University of Oregon

Humanities in Athens

Program Overview

In this program, you will learn about and experience contemporary and historic Greek life and culture while living in the birthplace of democracy. The city of Athens is your classroom; archaeological field trips and cultural outings provide an integrated approach designed to immerse you in both the ancient and the modern culture and diversity of Greece. Athens is the perfect place to merge your sense of adventure and exploration with your educational endeavors.

Academic Details

The Athens Humanities program focuses on ancient and modern history, archaeology, art history, literature, classical studies, and modern Greek language. Enroll in the required Monuments of Greece course, plus two to three additional courses. You are strongly encouraged to take Modern Greek Language, in order to gain basic language proficiency for daily interactions.

All courses are taught in English (with the exception of language courses) by US or European professors.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Housing Description

While in Athens, you will live in a shared apartment with a small kitchenette within walking distance of the Athens Centre. Generally, there will be two to four students in each apartment, although some houses will accommodate up to six people. You have the choice of cooking meals in the apartment, or eating at one of the inexpensive cafés and restaurants near the Athens Centre. 

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineApplication/Deposit DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Quarter201612/1/20151/30/20163/22/20166/11/2016
Fall Quarter20163/15/20164/15/20169/14/201612/10/2016
Spring Quarter20171/01/20172/01/20173/26/20176/15/2017

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.