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Winter 2018: Athens PHIL - micro
January 08, 2018 - January 29, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/01/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 316
03/08/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 316
03/09/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 316
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/10/2017 5:15 PM - 6:15 PMPNY 206
10/18/2017 5:15 PM - 6:15 PMPNY 206
11/12/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMPRN 236
12/03/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMPRN 236
Program Notes
Program Description
Study Social and Political Philosophy in the cradle of Western democracy: sunny Athens, where it won't feel like winter! Enjoy the historic surroundings, following in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle in the Agora, Plato’s Academy, and the Lyceum. Students enrolled in this winter session program will be housed in The Athens Centre (, a facility with classroom space, a library, and a computer lab. The Centre is within walking distance of just about everything, including the famous Acropolis and the Panathenaic Stadium (home to the first modern Olympics in 1896). Eat great food and sip great coffee while gazing at the Parthenon and other wonders.

Students are responsible for most of their meals. The accommodations are self-contained units with kitchens, and cheap grocery stores and restaurants are within easy walking distance. There is a Friday street market a block away.

From the Homeric epics to the life and death of Socrates, we’ll have a history primer before immersing ourselves in Plato’s Republic, all the while comparing the Athenian experiment in democracy with our own. Is the United States the Athens of the modern world? We’ll examine the interplay between fiction and politics: Plato banned poets from the Republic on the ground that they are liars; Aristophanes lampooned Socrates in The Clouds. We'll visit art galleries. We’ll journey to Olympia and the island of Aegina. We’ll visit Corinth and Napflion, compare the Peloponnesian War with our own Civil War, and compare Pericles with Lincoln.

The Program Fee includes lodging, airport transfers if traveling on group flight, excursions, medical insurance and a farewell meal.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Greece, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Athens. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, plane tickets have been reserved for the group, and students are strongly encouraged to purchase as part of the group reservation.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
PHIL 201-070: Social and Political Philosophy (3 credits)
Classical and contemporary views on such problems as the proper scope and functions of government, on what a just distribution of wealth is, and on the extent of an individual's rights, liberties and obligation to obey the law.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-116: Study Abroad - Athens PHIL-micro (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,150.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,485.00$3,984.00
Final Program Fee$2,275.00$2,275.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$3,790.00$6,289.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,150.00$1,150.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Richard Hanley
Faculty Director
24 Kent Way

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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