Office of International Education

Globalization of Education

June 19 – July 1, 2016

Students will be exploring the settings, structures and cultures that remain of the once mighty Greek empire. Gaze out from Pericles’ greatest vision after two thousand years of war, bombardment and reconstruction. Discuss the feats of Michael Phelps and company at the site where the modern Olympics were born and ponder life’s great questions in literal molds of Socrates, Plato and the gang.

Travel arrangements will be handled by EF College Study Tours. Registration with EF College Study Tours will be required upon admittance to the program.


Students can earn 3-6 URI credits for the following courses:

  • Program A (3 credits): Greek Mythology (CLA 395: Greek Mythology: Gods, Heroes, and Humans). This course satisfies a Fine Arts and Literature requirement. All program participants required to take this course.
  • Program B (6 credits): CLA 395 and Directed Study (CLA 497). Directed study project will have an aspect of Ancient Greek culture and civilization and will have some component to be completed in Greece. It will require pre-departure research and will include a paper or some other suitable final project due after returning from Greece. The project will be decided in consultation with the instructor. This course is optional.
  • Mandatory online classes will be held two weeks prior to departure from the US.

Coursework will be supplemented with cultural activities and excursions including: tours of Athens, Delphi, Meteora region, Corfu, Rio, Olympia, Nauplia, Epidaurus and Mycenae.  Students will also have the opportunity to visit the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Acropolis Museum, Delphi Museum and Olympia Museum.

*If students wish they may extend their tour by 4 days by participating in a 4 day cruise of the islands and coastal towns of Greece and Turkey. Turkish, Roman and Greek influences helped shape the unique blend of cultures you’ll encounter. At points of disembarkation, you may choose to participate in additional excursions offered by the cruise line.


Greece is located in southeastern Europe consisting of two mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It’s often called the birthplace of Western civilization, and Athens, its capital, retains ancient landmarks including the Acropolis Citadel and Parthenon Temple.

Accommodations and Meals:

Upon registering with EF Tours, participants will Continental breakfast and dinner will be provided. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own lunch.

Program Fee:

Program A: TBA  

Program B: TBA

NOTE: Program fee does not include optional excursions and/or extended tour. For prices including these options, click here.

Program Fee Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • 3-6 URI credits
  • Triple room occupancy
  • Continental breakfast and dinner
  • Excursions and activities
  • In-country transportation
  • Health insurance.

NOTE: Fee subject to change.

Program Deadlines

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

Final Payment Due: May 15, 2016


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Daniel P. Carpenter
Language Department

URI Faculty-Led Programs
37 Lower College Road
International Center

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Important Dates

Winter J Term

Application Deadline:
October 2, 2015
Scholarship Deadline:
November 1, 2015
Final Payment Deadline:
December 1, 2015


Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2015
Scholarship Deadline:
December 1, 2015

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