Come explore the civilization and culture of Classical Greece. This two week program will study monuments throughout Greece with visits to museums, theaters, temples, a monastery, and a special folk-dancing performance. The group will begin in Athens, and continue to visit Sparta, Pylos, Olympia, Delphi, the island of Crete and more.
Optional Santorini Island Extension (June 19-23)
Students may choose to stay for this optional post-program extension. Highlights include a guided visit to the Museum of Prehistoric Thira, sightseeing and tour visiting the site of Acrotiri, swimming, a winery visit, and short visit to the town of Oia. The cost of this extension is between $835-$1,005. The fee includes accommodation, daily breakfast buffet, one dinner, tour guides, and transportation. Students would be responsible for extra meals not included, admission fees to sites on the islands, and gratuities for bus drivers and guides.
Students will receive three credits in Classics. The course will satisfy the Cultural Diversity requirement and can count as a Christ College seminar.
The dates of the program are June 5-19, 2018. Please note students must arrive by June 5 and will need to plan to depart the US on June 4.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Applicants should have at least sophomore standing during the time of the program (Summer 2018). The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by the program leader alongside the Office of International Programs staff after the deadline has passed. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Students will pay tuition at the summer per-credit rate for the course as well as the program fee. The program fee is currently estimated around $2,060 but could change based on how many students participate in the program. A final program fee will be shared at the time of acceptance based on up-to-date information and the final number of participants in the program.
The program fee includes:
- Accommodation for twelve overnights in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities in 3 and 4 star hotels as per itinerary
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Guide services throughout the tour
- Group bus transfers to/from airport and ports and group transportation in-country (including overnight ferries to and from the island of Crete)
- Six dinners with local specialties including welcome & farewell
- Winery visit and tour
- Cultural visits
Note: International airfare and passport fees and personal spending amounts are not included. See Budget Sheet above for full cost estimates.
Program Contact Information
Naomi Kaloudis - Visiting Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Office: ASB 269
Phone: (219) 464-5174
Study Abroad Advising:
Erin Kunert - Associate Professor of Study Abroad Programs
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Apply for a Passport
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program’s end date. As part of the application, students must upload a copy of a valid passport, or a receipt or similar proof that the student has submitted a passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.