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 Go Ahead Tours. Registration with EF Go Ahead Tours will be required upon admittance and confirmation of the program.

View the itinerary here!


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

  • Program (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 (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.


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:

While in Greece, students will stay in triple occupancy rooms with a private bath.  Continental breakfast and dinner will be provided. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own lunch.

Program Fee: $4960.00


NOTE: Program fee does not include optional excursions and/or extended tour. 

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: March 18, 2016

Final Payment Due: May 1, 2016


Note: Selecting “Apply Now” will bring you to the URIAbroad application management system. Please log in using your e-Campus username and password (URI students) or create an account (non-URI students). Then select “Apply Now” on the URIAbroad program page to begin your application.


If you are having difficulties with the online application, you may submit a paper application to the URI Office of International Education at 37 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881. The paper application can be found here:

Paper Application


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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