|Restrictions:||LMU applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start/Arrival Date||End/Departure Date|
|Summer||2017||02/10/2017 **||Rolling Admission||06/28/2017||07/29/2017|
|NOTE: The program dates listed here are approximate and will be finalized closer to program departure.|
** 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.
|Class Standing:||-Sophomore, Junior, Senior||Minimum GPA:||3.00|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Prerequisite:||None|
|Housing Option(s):||Hotel||Credit Type:||LMU Credit & Grades|
|Credits:||8 Semester Hours||Financial Aid Applicability:||Some Financial Aid (Loans)|
|Faculty Program Director:||Dr. Christina Bogdanou||Faculty Program Director Email:||email@example.com|
|Interview with Faculty Program Director or Designee Required?:||Yes||Study Abroad Advisor:||Christina Andrick|
|Application Fee:||$100||Areas of Study:||European Studies, European/World Literature in Translation, Foreign Literature in Translation, Greek Philosophy, Modern Greek History, Literature and Culture, Modern Greek Studies|
|Summer Abroad Information Session Required?:||Yes||LMU Core Courses Available:||Flags: Engaged Learning, Integrations: Ethics and Justice, Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections|
Join us for an Odyssey and spend four weeks in Greece studying and exploring the land and culture that is the cornerstone of Western civilization.
The Program begins in Athens where students visit the Acropolis, the ancient Agora, and various museums around the city. A walking tour of the city and its street art give students a feeling for Athens as a modern European metropolis. The next stop is the beautiful island of the Aegean, Spetses, famous for its history, distinctive architecture, stately mansions, and beautiful beaches. The group spends three weeks in Spetses where the academic program takes place.
At the end of our stay in Spetses, the group travels for a week all around Greece and visits well-known historical and archaeological sites such as the ancient theater of Epidavros, Mycenae, Corinth, Nemea, Nafplio, Sparta, Mystra, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, and the island of Hydra.
Five scholarships, $1,000 each, are awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. For the academic year 2016-2017, the Elios Foundations offers scholarship opportunities based on academic excellence and financial need (up to $10,000).
The Program resides in Spetses for 3 weeks, a small island two hours by boat from Athens. One of the most beautiful islands of the Aegean, it is known for its history as well as its many coves and beaches, some sandy, some rocky, many still rimmed with pines. There are no cars on the island and most people travel by bicycles and horse-drawn carriages which lend a special charm to life on Spetses.
ACADEMICS (FOR SUMMER 2017)
HOUSING AND MEALS
On the island and on field trips, students will live in air-conditioned hotels, two per room, with breakfast and lunch provided by the program.
CULTURAL EXCURSIONS (SUMMER 2017)
A series of exciting cultural excursions are provided as part of the course schedule. Students are required to attend all planned activities.
2. Acropolis Museum
3. Ancient Agora
4. Athens Archaeological Museum
5. Ancient Corinth – Site & Museum
6. Nemea – Site, Museum & Stadium
7. Mycenae – Site & Museum
8. Ancient Argos Theatre
9. Epidauros – Site, Museum & Theatre
10. Palamidi Castle
12. Mistras – Site & Churches
13. Olympia – Site & Museum
14.Delphi – Site & Museum
W June 28 Departure from LAX
Th June 29 Arrival to Athens
F July 30 Visit the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
Sat July 1 Visit to the National Archaeological Museum/
Street art tour
Sun July 2 Departure from Athens / Arrival in Spetses
M-F July 3-7 Class 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat July 8 Explore Spetses - Anargyrios beach trip
Sun July 9 Free day – explore Spetses
M-F July 10-14 Classes 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sat July 15 Day trip to Hydra
Sun July 16 Free day – explore Spetses
M-F July 17-21 Classes 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Sat July 22 Departure from Spetses – Visit Corinth
Visit to Nafplio – Epidavros theater performance
Sun July 23 Visit Epidavros and Mycenae
M July 24 Visit Palamidi – Mystras
T July 25 Visit Olympia
W July 26 Visit Delphi
Th July 27 Visit Meteora –return to Athens
F July 28 Athens – Free day
Sat July 29 Departure from Greece - Return to LAX