Faculty-led Program in Greece (June)
As participants in this program, students will gain an appreciation of Greek classical, medieval, and modern civilizations by traversing Greece, visiting ancient archeological sites and museums, exploring Byzantine castles and monasteries, wandering the streets of a variety of Greek cities and towns, traveling to a few of Greece’s renowned islands, and meeting contemporary Greeks.
I got way more than I expected out of this program. I learned more than I ever did in any of my classes. Because the courses were my only focus, and I was able to experience and visually see everything that I was taught. I was able to experience the culture. There was so much that I was able to see and do and overall my experience was amazing! - 2023 participant
This program was excellent and was a great introduction to the culture and traveling abroad experience. Greg and Isabela do a fantastic job of including the culture and incorporating the content. I loved how they directed the content and Greek culture- while we also got the experience to personally get involved. - 2023 participant
I loved how we were able to go to many cities in Greece, as you get to experience so much more culture and see much more of Greece than just Athens. - 2023 participant
Dates & Deadlines
App Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2023 Program Dates: Friday, June 7 - Saturday, June 29, 2024
The program has two components:
1) HIST 3159: Study Abroad in History: Greece: From the "Cradle of Democracy" to Today (3 credit hours) and 2) HIST 3186 Study Abroad Greece: Greek Material Culture (2 credit hours). HIST 3159 can fulfill a variety of credit options, such as UNIFI elective credit. HIST 3186 qualifies as an History and University elective. If interested in earning History major or minor credits, talk to your academic advisor!
Talk to your academic advisor about how these courses would work for you!
**Participants will also take one course in the spring in order to prepare for the study abroad experience, HIST 3186 - 01 Studies in History: Preparation Study Abroad - Greece (1 credit hour). Mandatory meetings will be held Thursdays at 4 pm during the spring semester. For information on enrolling in this spring course, participants should contact the program's course leaders.
The purpose of the two courses are two fold: Give students the opportunity to visit and experience the “cradle of Western civilization;” and challenge them to re-examine that very same “classical” perception of Greece and the Greeks in light of Greece’s other rich heritages: Greece of the Byzantine Empire, Greece during its 350-year occupation by the Ottoman Turks, and modern Greece, that is, Greece since 1821. While in Greece, students will attend lectures on various aspects of Greek civilization and participate in class visits to site locations. Students will be asked to address such diverse issues as: the role of geography on Greek civilization; the impact of Catholic and Islamic rule on Greek culture; the use of myth, religion, and modern political philosophy to legitimize thought and deed; the challenge of modern city planning and living amidst archeological treasures; the impact of tourism on Greek society; and how Greeks view themselves and their past.
The Study Abroad Center will enroll participants in these two courses. Both are scheduled for summer.
- Students planning to participate in the spring commencement ceremony in May can enroll in this summer term program, however, their degree will not be conferred until the end of the summer term and is contingent on the successful completion of the program and all required coursework.
- Students attending colleges and universities other than UNI are welcome to participate in this program. If you are not currently a UNI student, but would like to participate in this program, please contact the UNI Study Abroad Center prior to starting your program application.
Estimated Program Cost: $7,912*
*estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors
|Estimated Total Program Cost||$7,912|
|Estimated U-bill charges||$5,070|
|Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs||$2,842|
Cost of Studying On Campus at UNI*
*per semester, estimated, will vary per person
|Tuition & Fees||$4,527|
|Room & Board||$4,580|
Eligibility Requirements to Study Abroad
The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to study abroad. Students must have a completed study abroad application, including supportive recommendation form(s). Additionally, students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to study abroad:
- Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this cumulative GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
- If your cumulative GPA is lower than 2.5, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett):
- Letters of reference from two academic contacts (e.g. academic advisor and former or current professor) supporting your pursuit of study abroad. If you are attending a faculty-led study abroad program, one of the letters must be from a course leader. However, if the program has two course leaders, only one of the letters can be from one of the course leaders.
- Must be over the age of 18 years old
- Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
- Must be in good standing with the university
- UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements, if applicable.
- Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.