The NYU Summer in Athens Program 2016 is still accepting applications! The program will be held from June 18th through July 30th.
NYU in Athens is a six-week summer study abroad program, designed for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students can take up to 8 credits (two courses) and fully immerse themselves in the culture, society, and history of Greece and the Mediterranean. We are very happy to offer students the opportunity to be a part of the rapid developments that are undeniably shaping the current sociopolitical landscape of Europe. Now, more than ever, there is rich opportunity for study.
Courses include The City of Athens
, Greek Drama
, and the Archaeology of Greece
, all of which are taught in English, with Modern Greek
language courses at the Elementary and Intermediate level available, as well, but not required for participation. The program is open to students of any background including students of anthropology, archaeology, politics, history, comparative literature, philosophy, photography, journalism, classics, economics, visual arts, theater and Hellenic Studies. Approaching modern Hellenic society and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective, the program provides students with an appreciation of the history of modern Greek language and literature and an understanding of how the Greeks have borne their classical, Byzantine, and Ottoman historical and political experiences, even as they translate them into the modern era. Students participate in site visits of archaeological sites and museums including Mycenae and Delphi, as well as cultural activities, concerts, Greek tragedies performed in ancient theaters, and dance performances, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture. Program trip highlights include excursions to the magnificent islands of Crete, Santorini, or the Peloponnese.
Program costs include housing, where students stay at the five star boutique hotel, St. George Lycabettus, in the beautiful Athenian neighborhood of Kolonaki. Courses are held at the Al Andar center. The surrounding neighborhood is active, with many cafes, restaurants, cinemas, stores, and opportunities to enjoy one of the most vibrant cities in the world. It is worth noting that NYU Summer Programs’ cost of tuition offers a 33% discount on the same number of credits during the regular academic year.
The program is filling quickly so please Apply Now! Rolling applications will continue until April 15th, and beyond that only on a space-available basis.
For more information regarding the program and the online application, visit: www.nyu.edu/summer/abroad/athens
. And, be sure to check out the video on that page.