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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Chania, Greece; Heraklion, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Syros, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: No minimum Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Faculty-led, Summer Program
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Program Description:
SJU Summer Program in Greece
May 24th - June 25th, 2019

The 2019 SJU Summer Program in Greece has reached capacity and is no longer accepting applications.

Delphi Greece

Course Information
Students choose one of the following: 

SOC 270: Identity and Economic Crisis in the Cradle of Democracy with Dr. Susan Clampet-Lundquist

  • DGNW Globalization GEP
  • Social Science GEP
  • Sociology electives for majors & minors
  • Faith-Justice Studies minor
Eligible students:
  • All majors; no pre-requisites
  • Students who are in good financial standing and who are not on academic or disciplinary probation or deferred suspension may apply.
Course Description: Greece has been grappling with economic crisis for the last decade and has, in recent years, tried to figure out how to compassionately handle an influx of migrants. Paying close attention to what we observe in Athens and on the islands, we'll be learning about what's really going on in Greece and understanding how the world's oldest democracy deals with these issues. 

COM 382: Digital Publishing with Dr. Aimée Knight

  • Communications elective for majors & minors

Eligible students:
  • All undergraduate students
  • Students who are in good financial standing and who are not on academic or disciplinary probation or deferred suspension may apply.

Course Description: This month-long course engages you in a month of storytelling with digital tools. The wide variety of digital media tools and platforms available allows us to share observations, research, and personal narratives with global audiences online. Using a variety of digital tools including 360 photography, video, audio, and social media, we will create a series of data-rich stories for publication.
As we travel throughout Greece, we will develop documentary projects for publication. Each project emphasizes  skills essential to digital publishing: finding, recognizing, framing, and pitching story ideas; research, reconnaissance, and field recording techniques; the appreciation for and acquisition of story context; tools for evaluating issues of ethics; an understanding of story elements, organization, and assembly; revising and editing for clarity and purpose; and finally, publication strategies for your work.  

Credit: Upon acceptance, students will be registered for their selected course (one of the above), for 3 credits, as part of their Summer 2019 course load.

Volcano boat tour panoramic

Tentative Program Calendar
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Depart EWR

Arrive Athens
Transfer to hotel
Welcome Dinner
Class 1
Acropolis Tour & Museum
Class 2
Archaeological Museum Tour
Lecture with journalist
AM – Ferry to Syros

Transfer to villa

Class 3
Class 4
Hermopolis Walking Tour
Class 5

Ano Syro & San Michalis Cheese Tour
Kini Beach

June 1 SYROS
Class 6

St. Stephan’s Hike
Class 7
Class 8
Free Day
Free Day
Free Day
Class 9

Class 10
AM – Ferry to Santorini
Transfer to St. John’s Monastery
Kamari Beach

AM – Volcano boat tour
Free Day
Ferry to Heraklion
Check-in Astoria Capsis Hotel

AM – Knossos Tour & Archeological Museum
PM – Transfer to Chania

Class 11
Chania Tour
Free day
Samaria Gorge Hike
Apterra Tour

Class 12
Botanical Park Tour 

Flight Crete-Athens
Check-in hotel
Farewell Dinner
Return EWR

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Program & Cost Information
1) Estimated* Program Fee: $4,450Ermopolis
  • Deposit: Non-refundable $300 due to the CIP with application by February 1st, 2019
  • The remainder of the program fee will be due to the Office of Student Accounts (can be paid online) in two installments in Spring 2019 (deadlines TBD) 
*Fee is based upon a minimum of 18 students participating. If the number of participants changes, the program fee will also change.  

2) Estimated SJU Tuition:  TBD in April 2019 ($1,752 in 2018)
*Please note: tuition charges are not included in the program fee.

Program Fee Includes:
  • Transportation: Round-trip, international flights from Newark to Athens, airport shuttle between SJU & Newark airport; All course or itinerary-related transportation
  • Accommodations: Accommodations throughout, please see below
  • Meals: Welcome and farewell dinner(s)
  • Excursions*: All entries to cultural & academic site visits                                                                          
  • Logistics: Geoblue Emergency Medical Insurance, Natural Disaster, and Political Evacuation coverage; Pre-departure academic & safety training; 24/7 assistance of on-site SJU Coordinator & U.S. based CIP Staff
Not included in Program Fee:
  • Tuition
  • U.S. Passport ($135) or Renewal ($110), see below.
  • Personal expenses/souvenirs
  • Most meals (Consider the Cost of Living Index)
  • Optional, recommended Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance (Students will learn more about how to purchase post-acceptance into the study tour)

Housing & Meal Information 
Housing: In an effort to build community among the participants on the program, as well as to keep costs of housing in Greece low, students will reside in Monasteries for the majority of the month-long trip. It is important to keep in mind that the conditions are rustic and not luxurious. Please keep the level of personal comfort you require in mind when considering this program. 

 Students are responsible for most meals during their stay.


Important Considerations
Greece Group 2015Flights:
  • Students are required to travel with the class on a pre-arranged, round-trip flight from Newark to the starting origin for the summer program.
  • Deviations from the group flight are not allowed. Students may not change the dates or locations of the flight arrangements.
  • After committing to the program, the CIP office needs your U.S. Passport to book flight arrangements, confirm hotels, and make other reservations on your behalf.  Therefore, if you do not have a passport, or if it is set to expire within 6 months of the end of the summer program date, please apply or renew your passport BEFORE applying to the program. More information can be found at 

Greece Itinerary Map
“Traveling from Athens through the islands of Greece enabled me to visualize the material we were covering in class.”
-Alexa Tsaptsinos ‘15, 2013 SJU Summer Program in Greece

"I believe being in the location that is the focus of your learning adds so much more to the experience. This unique opportunity enhances learning while creating memories that will last a lifetime."
-Devon Lavery '16, 2014 SJU Summer Program in Greece

Learning how to negotiate the exigencies of a foreign country over 30 days gave me a great deal of confidence, and it is this growth in confidence and independence that I also see quite frequently in the students who travel with me. Students who haven’t traveled without their parents before learn a lot about how to take care of themselves independently. So much of the learning that occurs on the trip is outside of the classroom. And of course Greece is a fabulous place to visit. It is difficult to take a horrible picture there – the light is amazing. And the country has such a history.  It is jaw-dropping to be standing in a village square that was inhabited 3600 years ago. Or to look at pottery that was used for cooking or jewelry worn by someone in the pre-historic bronze age. I always try to imagine what their lives were like – the people who constructed the ruins through which I am walking, or created the objects that are now in a museum.
-Dr. Shawn Krahmer, 12 time Summer Program in Greece Course Professor

Information Sessions

Tuesday, October 23rd at 11am in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room (2nd Floor PLC)
Thursday, November 29th at 5pm in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room (2nd Floor PLC) 

Come learn about the Greece Summer Program with Dr. Clampet-Lundquist, Dr. Knight, and the CIP!

How to Apply:
  1. Click 'Apply Now' on this brochure and begin with your SJU login
  2. COMPLETE All elements of your application before the application deadline*. Early applications will be given preference. The course instructor may request a meeting prior to acceptance into the summer program.
  3. Submit the $300 confirmation deposit to the CIP office to hold your spot on the tour. (Refundable if the program does not run; non-refundable if you change your plans.)
*To access a previously started application, please click SJU login/register at the top right and login to view your application. Do not click Apply Now again.


Photo & Video Gallery
View additional photos from the 2015 Summer Program (with Dr. Garrigan & Coordinator Caitlin Fritz) here

Open to all undergraduate SJU students who apply for a SJU Summer Program. Please click the link above to apply for the Summer Program before applying for the Grant, both due by 11:59pm February 1st, 2019.
2014 Greece dinner view 2014 Greece dinner  

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Program Value:
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Academic Experiences:
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Cultural Experiences:
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Overall Learning:
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Program Reviews:
Gina M. Ragone, Summer 2015 Participant
Studying abroad was the best decision of my life. There will never be a time in your life where you will have the opportunity to live in a different country for over a month with little responsibility. Step out of you comfort zone and do it!

Sydney C. Flemister, Summer 2015 Participant
Greece is a very unique part of the world and it's so different from the rest of Europe. From conversations with locals I learned so much more than I ever though I would, and I became super comfortable everywhere we stayed. Although every where we went was a new adventure, by the end of the month I felt like a local and that Greece was my home.

Summer 2015 Participant
My participation in this program has been my most meaningful experience at SJU. The combination of taking a course in a unique environment accompanied with being surrounded by new people and resources really pushed me out of my comfort zone. This helped me to make room for change and to push myself to new limitations and to have a new understanding of the world around me.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.