Applications open early-September 2017 for the Summer 2018 term.
The Classics in Greece study abroad program takes place every other year (in odd years).
Once applications open, click the "Apply Now
" button at the top of the page to begin. When your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal.
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Do you want to immerse yourself in Greece’s history, art, culture, cuisine, topography, language and literature? If so, this is the program for you.
This year’s study tour offers visits to Greek archaeological sites and museums, and opportunities to hike in Greece’s mountains and swim in its “wine-dark sea.” Students will earn six hours of upper-level credit as they learn about every period in Greek history, from the Minoan and Mycenaean Bronze Age, to the Archaic and Classical periods, to the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman eras, leading to the creation of the Modern Greek state.
This program will introduce students to historical, cultural and artistic accomplishments of Ancient and Medieval Greek civilization, and to the modern culture of the Aegean area. Students travel to numerous archaeological sites, museums, churches, mosques, and historically significant locations. They explore the diverse topographical regions of the Aegean to gain an understanding of the rise of cultures in the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Archaic, Classical, Roman, Byzantine, Turkish, and modern periods there. The program is intended for undergraduate students in classical studies, European studies, and those generally interested in history, archaeology, and art.
The trip will be led by Daniel Levine and George Paulson, both from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Levine has been in Greece 19 times as a student, faculty researcher and director of summer programs. Mr. Paulson has been in Greece 15 times as student, teacher and director of summer programs. The trip leaders have co-led this study tour 7 times. Both instructors speak Modern Greek.
For more detailed information about this trip’s academic components, check out the faculty leaders’ program website as well.
Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours
by the beginning of the program abroad
Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5
or better at the time of application
Display an academic record demonstrating maturity
Actively participate in ALL group meetings held throughout the spring (approximately 4 meetings) as part of the preparation for the program
Credit Issued By
: University of Arkansas
Six (6) credit hours
: Offered at the Undergraduate level (students enroll in two 3-credit courses)
CLST 4003H HONORS COURSE: GREEK RELIGION AND ARCHAEOLOGY
CLST 3993H HONORS COURSE: ANCIENT/MEDIEVAL GREEK ART AND CULTURE
WLLC 4233 CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION: FIELD STUDIES (GREECE)
EUST 4703 SPECIAL TOPICS: MODERN GREECE
All students will enroll for two of the courses above, and will present two site reports (one for each course). They will write two short papers (one for each course), and submit a final examination. Each student will write only one final examination, which will serve for both courses. Research for the site reports will be completed before the trip begins, but the papers and final examination are due at the end of summer session II (usually the end of the first week in August). All students will write a travel journal. All students will learn a modicum of Modern Greek.
CLST 4003H. Honors Course: Greek Religion and Archaeology
Students will visit and study sanctuaries sacred to several gods. They will report on the religious activities and associated structures and artifacts, describing important aspects of the cults, using both literary and archaeological evidence. Students will write one analytical honors-level paper on the subject. They will write a final examination on various genres of archaeological remains. Honors students will submit part of their work to the professors before the trip. They will keep a Travel Journal.
CLST 3993H. Honors Course: Ancient/Medieval Greek Art and Culture
Students will visit and study sites and museums in Greece. They will report on significant artistic, architectural, and archaeological material describing and analyzing important aspects of the art and culture associated with the material remains, using both literary and archaeological evidence (with a handout). They will write a final examination on various genres of archaeological remains. Students will write one analytical honors-level paper on the subject. Honors students will submit part of their work to the professors before the trip. They will keep a Travel Journal.
WLLC 4233: Culture and Civilization: Field Studies (Greece)
Students will visit and study sites and museums in Greece. They will deliver one short report (with a handout) on significant artistic, architectural, and archaeological material (to be researched before the trip), and write one paper describing and analyzing important aspects of the art and culture associated with the material remains, using both literary and archaeological evidence. They will write a final examination on various genres of archaeological remains. They will keep a Travel Journal.
EUST 4703: Special Topic: Modern Greece
Students will visit and study sites and museums in Greece and give a report on a pertinent issue relating to Modern Greece which they will have researched before the trip (with a handout). They will write one paper describing and analyzing the issue they choose in consultation with the professors. They will write a final examination on various genres of archaeological remains. They will keep a Travel Journal.
Students will sleep most nights in comfortable hotels, but also in ship cabins.
Students travel to numerous archaeological sites, museums, churches, mosques, and historically significant locations. They explore the diverse topographical regions of the Aegean to gain an understanding of the rise of cultures in the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Archaic, Classical Roman, Byzantine, Turkish, and modern periods there. We travel by boats and buses, on the Athens Metro, and on foot. We will be able to see a lot, thanks to the excellent roads and fine accommodations in all parts of Greece. We will see the popular places, and also places off the beaten path. We welcome you on this trip back in time, to the beginnings of the European experience.
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.
In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully.
U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website.
For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leaders:
"I learned more about archaeology, classical studies and cultural anthropology than I ever have through a textbook or years of courses. Their passion resonates outward and inspires you to learn more about the topic at hand."
"I feel a stronger connection and desire to learn more about ancient and modern Greece. The archaeology and history is so fascinating and layered. A person could spend a lifetime on the many subjects and topics we covered in these courses and both professors were so passionate that it stirred me."
"There could be no better way to experience a new culture and learn about the history, both ancient and modern."
"I was impressed by the professors on my study. They were exceptional. I was put in situations where I could practice communication with local people and interact with them. I was able to study many archaeological and historical sites and hear presentations on those sites. We would basically have class on the site."
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