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Greece Winter

Dates

December 26, 2020 – January 6, 2021

Cost

$3,100 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Anthropology, Classics, English, History, Religious Studies

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 7, 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.

ANTH 366 Topics: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Prof. Kathleen Quinn

This course provides both a history of Greek archaeology as a field of inquiry (i.e., how we know what we know) and a survey of the major monuments of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the mid-4th century AD (i.e., what we know). Students explore influences on the development of Greek art and architecture and study the cultural practices associated with them.

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

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.

RELS 222 Christians, Jews, and Pagans

Dr. Steve Watkins

This course will examine the historical contexts and religious debates among ancient Pagans, Jews, and Christians in their settings around the Mediterranean Sea—especially Greece and on the Island of Crete. Minoan and Mycenean traditions will be a special focus given class visits to ancient archeaological sites and museums in Athens and Crete.

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: $3,100 + 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, ISIC card (recommended, approx. $25), passport fees ($145), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $400, or if you are an avid shopper, you may consider bringing additional funds), 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: $1,600 – $1,700

The Greece 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 26, 2020 – January 6, 2021

Cost

$3,100 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Anthropology, Classics, English, History, Religious Studies

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 7, 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.

ANTH 366 Topics: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Prof. Kathleen Quinn

This course provides both a history of Greek archaeology as a field of inquiry (i.e., how we know what we know) and a survey of the major monuments of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the mid-4th century AD (i.e., what we know). Students explore influences on the development of Greek art and architecture and study the cultural practices associated with them.

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

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.

RELS 222 Christians, Jews, and Pagans

Dr. Steve Watkins

This course will examine the historical contexts and religious debates among ancient Pagans, Jews, and Christians in their settings around the Mediterranean Sea—especially Greece and on the Island of Crete. Minoan and Mycenean traditions will be a special focus given class visits to ancient archeaological sites and museums in Athens and Crete.

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: $3,100 + 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, ISIC card (recommended, approx. $25), passport fees ($145), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $400, or if you are an avid shopper, you may consider bringing additional funds), 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: $1,600 – $1,700

The Greece 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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