ELIGIBILITY: This program/course is open to students over the age of 18. Students must be in good standing with their University at the time of the program to participate and receive credit.
All participants MUST attend two mandatory orientation sessions before and during the trip. The program involves quite a bit of moving and walking around, so students should plan accordingly.
Program size is limited to 30, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
TENTATIVE PROGRAM ITINERARY:
Day 1: Depart Atlanta (overnight)
Day 2: Arrive in Athens; on-site safety orientation; rest; welcome dinner
Day 3: Full day city tour of Athens with stops at the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Ancient Agora and the National Archeological Museum; free time in the evening.
Day 4: Visit the Refugee Greek Council to have discussions around the current refugee crisis and its connection to violations of the past. Visit the Diotima Centre for Gender Rights and Equality to learn about current and historical gender-based violence issues.
Day 5: Visit to the Hellenic League of Human Rights to have interactive discussions with experts on various human rights topics; in the afternoon explore Plaka neighborhood and the Acropolis Museum.
Day 6: Fly to Santorini; explore central Fira and watch the sunset in Oia; free time in afternoon; dinner overlooking the Caldera Cliffs.
Day 7: Guided tour of Santorini with stops at Red Beach, the villages of Pyrgos and Megalochori; and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera; free time
Day 8: Fly to Athens; visit Monastiraki Flea Market; rest
Day 9: Culminating discussions and departure to Atlanta
Day 10: Arrive in Atlanta
INVESTMENT: The program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations. The cost is tentatively set at $3,700 per person, plus any fees for tuition from the university. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.