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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Housing: Hotel/Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Neeley Gossett Sponsoring College: Perimeter College
Sponsoring Department: English Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Greece: Mythology, Philosophy & Performance
May 22 – June 5, 2020 | Up to 6 CREDIT HOURS HERE
Program Director Contact Info: Neeley Gossett | Dunwoody Campus NE-2907 | 770-274-5267 |
Ryan Lake | Dunwoody Campus NE-2710 | 770-274-5475 |
Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 
Waterfront with Horse Carriages Students will travel back in time to Ancient Greece and study its influence on the arts and humanities while learning how vital performing arts, literature/oral storytelling, and philosophy are to all great civilizations. Greek Mythology has an enduring impact on Western literature and culture. Therefore, students will study Greek Mythology’s influence on the contemporary world while touring the homes of the gods. Athens is integral to the development and history of theatre. Participants will experience what it was like to see theatre in Ancient Greece by attending the festival of Athens and Epidaurus, which is performed in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. They will also journey to the Theatre of Dionysus, the site of the world’s first play. Athens is also the birthplace of Western Philosophy and Ancient Greek philosophers. Students will walk in the ancient philosophers’ footsteps when visiting the Prison of Socrates, Plato’s Academy Archaeological Park, and Aristotle’s Lyceum. Day trips outside of Athens include Hydra Island and the Meteora monasteries. Of course, the Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus will be among our stops, and we will have a beach day.

Greek Gorgeous Water There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

May 21 – Departure to Athens
May 22 – Arrive Athens/Sintagma Square
May 23 – Bus Tour Athens/Beach Riviera
May 24 – Acropolis & Museum/Parthenon/Theatre of Dionysus
May 25 – Temple of Zeus/Prison of Socrates/Olympis Stadium
May 26 – National Archaelogical & Byzantine Museums
May 27 – Mythology Tour & Doris Stratou Folk Dance Theatre
May 28 – Athens Off-the-Beaten Track Tour/Plato’s Academy
May 29 – Hydra Island
May 30 – Open Air Cinema/Free time
May 31 – Aristotle’s Lyceum/National Gardens
June 1 – Beach Day
June 2 – Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
June 3 – National Greek Opera
June 4 – Meteora Day Trip by Train from Athens
June 5 – Free day and Group dinner
June 6 – Return to Atlanta
Participants will stay in a comfortable apartments near the Athens city center. Apartments will have air conditioning and a kitchen. Bedrooms will be shared. Each student will have a separate bed.
Parthenon The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State University. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive up to 6 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. The following courses are offered:
  • English Composition II (ENGL 1102) - 3 credit hours (prerequisite English 1101)
  • Introduction to Theatre (THEA 2040) - 3 credit hours
  • Critical Thinking (PHIL 1010) - 3 credit hours
  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 2010) - 3 credit hours
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,055, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Ground Transportation program-related
  • Group excursions
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Payment Schedule
January 25 2020: $250
February 15, 2020: $905
March 15, 2020: $900
Early April 2020: Program fee posted to PAWs
Early May 2020: $1,000 or remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for Summer 2020

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:
  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Greek Castle on the Hill Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Sun exposure
  • Short distance walking on uneven surfaces

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
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Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University, International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529

Perimeter College Office
Clarkston Campus - CA-1305
(678) 891-3230

This program is currently not accepting applications.