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CofC in Greece 2018: Classics

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 08, 2018
Program Starts: May 17, 2018
Program Ends: Jun 15, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,400
Contact Phone: 843-953-7823
Contact Name: Stephanie Leahy
Contact Email:
What is Included: -Intra-Greece airfare (students book round-trip flights to Greece on their own)
-About half the meals
-Ground transportation while abroad, including ferries to 3 different islands
-Entrances into sites
-Overseas medical insurance
-$50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: -Tuition and associated fees
-Round-trip international airfare to/from Athens
-About half the meals
-Passport fees
-Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will book their own flights and be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description


Students take the following two courses:

CLAS 121: Classical Greece - 3 credits
CLAS 203: Special Topics (Greek Myth and Religion) - 3 credits


This program will travel through a country whose natural beauty is surpassed only by the depth of its contributions to human flourishing. The program begins in Athens, where we will ascend the steps of the acropolis to see the Parthenon and, afterwards, travel down to the harbor of the Piraeus, the epicenter of Athens’ famous naval empire. The program then moves through mainland Greece (Nafplio, Olympia, Preveza, Delphi), visiting the palace of Agamemnon (Mycenae), the perfectly preserved ancient theater at Epidaurus, the site of the original Olympic Games, the bay where Augustus Caesar defeated Marc Antony (Actium), and the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, whose inscription, “Know Thyself,” was made famous by Socrates and Plato. The second part of the program will take us into the islands (Santorini, Mykonos, Delos) and finally back to Athens. The final evening will end with sunset over the cape of Sounio.

Students should expect light hiking on mountainous terrain.


Dr. Andrew Alwine
Department of Classics

Dr. Alwine is an Assistant Professor of Classics and a specialist in ancient Greek history and politics. He co-directed a CofC study abroad program to Greece in 2014 and 2016.

Dr. Samuel Flores
Department of Classics

Dr. Flores is an Assistant Professor of Classics and a specialist in Greek philosophy and Classical Greek literature.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education(contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

Quick Facts

Population: 10767827
Capital: Athens
Per-capita GDP: $ 26600
Size: 131957 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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