Athens vicinities. Excursions may include visits to Mycenae, Olympia, Corinth, Delphi, the temple of Poseidon, the Acropolis, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Ancient Agora
The program cost is made up of the application fee and program fee (airfare included). All fees are paid at your home institution. Students are also required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100 by February 1. This fee will be paid through your Study Abroad application.
A $100 U of M administration fee is already included in the given program price, but students will need to pay the TnCIS Application Fee, which is not included in the program price.
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- International airfare from Nashville
- Program lodging
- Group Excursions
- Required ground transportation
- Limited health insurance
- $100 Application Fee
- Tuition for 3-credit hours
- Transportation to and from Nashville
- Personal Spending Money
Application Procedure: In addition to the study abroad application due February 1, applicants will need to complete the TnCIS application by February 1. This application includes the online form, official transcript, and a letter of recommendation.
The program fee is due by March 6, 2020.The program fee covers a round trip economy airfare for a single seat from Nashville, and the cost of all other basic program expenses such as program lodging, planned group excursions, required ground transportation, specified meals and limited health insurance.Expenses not covered in the program fee include, but are not limited to: transportation to and from Nashville, any costs/fees imposed by the airline beyond the single seat economy airfare (i.e. domestic and international baggage fees or additional seat requirements), passport, any required tourist visa, textbooks, and personal spending money.
Non-US citizen participants may require a tourist visa and should review the Non-US Citizens webpage for more details. Applicants must research the tourist visa application cost and anticipate travel costs associated with any required in-person interview or submission of information related to this process.