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Summer 2012 UA/UAB in Greece

Term To Study: Summer 2012
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2012
Program Starts: Jun 03, 2012
Program Ends: Jun 25, 2012
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,400.00
Link 1: UA Program and Application Page
Contact Name: Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku
Contact Email:
What is Included: ***Only five (5) spots are currently available to UAB students on a first-come, first-serve basis with paid enrollment. If interested, please contact Dr. Sisiopiku right away at to reserve a spot.

- UA Tuition & fees for 6 hours of courses
- In country transportation in Greece
- Group airport transfers within Greece
- Hotel rooms
- Some Meals
- Entrance fees to museums/other sites
- International Student ID Card
- CISI Insurance

What is not Included: - Airfare tickets
- Some meals
- Airport transfers within the United States
- Textbooks
- Personal expenses
- UA application fees
Estimated Costs: Program Fee (includes UA tuition): $3,400
Airfare $ 1,500.00
Extra Meals $ 650.00
Books & Supplies $ 30.00
TOTAL: $ 5,580

***These fees are an estimation. Program fees will be collected by UA.

(21 days; 6 credit hours)
cost sheet.pdf
Program Description

The University of Alabama in collaboration with UAB is offering students the opportunity to earn up to six course credits while visiting the most important archaeological and historical sites in Greece.

In addition to applying to UA/UAB in Greece through the Study Away website, UAB students must also apply to UA for the summer term prior to their March 1st deadline. All fees associated with this program will be paid directly to UA. Credits earned through this program will be transferred from UA. Please contact Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku for more information.

Starting with the pre-historic settlement on the island of Santorini and ending with the tombs of King Philip II and Alexander’s son, students get an amazing perspective of ancient Greece, where mythology and history cross paths at sites like classical Athens; the Sounion promontory; Agamemnon’s palace in Mycenae; Heracles’ birthplace; Apollo’s oracle at Delphi. We also visit places that have had a tremendous impact on the development of Western civilization, such as ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games began in antiquity and where the Olympic Torch is lit every four years for the modern Olympic Games, before it sets off for its journey around the globe; the battlefield of Thermopylae, where the Spartan King Leonidas and his men prevented the hordes of Persian soldiers from invading Greece and continuing to subdue the rest of Europe; Mount Olympus, the seat of the Twelve Gods of ancient Greece; and the royal tombs of Alexander’s family. Our journey ends at Pefkohori, a picturesque resort-town, where we get the chance to rest and swim in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea, while students finish assignments, assimilate everything they have learned, and prepare for their return to the modern world, which they regard with new understanding and appreciation!

The program lasts approximately three weeks under the direction of Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, a Classics Professor at the University of Alabama and native of Greece. UAB faculty member, Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku, a professor in Civil Engineering will serve as the UAB student liaison and program facilitator.

Students who successfully complete the program earn three to six (3-6) hours credit in CL 380 “Classical Civilization and Culture” and/or three (3) hours in CL 385 “Ancient Greek History.” Both courses are ideal as general electives in humanities, in-depth studies, or as credit toward both the Classics major (Civilization, Greek, and Latin) and other related majors (Art History, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.).

UAB students will be able to transfer the credits to UAB on an exception basis and may use them to satisfy six (6) credits of core curriculum requirement.

2012 Faculty Leaders:
- Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, UA, Program Director
- Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku, UAB, Program Assistant

Course (6 credits) Classical Civilization and Culture, or

Course (3 credits) Ancient Greek History and Course (3 credits) Classical Civilization and Culture.

• Minimum GPA of 2.5 or above
• Permission of the faculty leader and the UAB Office for Study Away

Quick Facts

Population: 10767827
Capital: Athens
Per-capita GDP: $ 26600
Size: 131957 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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