Greece in History and Memory
Program Information | Costs |Orientation | Contact
||May Session 2014
||May 18 - June 6, 2014
||February 15, 2014
||Sophomore, Junior, Senior
|Languages of Instruction
||Estimated program costs can be found here
Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:
Program Name: Greece in History and Memory
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
- Spend three weeks exploring the Greek mainland and the island of Crete.
- Explore the concept of cultural memory using the materials and textual evidence of ancient Greece.
- Walk in the footsteps of those who changed history both in the ancient and modern worlds.
- Learn where legends "come from," such as Atlantis, Olympus and Hercules
- Visit cities and sites of significant cultural and historical importance, including Athens, the Acropolis, Temple of Poseidon, Apollo, Corinth, and Sparta.
Examine the history of ancient Greece and Byzantium, and how the image of ancient Greece and its cultural memory, affected Europe through the medieval periods as well as the Renaissance and Enlightenment.
It was from touring the Greek-speaking lands that the movers and shakers of the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the emerging political West obtained their vision of a transformed society, adopting along the way, the architecture, art, and philosophical perspective of the lands through which they traveled.
Earn 3 credits in FORS 2025, HIST 2025 Greece in History and Memory, which counts toward the history major. Course topics include:
- Construction of cultural identity
- Narrative history of the ancient Mediterranean, including myths and mythmaking
- History and myths of Athens
- Crete in history and the mysteries of the sea
- Rural Greece
Participants MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
Estimated program costs can be found here.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.
Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program if you are enrolled as a full-time student. There are also study abroad scholarships for University of Minnesota students.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be held. Pre-departure orientations will include information about financial aid, classwork and travel tips. A general study abroad handbook will be emailed prior to departure.
Familiarize yourself on financing, health and safety and policies to consider when studying abroad.
Contact the program leaders, Steve Matthews, for program or itinerary questions. For application or registration questions, contact Arianna Austin in the International Education Office.