Places Still Available for Classics in Greece Summer Study Abroad

Places Still Available for Classics in Greece Summer Study Abroad
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – There are still places available in the 2015 University of Arkansas “Classics in Greece” summer program. The Greece trip has been a life-changing event for numerous U of A students; this will be the ninth U of A Greece study tour since 2000.

Please see the U of A Study Abroad website for the brochure and application at studyabroad.uark.edu/classicsingreece. And please look at the course website for academic and travel details.

The participants will be in Greece for four weeks: long enough to get to know it well. We will experience and learn about topography, history, art, politics, religion, archaeology and literature – and get a good perspective on Greece’s importance to the civilizations of the world as a whole. They will spend time on two of the country’s most beautiful islands, see its magnificent museums, hike in its mountains, swim in its wine-dark seas and enjoy its healthy and delicious foods. Participants will stay in comfortable hotels, double occupancy. Breakfasts are provided.

Highlights include:

  • Athens, the Parthenon and the Acropolis.
  • Byzantine monastery of Osios Loukas with its sparkling mosaics.
  • Apollo’s Oracle at Delphi.
  • Agamemnon’s stronghold at Mycenae.
  • Isle of Crete with the Palace of Minos at Knossos, and a daylong hike down the Samaria Gorge (Europe’s longest) to the Libyan Sea.
  • Epidaurus with its acoustically perfect classical theater and healing sanctuary of Asclepius.
  • Olympia, the site of the Olympic Games for over 1,000 years.
  • Eleusis: Site of the Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone.

And unique to this program will be:

  • The battlefield site of Thermopylae.
  • Isle of Corfu.
  • The “monasteries in the air” at Meteora.
  • Day trip to Albania to see ruins of an ancient Roman city.

Students may earn six hours of honors credit or regular for this program.

Comments from 2013 participants:

“Students should do it; it will be one of the best experiences of their life and they will meet lifelong friends.”

“You will connect with your roots in an unbelievable way.”

“Take it! You could not ask for better professors.”

“You’ll never find another opportunity to be so connected with your surroundings. Because the professors were fluent in Greek and are well-seasoned travelers, I got 10 times more out of the trip. No tour guide could do what they did.”

“It’s a lot of fun. The professors are great, really know what they’re doing, great leaders. One makes amazing friends. Even if one isn’t a classicist, the learning can still apply to one’s academic goals.”

“If a student has any, even passing interest in history, art, or architecture, this program will be one of the most amazing experiences of their lives.”

“It was a blast — mentally challenging, but definitely worth it.”

“The trip allows you to see and learn so much, the professors are great and their knowledge of the area really helped everybody out.”

Please contact Daniel Levine with questions at dlevine@uark.edu.

Contacts

Daniel Levine, professor of classical studies
World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
479-575-2951, dlevine@uark.edu

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