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Athens is the capitol and largest city in Greece. Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the infamous Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery, as well as the world's largest collection of Greek antiquities, the city is a testament to the classical era. Nafplio is a coastal town in the Peloponnese and was the first capitol of the Kingdom of Greece. The city has a beautiful shoreline, winding streets, and an array of historical sites and attractions.
Run through W&M's Department of Classical Studies, this intensive summer program in Ancient Greek Studies, focuses on Athens and Nafplio. Students visit archaeological sites where they study monuments and art from classical antiquity in their original setting. Excursions include sites within Athens, Nafplio, and other places of interest, such as Delphi, Olympia, Santorini, and Mycenea. Housing and excursion logistics are provided by our institutional partner, College Year Athens (CYA).
While in Athens, students live in furnished apartments close to the offices and classrooms of CYA. In Nafplio and other locations, students stay in double or triple occupancy hotels. Student meals covered will include lunches while in Athens at the CYA cafeteria and breakfasts while in hotels. This is included in the program fee. Apartments in Athens have fully equipped kitchens for other meals. While in other locations, students may receive a meal stipend for lunches.
Please note that this program runs alternately with the Rome/Pompeii program on odd numbered years.
All students will earn a minimum 4 credits for the program. CLCV 489: The Ancient City, an on-site course in Greece, 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.
Students may choose to add on a research component to the course and receive an additional 1-3 credits by enrolling in CLCV 494: Undergraduate Research Abroad in Classical Studies.
If selected for participation by faculty, students may also add the research symposium in the following fall for an additional 1 credit.
The total number of credits that can be earned in this program is 4 without the research component. If the research component is undertaken, then students may also earn 1-3 credits for the summer research.
Please note that the research credits (CLCV 494) are not included in the cost of the program. Participation in CLCV 494: Undergraduate Research Abroad in Classical Studies is an additional cost at the following rate:
*Please note that students intending to use Financial Aid to cover some of the cost for the program must be enrolled in at least 6 credits over the summer term in order to be considered full time.
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Greece and to cover a variety of pre-departure questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.
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.
Courses are taught by W&M faculty. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
Arrival date: mid June 2019
Departure date: early July 2019
Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($600): March 2
Final payment: April 2
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
2017 program fee: $5150
2019 program fee: TBA
Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
W&M students in good academic standing.
Click to view the Athens Handbook 2017.
Click to view the Summer Abroad Handbook 2017.