Greek in Greece
Ohio University - University of Patras
Thu, May 23-Fri, June 28, 2019
This coming summer, May 23 - June 28, 2019, Ohio University and the University of Patras will again offer their Greek in Greece study abroad program. As in the past, the focus is on the intensive study of ancient Greek. Greek in Greece offers students who have had one or more years study of ancient Greek the opportunity to complete a full year of the language at either the intermediate or advanced level. The program's pedagogical model emphasizes immersive group work that enables students to progress more rapidly in the ancient language than is possible during the regular semester. Each student will take a pair of semester-equivalent courses in ancient Greek at either the intermediate or advanced level.
The intensive work on ancient Greek is complemented by an introduction to modern Greek, offered by the Classics faculty of the University of Patras. This course has been designed especially for ancient Greek students, stressing ancient-modern continuities in the language and important contemporary cultural themes. University of Patras students will assist as language-learning buddies for the program; they will also provide our students an entrée to life in Patras and in Greece. All classes will meet on the campus of the university. Total credit earned: 6 semester-hours in ancient Greek and 3 semester-hours in modern Greek.
Our past experience has shown that students who have studied intensive Greek in Greece undergo a dramatic improvement in their abilities, and return with heightened eagerness and commitment to their study. Testimonials to the benefits of the program will be found in a slideshow on the program’s website (see below).
Patras, a seaport and transportation hub, is easily reached by bus or train from Athens and from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. The program will begin with several days visiting the museums and monuments of Athens, and subsequent weekends will feature excursions to such mainland archaeological and cultural sites and museums as Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Corinth, and Delphi. In Patras we will be staying at the Hotel Castello (http://www.castellohotel.gr/start), in air-conditioned rooms equipped with kitchenettes and garden balconies. Our hotel in the heart of Athens and the archaeological district provides similarly pleasant and convenient accommodations.
For undergraduates, the cost of the program is $8865; for graduates, $8350. Degree-seeking students of Ohio University have slightly higher costs. These figures include all expenses.
Thanks to the generosity of an OHIO alumnus, all accepted applicants will receive a $1000 scholarship to help defray costs of the program.
For further details about costs, other available scholarships, curriculum, and the comments of Greek in Greece alums, go to https://www.ohio.edu/