Summer Abroad Greece

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Writers in Greece

Athens, Hydra, Nafplion - Greece

Arrive Date:  August 6, 2019   End Date:  September 3, 2019

Program Overview

When the god of sea and the goddess of wisdom competed for patronage of the great city, Poseidon, striking his trident to the ground, offered water. Athena planted an olive tree, becoming the patron deity of Athens, the starting point of our program. Through several field trips to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the program will take students from Athens to the oracle of Delphi and the monasteries of Mystras to the olive groves of the Peloponnese and the kingdom of the Myceneans. Traveling the same lands with the American and Greek writers (in translation) the class will be reading, students will write about the complex identity of a country suspended between a rich past and a complex present in a land where the gods still speak.

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  25

Program CoordinatorAngela McNutt


University Writing Program (UWP) 101Advanced Composition (4 units)

University Writing Program (UWP) 198Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)


Summer Abroad will be enforcing prerequisites for this program. See Courses.

Program Highlights

  • Satisfy your upper division writing requirement in the cradle of Western Civilization, where democracy was born.
  • Walk on famous sites: the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Oracle of Delphi, the citadel of Mycenae and Agamemnon’s tomb, the stadium of ancient Nemea, medieval Mystras, and so many more.
  • Immerse yourself in a fascinating culture while reading and writing about Greece’s complex cultural identity.
  • Satisfy your upper division writing requirement while traveling abroad.
  • Make lifelong friends, travel abroad, engage in new experiences—and it all counts academically!

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