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W&M Summer- Athens
Athens, Greece
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
 Host Institution:
College Year Athens
 Credit Type:
WM Credit
 Housing Options:
Apartment (Single), Apartment (shared), Double occupancy rooms, Hotel
Program Description:

The College of William & Mary’s Department of Classical Studies has established an intensive three-week summer program in Ancient Greek 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, students will go on excursions to sites within Athens and the surrounding area and also time will be 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 later stay in Athens, students will live in furnished apartments within a short walking distance from the offices and classrooms of (CYA). Upon arrival in Athens and 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 4 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.Students may choose to add on a research component to the course and receive 1-3 additional credits by enrolling in CLCV 494: Undergraduate Research Abroad in Classical Studies and writing a research paper. 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 and 1 additional credit for the fall research symposium, for a total of up to 8 credits in the program. Grades will appear on W&M transcripts and will be included in GPA calculations.

There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2015, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program. 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 the program participants.

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:

Vassiliki Panoussi
Boyd Distinguised Associate Professor of Classical Studies

Reves Summer Scholarships are available.

Arrival date:   May 31, 2015
Departure date:  June 20, 2015

Application ($75): February 2
Deposit ($500): March 6
Final payment: April 1
Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

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 4 credits in Classical Studies and additional credits for reserach are available. Grades will appear on W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Program Costs:
2015 program fee: $5,350

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.