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W&M Summer- Athens
Athens, Greece
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Host Institution:
College Year Athens
 Language of Instruction:
 WM/Reves Scholarships:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit
 Admission Requirements:
Good Academic Standing
 Class Status:
1- Freshman, 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior
 Program Goal:
Study Abroad
 Housing Options:
Apartment (Single), Apartment (shared), Double occupancy rooms, Hotel
 CISI Medical Insurance:
Coverage included in program fee
Program Description:

The College of William & Mary’s Department of Classical Studies has established an intensive four-week summer program in Ancient Roman Studies, focused on Athens and Nafplio. Students visit archaeological sites, and study monuments and works of art of classical antiquity in their original setting.

During the program, approximately two weeks are devoted to excursions to sites within Athens and the surrounding area. The rest of the time is spent in Nafplio, and other places of interest such as Delphi, Olympia and others, visiting sites and museums. Housing and excursion logistics are provided by our institutional partner, College Year Athens (CYA).  During the stay in Athens, students will live in furnished apartments within a short walking distance from the offices and classrooms of (CYA). While in Nafplio and other locations, students will stay in double or triple occupancy hotels.  Students will receive lunches while in Athens at the CYA cafeteria, and breakfasts while in hotels.  This is included in the program fee.  The apartments in Athens have fully equipped kitchens to prepare your other meals.  While in other locations, students may receive a meal stipend for lunches.   

All students will earn a total of 6 credits for the program.  Students will take CLCV 489: The Ancient City, an on-site course in Greece (for 4 credits) which satisfies both GER4a and GER5. Course requirements will include the completion of assigned readings, site reports, a journal and a final exam or essay. The second course, CLCV 494: Undergraduate Research Abroad in Classical Studies, is for 2 credits and will involve writing a research paper on a topic of student interest relating to Greece. There is the option to take up to 2 additional credits for CLCV 494 for an addtional cost (see breakdown below).  If selected for participation by faculty, students may also add the research symposium in the following fall for an additional 1 credit. Students electing to take the additional credits can earn up to an additional 3 credits for a total of up to 9 credits in the program. Grades will appear on W&M transcripts and will be included in GPA calculations.

Please note that this program runs alternately with the Rome/Pompeii program on odd numbered years.

Please note that the ADDITIONAL research credits for CLCV 494: Undergraduate Research Abroad in Classical Studies above the 2 credits is at an additional cost at the following rate:

1 credit: $206

2 credits: $413

The Reves Center advisor for the Athens & Nafplio summer program is Molly DeStafney,

W&M Faculty:


Reves Summer Scholarships are available.

Arrival date:   TBA (May 2015)
Departure date:  TBA (June 2015)

Application ($75): February 3
Deposit ($500): March 10
Final payment: April 1

W&M students in good academic standing.

Mandatory attendance at program director meeting.
Recommended attendance at pre-departure orientation.

Language Requirements:

Following the Program:
By faculty selection, students can participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium in Classical Studies (CLCV 493, 1 credit) to present the results of their research.

Course Information:
Students earn 6 credits for research abroad in Classical Studies. Grades will appear on W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Program Costs:
2013 program fee: $5,900
2015 program fee: TBA

A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.


Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.