University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2021: Athens LLCU - micro

Program Dates June 07, 2021 - June 29, 2021 (dates are tentative)

Program Overview Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of an ancient world as you walk through the bright lights of modern Athens. Explore early forms of Western theatre, athletics, war, and politics in the balmy Mediterranean sun. See how the competitive spirit of Greek antiquity – the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat – continues to live on to today.

The world of ancient Greece was brimming with things that continue to seize our attention. Using the metropolitan city of Athens as our base, we’ll visit ancient theatres, athletic centers, temples concealing fascinating rituals, and treasuries housing tokens of military victories. Students will learn firsthand the lasting legacy of Greek antiquity. Common sites visited during the winter semester include the lofty sanctuary at Delphi, the renowned theatres Athens, Epidaurus, and Corinth, the Bronze Age palace of Mycenae, the island of Aegina, the stadium of Nemea, and Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic games.

Students will be housed in private apartments in downtown Athens supplied with kitchens for students to prepare their own meals. On overnight site visits, students will be housed in hotels. The program includes welcome and farewell suppers.

Whether you're interested in exploring ancient ruins, the productions of the great Greek tragedians, legal and political dramas, or the timeless contests of athletes and warriors, you'll find it here in this journey into the distant past. The exciting world of ancient Greece awaits!

Meet the Faculty:

The Program Fee includes lodging, excursions, medical insurance, and several group meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Greece and airport transfers 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. All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
LLCU 330-070: Victors and Spoils: Competition in Ancient Greece (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-188: Study Abroad - Athens DLLC - 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$1,590.00$4,269.00
Estimated Program Fee$2,600.00$2,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$4,235.00$6,914.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00

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.

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:
Tyson Sukava
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
112 Jastak-Burgess Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on February 20, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on February 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 02, 2021

Interest Meetings:

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