Greece (Art and Literature)

Important Dates:

Application Opens: September 1, 2021
Deposit Deadline
: February 1, 2022                                                                Final Payment Deadline:Spring 2022 - details TBD
Mandatory Orientation Meeting: Spring Semester 2022

Courses Offered:

ENGL 2111 World Literature I or Honors version: ENGL 2111H
Professor:  Christina Heckman

In this course, you will increase your understanding, both intellectual and experiential, of the cultural artifacts, especially myths and literary texts, of ancient Greece India, the Near East, and North America. This course will allow you to experience Greek storytelling in cultural context. 

ENGL 4360 Studies in World Literature or Honors version: HONR 3900H XX
Professor:  Christina Heckman

In this course, you will engage in the comparative study of Hindu and Greek literatures. While we will read Hindu literature at the beginning and end of the course, the study abroad component will focus on Greek literature. While in Greece, you'll visit the agora where Socrates and Plato walked; you'll stand inside Greek theaters where Antione and Iphigenia opposed tyrants and asserted control over life and death; you'll climb the Aereopagus Hill, where the law court of Athens deliberated and St. Paul preached. 

ART 4950 Special Topics: Artist Travel Journal in Greece, or Honors version: HONR 3900H XXA
Professor:  Brian Rust

Students will learn about the art and culture of ancient and modern Greece through travel, reading, and documentation of their journey in the form of an artist's journal. The journals produced by each student will incorporate drawing, writing, photography, painting, and/or collage. In addition to the beauty and history to be experienced while touring the art, architecture, and landscapes of Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplion, and the island of Crete, students will have the opportunity to sharpen their artistic vision and learn some expressive techniques to record their travels and insights. 

ART 2010 The Marvel of Art, or Honors version: ART 2010H
Professor:  Brian Rust

This is a class about human culture seen through the lens of time and place. In this course, through study both on campus and abroad in Greece, you will increase your understanding of the cultural artifacts such as buildings, sculpture, and pottery of ancient Greece. You will also see evidence of the countries who later invaded and ruled Greece.

** Students may not receive credit for BOTH ART 2010 and ART 4950 or BOTH  ENGL 2111 and ENGL 4360. Students may receive credit for 6 credit hours total in the following combinations: Both ART 2010 and ENGL 2111: Both ENGL 2111 and ART 4950: both ART 2010 and ENGL 4360, or both ART 4950 and ENGL 4360. In other words, students many enroll in only one course with Professor Rust and only one course with Dr. Heckman. Students who enroll in two courses are expected to participate in the activities required during the listed contact hours for each course and will complete assignments ( reading notes, response papers, journal entries) related to those activities.

** If program travel is cancelled due to travel restrictions from the State Department, University System of Georgia, or Augusta University, these courses will still be offered during the Summer Term 2. These courses will be offered face-to-face, hybrid, or fulling online.**

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*Itinerary specifics are subject to change*

Spring term 2022: Regular classroom meetings on campus


Day 1

Departure for Athens, Greece

Day 2

  • Arrival in Athens
  • Walking Tour of Athens with Guide
  • Temple of Poseidon, Lavrio

Day 3

  • Visits to the Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Areopagus Hill, Theatre of Dionysus, and Ancient Agora

Day 4

  • Walking tour of Arachova
  • Visits to Agios Georgios, Agios Nikolaos, and Mouth Parnassus

Day 5

  • Delphi
  • Visits to the Sanctuary of Apollo, Sanctuary of Althena, Delphi Museum, Palamidi Fortress
  • End in Nafplion

Day 6

  • Visits to the Theatre at Epidaurus, the Sanctuary of Asclepius
  • Travel to the Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae

Day 7

  • Visit to the ancient town of Mystra
  • Karyes
  • Free time in Nafplion

Day 8

  • Flight to Heraklion, Crete
  • Walking tour of Heraklion
  • Visits to to the Venetian fortress of Koules and Lions Square

Day 9

  • Palace of Knossos
  • Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Day 10

  • Eleftherna archaeological site
  • Arkadi Monastery
  • Margarites (ceramics workshops)

Day 11

  • Margarites
  • Walking tour of Rethymno

Day 12

  • Fortezza of Rethymno
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Free time in Rethymno

Day 13

  • Walking tour of Chania
  • Nautical Museum and Moro Shipyard
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Etz Hayyim Synagogue and Old Town

Day 14

  • Flight to Athens
  • Visits to Plaka and Temple of Olympain Zeus
  • Free time in Athens

Day 15

  • Sanctuary of Artemis and Tomb of Iphigenia
  • Return to Augusta

June 2022 ( details TBD) : Work on projects, regular classroom meetings

June 2022 ( deatils TBD) : Presentation Day

Financial Information:

Program Fee: $4,600 + Tuition and Fees 

Deposit: $200 
Final Payment: Remaining balance, Spring 2022 - details TBD

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What's included? Flight, meals specified in itinerary, lodging, mandatory excursions, travel insurance.
Additional Expenses: Passport, additional meals, personal expenses


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Last Updated: 9/2/2020