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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Short-term Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Term: Short-term Summer
Country: Greece
Program Advisor:
Søren Peterson
Program Description:
The Isles of Greece! 2017: The Sporades Islands (Interdisciplinary; 3-6 CR)
Led by: Brennan Jordan, Clayton Lehmann & Nelson Stone

***2017 Program information pending***

I. Program Description
The Isles of Greece! 2017: The Sporades Islands will introduce students to a variety of aspects of life in Greece over the five millennia from the Bronze Age to our own time. Topics include history, literature, geology, religion, philosophy, ethnography, marine biology, archaeology, and cultural resources management. Sailing and hiking, lectures and readings, snorkeling and diving, visits to sites and museums, conversations with faculty and fellow students, student reports, encounters with our Greek hosts, and travel diaries will provide opportunities for students to acquire information and reflect on their experiences. In particular, the nautical life will give students a sense of the Greek islands as the Greeks saw them in an age before mechanized travel: from the sea in sailing vessels. Students will learn to sail and to live aboard a sailboat.

To learn more about the program, view photos from past years and read student testimonials, visit The Isles of Greece website.

Click below for a complete list of course syllabuses and description (arranged alphabetically and subject to change):

Isles of Greece Syllabuses.pdf

Travel Dates: May 13 - June 4, 2017

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

USD Program Fee (est.)  - $2950 + self-tuition, includes (subject to change pending 2017 updates):
  • Lodging, including berths on the boat
  • All food aboard the boat, and some group meals
  • All on-site transportation
  • All on-site entry fees
  • International insurance
Click below to access our interactive budget estimator, which includes expenses NOT included above (please not these are subject to change pending 2017 updates):
USD Isles of Greece SU17_Budget Estimator.xlsx

Financial Aid:
If you would like to inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact USD’s Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. The FAO is reached by calling 605-677-5446 or going to

Be advised: to be eligible for federal financial aid students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer term and 12 credits during the fall or spring terms.

Payment Schedule:
Non-refundable deposit $750 1/31/17
Installment payment $1450 2/3/17
Final payment $750 (or final balance) 3/3/17
Please note: The tuition for the program will be billed to the student accounts separately by May 2015, and will be due by May 19, 2015.

Withdrawal Schedule & Cancellation Fees:
Before 1/31/17 $0.00
After 1/31/17 and before 2/3/17 $750
After 2/3/17 and before 3/3/17 $2200
After 3/3/17 Full program fee, or $2950 (est.)

1. PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION: Please be advised this program requires an extensive amount of walking on cobblestone and uneven pavement, riding trains and buses, and walking up and down stairs. Participants must contact USD Global Learning and/or USD Disability Services within 30 days of departure to inquire about accommodations.

2. VACCINATIONS: There are no required vaccinations or immunizations for this program in Greece. The CDC highly recommends all US citizens who travel international be vaccinated for Hepatitis B. For further information on traveler's health, visit the CDC website.



This program is currently not accepting applications.