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Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/14/2019 06/20/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Number of Credits: 3, 6 Credit Type: WKU Credit
Field of Study: ENGLISH, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, RELIGIOUS STUDIES Minimum GPA: 2
Program Catagory: WKU Partner Program Faculty/Program Leader(s): King, Richard, Mortara, Anthony, Ranieri, Paul, Shea, Chris, Watkins, Steve
Colonnade Credit: No Class Eligibility: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:

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Experience Greece


The KIIS summer program in Greece offers students the chance to study and travel for five weeks in a country of dramatic natural beauty and rich cultural traditions. The fascinating culture of modern Greece provides the ideal setting for learning about the ancient Greeks whose literature, political ideas, philosophy, art and architecture continue to shape our lives. No previous knowledge of Greek is necessary; all instruction is in English. 

The program begins and ends in Athens. Here (as in every place we visit) our hotel is centrally located.  Classes are held on the hotel's rooftop garden with a magnificent view of the Parthenon. After five nights in Athens, we travel by ferry to the Greek islands: first to the impressive archaeological site on the island of Delos, and then on to the beautiful island of Naxos for an eight-night stay. After a brief return to the mainland, an overnight stay in the port of Piraeus (home of some of the best ancient bronze statues), the group again boards a ferry and travels to Siphnos, an unspoiled island in the Cyclades. The stay here includes a day trip to the neighboring island of Melos, where the "Venus de Milo" was found and Thucydides' famous "Melian dialogue" is set. Students may opt to hike to the ancient gold mines of Siphnos and to take a course in Greek folk dancing.After a brief stopover in Athens, the group travels by private motor coach toDelphi (with its famous oracle of Apollo), Olympia (home of the Olympic games), and on to the charming seaside town of Nauplion, the first capital of modern Greece. This serves as our base for exploring the Argolid, with excursions to Mycenae (home of the legendary King Agamemnon), Argos, Corinth (where Paul preached), Eleusis (site of the famous mystery cult), and the popular ancient healing theater. The group then visits Athens once more before returning to the U.S.

Greece program departs US on May 16 & arrives into Athens on May 17

Please note: All courses are taught in English. Prospective students should be aware that the Greece program is very strenuous. You should be prepared to 1) walk at least a mile or two each day; 2) walk over stony, rough or slippery paths at archaeological sites; and 3) protect yourself in the hot Mediterranean climate by always carrying water, wearing hats, etc. 4) be prepared if susceptible to motion sickness, as we travel extensively by bus and ferry. 

 

Courses

ENG 349 Topics: Road to Athens: Travel Writing and the Greece Experience
ENG 399 Topics: Plato's Lives: Rhetoric and Philosophy in Ancient Greece
ENG 396 Mythology / RELS 399 Topics: Greek Myth in Context
HIST 490 Topics: Day to Day in Ancient Greece
PS 460 Topics: Ancient Greek Political Thought
PS 460 Topics: Greek Sport and Politics