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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Corinth, Greece; Crete, Greece; Delphi, Greece; Eleusis, Greece; Epidauros, Greece; Meteora, Greece; Mycenae, Greece; Nafplion, Greece; Olympia, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Skopelos, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 05/20/2019 06/11/2019
NOTE: Students will depart the US on Monday, May 20, 2019 to arrive in Athens, Greece on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB and other SUNY students Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Area of Study: Anthropology, Any, Art, Art History, Classics, English, History Term: Summer
Program Advisor: Olga Crombie Credits: 3
Global Pathway UB Areas: Arts, Humanities
Program Description:

The Art and Archaeology of Greece

Santorini     Crete     Parthenon
Greece is a country located in southeastern Europe. Greece's population is approximately 11 million and Athens is the nation's capital and largest city. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, which features a vast number of islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft).

Greece has one of the longest histories of any country, tracing its roots to the civilization of Ancient Greece, which is considered the cradle of all Western civilization; its legacy includes democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy.

The program will travel through much of Greece, including stops on 3 islands.  We will visit Athens, Eleusis, Delphi, Meteora and Thessaloniki on the mainland; Corinth, Nafplion, Mycenae, Epidauros, and Olympia on the Peleponnesos; and we will stay on the islands of Crete, Santorini, and Skopelos.
Please join us for a spectacular 23 day trip and UB course around Greece!  The academic program will consist in one 3-credit Classics course, CL 287, The Art and Archaeology of Greece. The course will satisfy Humanities OR Arts credit in the older UB Gen Ed program AND in the new Global Pathways program as part of the UB Curriculum.  Students will enjoy lectures, readings, museum visits and site visits that are rich in the history, social movement, art and culture of the world of the ancient Greeks. Our days and evenings will also be filled with the opportunity to experience all aspects of contemporary Greece.  We will travel around much of mainland Greece and the Peloponnesus, and will also visit four great islands (Santorini, Crete, Hydra, and Skopelos).

Students will share double rooms (with bath) in very pleasant 3 and 4 star hotels. All breakfasts and some evening meals included.
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Summer.
Please contact the Faculty Program Director:

Dr. Don McGuire

The Study Abroad Program Advisor, Olga Crombie, can be reached by email or by phone (716) 645-6279. Walk-ins are welcome in 1Capen on M-F from 12:30-4:30pm and appointments can be scheduled M-F from 10am-noon.

This program is currently not accepting applications.