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Greece

Dates

May 14 – June 20, 2019

Cost

$5,350 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Classics, English, History, Political Science, Religious Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: 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. The program will begin in Athens and will travel to celebrated Greek cities and islands including Olympia, Mykonos, Naxos, Milos, Delphi and more. Note: Students should be aware that some excursions are physically strenuous and involve hiking over rocky terrain.

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

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation 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 1-2 courses.

ENG 349 Topics: Road to Athens: Travel Writing and the Greece Experience

Dr. J. A. Rice

An introductory study of the travel writing genre. Students will study prominent travel writers and guides like Pausanias, Mark Twain, Samantha Brown, and Anthony Bourdain, and use their insights to write their own thematically-based travel guides. Special attention will be paid to how Greece’s history, culture, and natural beauty can be best represented to the international tourist.

ENG 399 Topics: Plato's Lives: Rhetoric and Philosophy in Ancient Greece

Dr. J. A. Rice

An introductory study of ancient Greek rhetoric, otherwise known as the philosophic study of persuasion. Students will read authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Lysias, and Gorgias, and consider how rhetoric and philosophy influence the way we think, communicate, and ultimately relate to one another today.

ENG 396 Mythology / RELS 399 Topics: Greek Myth in Context

Dr. Richard King

Students learn ancient Greek tales while visiting sites in which many of these myths are said to have taken place—Athens, Eleusis, Delos, Delphi, Argos and Mycenae. Meanwhile, students learn to read these tales as represented in Greek art—on vases and in sculpture that we view.

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, and Christians who lived near them— as we wander their towns and poke our noses into what remains of their homes, temples, stores, streets.

PS 460 Topics: Ancient Greek Political Thought

Dr. Thomas Bunting

This course will focus on Plato. We will examine themes around justice, the good life, the ideal form of government, the gap between theory and reality, and the nature of democratic life. By examining Plato’s political theory, this course will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on what this Ancient theory means for contemporary politics and how we understand our own democratic world.

PS 460 Topics: Greek Sport and Politics

Dr. Thomas Bunting

Ancient Sport and Politics examines the relationship between sport and politics in Ancient Greece to ask broader questions about the relationship between sport and political life. Through examining this dynamic in the Ancient world, students can gain insight into contemporary problems as well.

 

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 mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

In the 36 full days we spend in Greece, we visit more than 20 museums and more than 30 archaeological sites, where students can expect to refine their understanding of Western arts, social structures, political and religious institutions, and values.

What's Included

Program Cost: $5,350 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Athens

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, ISIC card (required, approx. $25), passport fees (required, approx. $135), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000 minimum), independent travel ($300, optional) 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: $1,700 – $1,800

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 April 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 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

May 14 – June 20, 2019

Cost

$5,350 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Classics, English, History, Political Science, Religious Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: 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. The program will begin in Athens and will travel to celebrated Greek cities and islands including Olympia, Mykonos, Naxos, Milos, Delphi and more. Note: Students should be aware that some excursions are physically strenuous and involve hiking over rocky terrain.

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

Accommodations: Hotel, 3-5 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation 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 1-2 courses.

ENG 349 Topics: Road to Athens: Travel Writing and the Greece Experience

Dr. J. A. Rice

An introductory study of the travel writing genre. Students will study prominent travel writers and guides like Pausanias, Mark Twain, Samantha Brown, and Anthony Bourdain, and use their insights to write their own thematically-based travel guides. Special attention will be paid to how Greece’s history, culture, and natural beauty can be best represented to the international tourist.

ENG 399 Topics: Plato's Lives: Rhetoric and Philosophy in Ancient Greece

Dr. J. A. Rice

An introductory study of ancient Greek rhetoric, otherwise known as the philosophic study of persuasion. Students will read authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Lysias, and Gorgias, and consider how rhetoric and philosophy influence the way we think, communicate, and ultimately relate to one another today.

ENG 396 Mythology / RELS 399 Topics: Greek Myth in Context

Dr. Richard King

Students learn ancient Greek tales while visiting sites in which many of these myths are said to have taken place—Athens, Eleusis, Delos, Delphi, Argos and Mycenae. Meanwhile, students learn to read these tales as represented in Greek art—on vases and in sculpture that we view.

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, and Christians who lived near them— as we wander their towns and poke our noses into what remains of their homes, temples, stores, streets.

PS 460 Topics: Ancient Greek Political Thought

Dr. Thomas Bunting

This course will focus on Plato. We will examine themes around justice, the good life, the ideal form of government, the gap between theory and reality, and the nature of democratic life. By examining Plato’s political theory, this course will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on what this Ancient theory means for contemporary politics and how we understand our own democratic world.

PS 460 Topics: Greek Sport and Politics

Dr. Thomas Bunting

Ancient Sport and Politics examines the relationship between sport and politics in Ancient Greece to ask broader questions about the relationship between sport and political life. Through examining this dynamic in the Ancient world, students can gain insight into contemporary problems as well.

 

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 mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

In the 36 full days we spend in Greece, we visit more than 20 museums and more than 30 archaeological sites, where students can expect to refine their understanding of Western arts, social structures, political and religious institutions, and values.

What's Included

Program Cost: $5,350 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Athens

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, ISIC card (required, approx. $25), passport fees (required, approx. $135), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000 minimum), independent travel ($300, optional) 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: $1,700 – $1,800

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 April 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 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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