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Greece Winter

Dates

December 27, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Cost

$3,200 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology

Deadlines

Aug. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Sept. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Greece, a country of dramatic natural beauty and rich cultural traditions, provides students a true adventure as they learn about the ancient peoples whose literature, political ideas, philosophy, notions of health and well-being, religion, art and architecture continue to shape our lives. This winter program begins with an exploration of the capital, Athens before flying to the impressive Greek island of Crete.  Note: Students should be aware that some excursions may be physically strenuous and involve walking over rocky terrain.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 people per room.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, November 5, 2022, in Elizabethtown, KY. Go to our Orientation page for more information. 

Directors: Dr. Christine Shea, cshea@bsu.edu & Dr. Richard King, rjking3@bsu.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

ENG 396 Mythology

Dr. Richard King

No stories contain greater richness and depth, and none have been more influential, than those we call “Greek myths.” Students learn to read the manifestations of myth in sculpture and vases as well as selections from ancient texts. We visit the Athenian Acropolis, Eleusis, Delos, Argos, and Mycenae, the very settings in which the mythological episodes take place.

HIST 490 Topics: Day to Day in Ancient Greece

Dr. Christine Shea

What did the ancients wear? eat? hate? love? How did they spend their days and nights? How did they survive without the car, movies, texting? How did they make their money? What did they think about the good life, death, politics, sex? Why do we care? This course explores the ordinary lives of ancient Greeks— and of the Romans, Jews, Egyptians, and Christians who lived near them— as we wander their towns and poke our noses into what remains of their homes, temples, stores, streets.

PHIL 440 / PS 430 Topics: Plato's Political Ethics

Dr. Audrey Anton

This course examines the political and ethical doctrines espoused in several Platonic dialogues. We consider what individuals owe their societies and to what extent such obligations are mutual. We scrutinize Socrates’s claim that virtue is its own reward and ponder how a just society imparts virtue to its citizenry.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Trauma - Citizen Experiences in Political and Social Unrest

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

This class explores the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) as well as the impact of trauma throughout the lifespan on development of behavior, social-emotional functioning, and overall mental health. Particular interest will be paid to historic and recent citizen experience in politically violent and socially uncertain events in Greece.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in late January after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Athens

We begin our adventure in Athens sampling the glorious monuments of the classical city, such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Hephaistos, or the Theater of Dionysos, as well as the grand projects of the Romans, such as Hadrian’s Library or the Temple of Olympian Zeus.  

Heraklion, Crete

In Crete, we stay in the port city of Heraklion, our base for excursions on the island. The Koules Fortress built by the Venetians makes an impressive entrance to the old town built around the harbor and waterfront. The massive walls still stand dotted around the city, a reminder of the Venetian fortification.

Knossos, Crete

We visit the ancient city of Knossos, where the evidence points to inhabitants from the neolithic times. We will have time to discover the extensive Bronze Age Archaeological site and see the site of the Minoan Palace (first built around 1900 B.C.). Is this the labyrinth of Theseus?

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,200 + airfare

Earn 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Athens

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($165), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $400, or if you are an avid shopper, you may consider bringing additional funds), pre-departure (in USA) Covid-19 test and on-site (KIIS location abroad) Covid-19 test to return home, and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,450 – $1,550

The Greece Winter program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Athens, Greece with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on November 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Athens, Greece is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Greece  to the USA departs and arrives on the same day.Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

December 27, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Cost

$3,200 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology

Deadlines

Aug. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Sept. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Greece, a country of dramatic natural beauty and rich cultural traditions, provides students a true adventure as they learn about the ancient peoples whose literature, political ideas, philosophy, notions of health and well-being, religion, art and architecture continue to shape our lives. This winter program begins with an exploration of the capital, Athens before flying to the impressive Greek island of Crete.  Note: Students should be aware that some excursions may be physically strenuous and involve walking over rocky terrain.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 people per room.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, November 5, 2022, in Elizabethtown, KY. Go to our Orientation page for more information. 

Directors: Dr. Christine Shea, cshea@bsu.edu & Dr. Richard King, rjking3@bsu.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

ENG 396 Mythology

Dr. Richard King

No stories contain greater richness and depth, and none have been more influential, than those we call “Greek myths.” Students learn to read the manifestations of myth in sculpture and vases as well as selections from ancient texts. We visit the Athenian Acropolis, Eleusis, Delos, Argos, and Mycenae, the very settings in which the mythological episodes take place.

HIST 490 Topics: Day to Day in Ancient Greece

Dr. Christine Shea

What did the ancients wear? eat? hate? love? How did they spend their days and nights? How did they survive without the car, movies, texting? How did they make their money? What did they think about the good life, death, politics, sex? Why do we care? This course explores the ordinary lives of ancient Greeks— and of the Romans, Jews, Egyptians, and Christians who lived near them— as we wander their towns and poke our noses into what remains of their homes, temples, stores, streets.

PHIL 440 / PS 430 Topics: Plato's Political Ethics

Dr. Audrey Anton

This course examines the political and ethical doctrines espoused in several Platonic dialogues. We consider what individuals owe their societies and to what extent such obligations are mutual. We scrutinize Socrates’s claim that virtue is its own reward and ponder how a just society imparts virtue to its citizenry.

PSY 299 Topics: Psychology of Trauma - Citizen Experiences in Political and Social Unrest

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy

This class explores the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) as well as the impact of trauma throughout the lifespan on development of behavior, social-emotional functioning, and overall mental health. Particular interest will be paid to historic and recent citizen experience in politically violent and socially uncertain events in Greece.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in late January after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Athens

We begin our adventure in Athens sampling the glorious monuments of the classical city, such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Hephaistos, or the Theater of Dionysos, as well as the grand projects of the Romans, such as Hadrian’s Library or the Temple of Olympian Zeus.  

Heraklion, Crete

In Crete, we stay in the port city of Heraklion, our base for excursions on the island. The Koules Fortress built by the Venetians makes an impressive entrance to the old town built around the harbor and waterfront. The massive walls still stand dotted around the city, a reminder of the Venetian fortification.

Knossos, Crete

We visit the ancient city of Knossos, where the evidence points to inhabitants from the neolithic times. We will have time to discover the extensive Bronze Age Archaeological site and see the site of the Minoan Palace (first built around 1900 B.C.). Is this the labyrinth of Theseus?

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,200 + airfare

Earn 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Athens

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($165), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $400, or if you are an avid shopper, you may consider bringing additional funds), pre-departure (in USA) Covid-19 test and on-site (KIIS location abroad) Covid-19 test to return home, and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,450 – $1,550

The Greece Winter program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Athens, Greece with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on November 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Athens, Greece is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Greece  to the USA departs and arrives on the same day.Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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