University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Athens ENGL - micro

Program Dates January 08, 2018 - January 29, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview Study Biblical and Classical Literature in Athens, the birthplace of Western Civilization and democracy! Walk the storied city where Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle practiced philosophy. Visit the awe-inspiring Acropolis, the ancient sanctuary dedicated to its patron, the Goddess Athena. See the Parthenon lit up at night, having read the speeches of Pericles, the general and politician who oversaw its construction.

Athens is a living museum that revels in myth, religion, history, and philosophy. At once ancient and modern, the city invokes both passion and pensiveness. Students enrolled in this winter session program will be housed in the heart of the city at The Athens Centre (http://athenscentre.gr), a facility with classroom space, a library, and a computer lab. In addition to visiting numerous sites in and around Athens—including the Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Church of Panagia Kapnikarea, and the Jewish Museum of Greece—we will also make excursions to ancient Delphi and historic sites within the Peloponnese.

Over the course of three intensive weeks, we will read classical works like the epics Iliad and Odyssey and compare them with those from the Biblical tradition. Students will be encouraged to delve into the pantheon of Greek gods, retell old myths, solve ancient riddles, follow in the footstep of ancient heroes like Achilles and Odysseus, wander vibrant streets, and enjoy world-renowned souvlaki and coffee, all while reading and discussing classical works in the land where they were composed.

The Program Fee includes lodging, excursions, medical insurance and a farewell meal.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Greece and airport tranfers in the United States.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.

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.

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.
ENGL 202-070: Biblical and Classical Literature (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Multicultural
UNIV 370-115: Study Abroad - Athens ENGL - micro (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
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 $3,790.00$6,289.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,150.00$1,150.00

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.

*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.


Contact Information:
David Satran
Faculty Director
English
77 E Main Street – Suite 103
302-547-6549
satran@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017



Interest Meetings:
02/22/2017, 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM, 77 East Main Street, Room 105
02/28/2017, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM, 77 East Main Street, Room 105
03/23/2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 77 East Main Street, Room 105
04/04/2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 77 East Main Street, Room 105
04/11/2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, UD Downtown Center - Wilmington
04/13/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Memorial 126
04/19/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Memorial 126


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