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Greece

Dates

May 15 – June 21, 2018

Cost

$5,250 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Classics, English, Exercise Science, History, Religious Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: 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 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ENG 290 Topics: Classical Greek Comedy

Dr Paul Ranieri

After discussing Comedy as defined by Aristotle’s Poetics, students compare and contrast the bawdy, satirical, chorus-based Old Comedy of 5th century BC Greece with the realistic, moralistic, character-based New Comedy of the 4th century BC.

ENG 290 Topics: Women in Ancient Greek Literature

Dr Paul Ranieri

From the tragic heroine to the vengeful murderess, we will explore many of the dynamic female characters in ancient Greek text and how they shaped popular culture and our own views of women in contemporary society.

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.

EXS 485 Exercise Science Topics: Health & Philosophy in Ancient and Modern Greece

Dr. Anthony Mortara

This course will examine how philosophy informs health and vice versa both in ancient and modern Greek society. From ancient Corpuscularians to the modern Medical model, health and the treatment of illness have been tightly bound to how we view the world.

EXS 485 Exercise Science Topics: History of the Olympic Games

Dr. Anthony Mortara

This course will explore the history of the Olympic Games from their 8th century BC origins to the present. Throughout history the Olympics have been a source of diplomacy, competition and camaraderie of sport.

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.

RELS 305 The History of Christianity

Dr. Steve Watkins

Students will be introduced to textual criticism, Koine Greek, geography of the text families, and biographical and historical details relating to the New Testament from early texts to English translations. Students do not need to know Koine Greek.

RELS 399 Topics: St. Paul's Influence on Early Christianity

Dr. Steve Watkins

This interdisciplinary course surveys Primary and Secondary sources involving St. Paul’s Greek influence on early Christianity and will include art, architecture, sculpture, iconography and mosaics and well as archaeological evidence of the subjects at hand.

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: $5,250 + 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), 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 15 – June 21, 2018

Cost

$5,250 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Classics, English, Exercise Science, History, Religious Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: 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 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ENG 290 Topics: Classical Greek Comedy

Dr Paul Ranieri

After discussing Comedy as defined by Aristotle’s Poetics, students compare and contrast the bawdy, satirical, chorus-based Old Comedy of 5th century BC Greece with the realistic, moralistic, character-based New Comedy of the 4th century BC.

ENG 290 Topics: Women in Ancient Greek Literature

Dr Paul Ranieri

From the tragic heroine to the vengeful murderess, we will explore many of the dynamic female characters in ancient Greek text and how they shaped popular culture and our own views of women in contemporary society.

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.

EXS 485 Exercise Science Topics: Health & Philosophy in Ancient and Modern Greece

Dr. Anthony Mortara

This course will examine how philosophy informs health and vice versa both in ancient and modern Greek society. From ancient Corpuscularians to the modern Medical model, health and the treatment of illness have been tightly bound to how we view the world.

EXS 485 Exercise Science Topics: History of the Olympic Games

Dr. Anthony Mortara

This course will explore the history of the Olympic Games from their 8th century BC origins to the present. Throughout history the Olympics have been a source of diplomacy, competition and camaraderie of sport.

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.

RELS 305 The History of Christianity

Dr. Steve Watkins

Students will be introduced to textual criticism, Koine Greek, geography of the text families, and biographical and historical details relating to the New Testament from early texts to English translations. Students do not need to know Koine Greek.

RELS 399 Topics: St. Paul's Influence on Early Christianity

Dr. Steve Watkins

This interdisciplinary course surveys Primary and Secondary sources involving St. Paul’s Greek influence on early Christianity and will include art, architecture, sculpture, iconography and mosaics and well as archaeological evidence of the subjects at hand.

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: $5,250 + 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), 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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