Summer Program in Athens, Greece

The Core Curriculum and the Department of Classical Studies invite you to consider studying with us this summer in Athens, Greece.

The program will consist of two courses to be taught on the beautiful campus of Deree: The American College of Greece, situated in the Agia Paraskevi suburb of Athens.  Students will study the Greek language as well as one course in Greek culture and history.  The Greek language course will be taught by a Boston University faculty member and the other course by a faculty member from Deree.

Students will live in the modern residence complex of Deree.  Deree’s apartment-style residences feature fully equipped kitchens, marble bathrooms and floors, huge furnished outdoor balconies, complimentary on-site laundry facilities, complimentary fitness center in main building, a quiet study area, outdoor area in back for relaxing, and large lobby with TV, DVDs and games for casual group gatherings. The study abroad special program fee includes a double bedroom in Deree’s apartment-style residence shared with another student. Students can choose to upgrade to a private bedroom within a shared apartment or private studio apartment for an additional fee.

In addition to study in Athens, students will make between two and four excursions to other cultural or historical sites in Greece.

The cost for the academic program will be approximately $3000 (not including excursion fees and airfare).  We estimate the complete cost of the program (including travel etc.) to be in the neighborhood of $5,000 to 5,500 (excluding food).  However, the Boston University Philhellenes organization, the Department of Classical Studies, and the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor are raising funds for scholarships to defray the costs of this program.  Core students will be eligible to apply for scholarships early next semester.  We hope that the scholarships will reduce the cost of the program by about 50%.

If you are interested in this program, please let us know in January when you return to campus.  The deadline for applying for scholarships to the program will probably be in mid February.

For further information, contact Professor L. J. Samons,, or the Department of Classical Studies: 617-353-2427,

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