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Greece: Greek in Greece — in collaboration with the University of Patras

Greek in Greece


This program was designed specifically for students who have completed at least one year of Ancient Greek. Course work involves intensive study of Ancient Greek (six semester credits), complemented by an introduction to Modern Greek (three semester credits). Each weekend will feature a fieldtrip to one or more major archaeological sites and museums.

Learn more

Read the announcement for this program.

Acropolis from Areopagus Credit Eirini Vouloumis for The New York Times

“An absolutely essential part of the program was the modern Greek course." - Lev Blumenfeld [PhD Stanford, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Carleton University, Ontario]

Program Dates

May 23 -June 28, 2019

Application Deadline


 Read what Greek in Greece alumni say about the program:


“The intensive weeks at the end of the trip, in which we translated Homer and Plato for hours on end, without the distraction of other course work, helped to cement a lot of grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and syntax.” 
-Karen A. Laurence [PhD Michigan, Visiting Lecturer, Department of the Classics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]


Eligibility and selection process

Open to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one year of college study in Ancient Greek. Students must also have a good academic standing to be considered for the program. Application materials include a Letter of intent, Recommendation Form, and DARS or unofficial transcript. You should submit 2 letters of reference- one from a Greek teacher and one from a reference who can speak to your overall preparedness for travel and study abroad.


This program accepts Non-Ohio University students.  Students from other universities should contact the program directors before applying. 


James Andrews:  andrewsj@ohio.edu

Bill Owens:  owensb@ohio.edu



Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.


Living arrangements 

Students will live with one roommate at the Castello Hotel which is immediately adjacent to the university campus. Each room has a bathroom and shower, kitchenette, wireless access and air conditioning. Students will also have access to a university dining hall.


Courses and credits


Students will earn nine credit hours in the following courses:

For intermediate Greek students:

For advanced Greek students:

All students:


Summer 2019 Undergraduate costs

Summer 2019 Graduate costs

*Non-Ohio residents pay in-state tuition.

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Additional Information on Greece

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook.

Health and safety

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the  Department of State   site for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Entry and exit requirements

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport  now

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found  here.

US citizens do not need a visa to enter these countries for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that entry/exit requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's   Visa Information Page.

Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.

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For More Information, Contact:

Faculty Directors:

James Andrews:  andrewsj@ohio.edu

Bill Owens: owensb@ohio.edu


Global Opportunities Liaison:

Cherita King: kingc8@ohio.edu





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