Study in Greece was founded in 1970 by Katharine M. Butterworth. The program offers students an opportunity to pursue their
academic studies within a society markedly different from their own, and at the same time to acquire an intimate knowledge of the structure and values of that society.
The program consists of three components: initial language learning, independent field
experience, and academic
These components are carefully designed to reinforce and
complement one another in the belief that academic and
experiential learning can go hand- in-hand, particularly when students are exposed both in their studies and in daily life to a completely new environment.

The faculty is almost exclusively Greek, and the number of students on the program is limited to 22. Student-faculty ratio is 2:1. There is no campus. Students live in apartments in Greek
neighborhoods and attend classes in space rented by Study in Greece in these same areas, The simple mechanics of daily life and class attendance necessitate students’ learning to function within Greek society.
Study in Greece is designed to expose students to a total learning experience. The program enables them to examine their studies from a new viewpoint, and to realize that this viewpoint derives from a society whose structures and values are different from, but no less valid than, those to which they are accustomed. As a result, students return to their own society with a sharpened awareness and sensitivity.
Dragoumi 14
CR-i 1528 ATHENS
Tel: 72-38-825, 72-22-789


Over the years Study in Greece has developed a dynamic method of language teaching which
emphasizes spoken Greek, The goals of the course are that students achieve a practical knowledge of the language and be able to
communicate on a wide variety of subjects.
Intensive initial language learning is designed to teach students survival Greek’. Later, as their vocabulary and speaking skills develop, out-of-class assignments encourage students to
communicate with Greeks about relevant social and cultural issues. Since most of the academic courses that they will be taking focus on these same issues, there is an interaction between students’ academic work and their daily life to which language learning is the key.
At the end of the introductory period, students are assigned to groups according to ability.
However, experience shows that effort and desire to communicate, rather than sophisticated language skills, are the qualities that enable students to become involved in Greek society and make Greek friends and acquaintances.
All students, whether or not they have a great aptitude for language learning, will find that the more they put into learning Greek, the more they will get out of both their social life and their academic work.

Finally, small class size ensures that each student will have ample opportunity to speak in class and to receive individual attention from the teacher. Classes usually have from 4 to 6 students and in any case will not exceed 8.
Initial Language Learning Most students come to Study in Greece with little or no knowledge of modern Greek, and have a natural eagerness to learn. The 2 ‘/2-week introductory period is structured to take advantage of this enthusiasm in three ways:
through intensive language training on a daily basis, complementary out-of-class assignments, and frequent outings with the group to explore Athens’ cultural life.
The aim of the early classes is to give students the ability to move comfortably around the city and the rest of Greece. This is
accomplished through a series of assignments on which students explore first their immediate neighborhoods; later, other parts of Athens; and finally a nearby village.

Class material prepares students for these assignments and encourages spoken communication. Specific assignments may be to ask directions on the street; to find out what time local stores open and close; or to get to know a family in their apartment building. At the end of the period students have acquired the language skills and confidence necessary for the final assignment: a trip to a nearby village. While students are learning and using Greek on their assignments, they are also observing and learning about the society in which they are now living.



In this same period, the group as a whole visits local tavernas, goes to a boite or an outdoor theater to hear Greek popular music, takes a tour of the city's art galleries, and attends a performance of Greek theater or traditional dance.
The intensive exposure to Greek language, culture and way-of-life in the introductory period provides students with a foundation to work from for the rest of the semester.
Greek Language Course
The semester course on Greek language is a continuation of the intensive introductory course and is a requirement for all students.
Students with no prior knowledge take a beginners course. The text has been prepared by Study in Greece. The basics of Greek grammar and syntax are covered through dialogues and substitution drills, supplemented by vocabulary lists and reference material.
The content of the text is directly related to students’ needs in Athens and on their field experiences. As the course progresses they advance to conversations based on presentations in Greek by
individual students. Work outside the classroom continues to play a major role and is also used as a basis for class discussion.
Intermediate and advanced classes are closely tailored to the needs of those students who have some knowledge of the language.

An intermediate course continues along the lines of a beginners’ course, covering more advanced grammar and syntax, and involving a higher level of oral work, both in class and on assignments.
Advanced class assignments are on a much more sophisticated level and might involve research and interviewing connected with students’ academic work in other fields.
Intermediate and advanced students will write essays in Greek and read modern Greek literature, newspapers, and technical articles from various publications.


The independent field experience provides students with the
opportunity to travel to remote areas of Greece and spend time in a totally Greek-speaking milieu. At one level it is a continuation of the series of practical assignments that form part of the language training. Equally important, however, it gives students a chance to live for a short time in a Greek village or small town and attempt to
understand how the more
traditional society functions,
The field experience is divided into two parts, the first lasting a week, the second two weeks. The first experience on both semesters coincides with festivals, and
students may have a chance to participate in the feasting and dancing which still take place in many communities. This intensive exposure to a completely Greek environment helps them to take leap forward in both speaking and comprehension skills, Moreover their experience of rural Greece helps students to trace many
elements of modern Athenian life to their roots in the villages.

While the objective of the first field experience is that students observe, absorb and communicate as much as possible, on the second experience they are ready to undertake some sort of project during their two-week stay. This is to ensure that they become active participants in their community.
Students who go to villages may assist a family with their farming, harvesting, herding or daily chores. They may make a study of cooking and nutrition, or of the fasting which takes place at certain times of year. They may observe and record roles of family members, the operation of the village economy or the social structure of the village.
Those who live in a small town may make a study of local industry, or assist a family in the operation of the family store or taverna. They may interview various professional people in the town, such as mayor, priest, doctor, midwife, and so on, in order to examine their roles. They may study the history of the town, or during election periods may try to find out its political makeup.
The success of the field experience depends on the extent to which students involve themselves in the activities of their communities and use the language skills which they have acquired. They return to Athens with increased awareness of both Greek language and culture.



In addition to the Greek language course, students select three other courses according to their interests and background for the fourteen week semester.
The teaching program is directly relevant to a wide range of majors, covering such areas as
anthropology, classics, economics, history, literature, politics,
psychology, sociology,
archaeology, architecture, art history, communications,
comparative literature,
environmental studies, international relations, and international

However, some students attend the program even though course offerings are not directly related to their majors. Students majoring in mathematics, physical sciences, or engineering, for example, find the contrast to their regular course of studies an enriching and stimulating experience.
Most courses are concerned with modern Greece. Where courses deal with the ancient world, they are designed to take advantage of their location in Athens, and are offered on the principle that they cannot be duplicated elsewhere.
Syllabuses for both modern and ancient world courses encourage students to make use of the resources of Athens (libraries, private collections, monuments, museums), and of the Greek community itself. Students pursuing a particular interest, for example, have often had meetings with specialists in that field.
Most of the faculty are Greek. Some are directly involved in helping to shape Greek economic and political policy; others are active contributors to the cultural life of modern Greece.
Courses are taught in English, and classes are small. If there is a large enrollment for a course, the class will be broken up into small discussion groups for part of the time. This helps to maintain personal contact between teacher and students.

An important component of the students academic life is the variety of resources available in Athens.
The following is a list of people who assist Study in Greece in a number of ways. They may give lectures or seminars; act as resources for students engaged in a particular area of research or extracurricular interest; or help with the independent field experience:
Kekes, Theodoros Thracian gaida player. Lazaridis, Nikos Pontic lyra player. Osoffsky, Spilios Greek dance teacher. Papadimitriou, Sakis Jazz Music. Editor, Greek periodical Plus and Minus.
Publications: Introduction to Jazz, 1963; Reflections on Modern Music, 1968; Aspects and Personalities of Modern Jazz, 1950-1970, 1974; ‘Rebetika and Blues in Rebetilca, Songs from the Old Greek Underworld, Athens, 1975.
Peristeris, Andonis Cretan lyra player. Psarri, Kevi
Greek song teacher.
Tzanidaki, Victona
R. M. N. from the Glenside Hospital School for Nursing, Bristol, England. Speech teacher at the Cretan School for Maladjusted Children, Khania.

These facilities have been used by Study in Greece students for their research papers and projects:
Gennadeion Library
• National Social Research Center Library (EKKE)
• Center for Economic Planning and Research Library (KEPE)
• National Research Foundation Library
• Hellenic American Union Library
• Library of the Archaeological Society
• University Libraries
• Bank of Greece Library
• National Statistics Bureau Library
• European Economic Community Library
• British Council Library
• German Archaeological School Library
• French Archaeological School Library
• Athenian Technological Institute Library (Doxiades Institute)
• National Technical University Library (Polytechneion)
Benaki Museum Library
• Folk Art Museum Library
• Research Center for Greek Folklore Library
• Library of the Parliament
• National Library
• Centre for Political Research and Information (KPEE)

Cultural Centers - Athens
• Center for Asia Minor Studies
Panhellenic Cultural Movement Center
The Artistic Center (Ora)
• Goethe Institute
• French Institute
• British Council
• Hellenic American Union
Pontic Union
• Greek Womens Lyceum
• Society for Thracian Studies
Cultural Centers
- Thessaloniki
• Institute for Balkan Studies
Macedonian Center for Art
American Farm School


Modern Greek Poetry in
Students concentrate on works of five major poets; Solomos, Cavafy, Seferis, Ritsos and Elytis.

The course will also examine other Greek poets and several contemporary Cypriot poets. Through a reading of selected texts they come to an understanding of how a poem functions and of the principles of literary criticism. The poets and their poetry are viewed in their historical and social
contexts. A student whose Greek is advanced enough will read some poems in the original.
Modern Greek Society
Through observation and
interviews students learn about the particular characteristics that make up Greek society, including:
refugee communities; the roles of emigration and internal migration; national and religious rituals; the significance of street life. Readings are from modern Greek literature. This course will be offered only on the July
- December semester.

The Emergence of the Modern Greek Identity
This course examines the cultural and ideological influences that have shaped modern Greek society and the attitudes of its members. Some of the themes: the assimilation of the Classical Hellenic heritage and the society’s relation to its past; the pervasive influence of the Orthodox ethos; popular religiosity and the church doctrine; official despotism and grass- roots democratic sentiment; the great religious and political conflict with the West; the inroads of Western rationalism and liberalism and the resistance of traditional society.
The possibility of a synthesis over and above these manifold cleavages is debated. The period covered is from late Byzantine times to the present. Students will examine original secular and folk literature as well as selected secondary sources.
Ancient Greek Art History
An examination of the main periods
of Greek art, with emphasis on the
Archaic and Classical periods.

Monuments of Ancient Athens
A course in the topography of ancient Athens, covering the prehistoric through the Roman periods.
The major emphasis is on the monuments of the Acropolis area and the Agora.
Approximately two thirds of class time is spent on the sites, and one third in classroom background discussions.

The course is designed around museum work; the class meets for one of its two weekly discussion periods at the museum, and the students are expected to visit the museum at least once each week for study purposes.
There is a field trip to Delphi.


Alexandris, Alexis.
Modern Creek History and Politics.
London University, England, BA.,
1975; Ph. D., 1979. Faculty lecturer,
Modern Creek Studies, McCill
University, Montreal, Canada;
Senior Research Associate,
Byzantine and Modern Creek
Studies, Queens University, New
York. Publications: The Greek
Minority in Istanbul and
Greek -
Turkish Relations, Athens, 1983;
various articles on Creek-Turkish
relations published in Creek,
British and American journals.
Apostolou, Nilcos.
Economic Policy and Inflation. Upsala and Lund Universities, Sweden, Fil. Kand., 1975; Lund University, M.Sc., 1976. Ph.D. candidate at University College, London University; dissertation subject: “A Structural Model of Inflation, The Creek Experience
Currently working in the research department of the Agricultural Bank of Creece. Publications:
contributor to Ekonomiki Poria, a magazine on economic policy issues; contributor to economic
- technical projects for private companies.

Bou.ra, Katerina
U. of Athens, B.A., 1975;
London University S.S.E,E.S., M.A.,
1976. Ph. D. candidate at King’s
College; dissertation subject:
“The Impact of the Young Turk
Movement on the Creeks of the
Ottoman Empire”. Lecturer at the
Hellenic Center of Mediterranean,
Arabic and Islamic Studies;
Researcher at the Center for
Political Research and Information.

Publications: “The Bektashi Order
of Dervishes: A Link Between
and Turks in Asia Minor
1826-1922” Deltio, KMS, V. 3, 1982;
Ceneral Elections in the Ottoman
: Creek M.P.’s in the
Ottoman Parliament 1908
- 1922”,
Deltio, KMS, vol. 4, 1983.
Butterworth, Katharine. (See Administration).
Archaeology. Trinity College, BA.,
1966; U. of Pennsylvania, Ph. D.,
1973. Staff member, Franchthi Cave
Can Hasan, Ashvan project, and
director of individual site of
Lecturer at La Verne
College and College Year in

Publications: “Horned Objects in
Anatolia and the Near East and
Possible Connections with the
Minoan ‘Horns of Consecration”, AS
XIX, 1969; “A Prehistoric Figurine
from Mycenae’ BSA 69, 1974;
Theseus and the Unification of
Attica” in Studies in Attic
Epigraphy, History and
Topography, Hesperia Suppi.
Vol. XIX, 1982.

Koutaki-Papatson, Athina. U. of Athens, B.A., 1966; B.A., 1978. Toronto U., Certificate in teaching English as a second language. Instructor in English and Creek at the Hellenic American Union. Developed a series of demonstration - lectures in teaching Creek as a second language.
Lahia, Maria.
U. of Athens, B.A., 1970. Poet and
Publications: Corning of
Age, 1968; Beyond, 1970; Change of
Landscape, 1974; Punctuation
Marks, 1979; The Clown, 1983.
Translations include: On Poetry by
T.S. Eliot; The
A.B.C. of Reading by
Ezra Pound; Bliss and
Other Stories
and The Dove’s Nest by Katherine
Loulis, John.
Political Science. U. of Athens, B.A., 1971; Essex U., M.A., 1973; Cambridge U., Ph. D., 1979. Director of Studies at the Centre for Political Research and Information. Editor, Epikentra; columnist for the daily Mesirnvrini; contributor to the Wall Street Journal; commentator for The Athenian. Publications:
The New Liberalism: The Future of NonCollectivist Institutions in Europe and the U.S. (Editor of Creek language edition; Co-editor of English language edition), C. P.R. I., Athens 1981; The Greek Communist Party: 1940-1944, Croom-Helm, London, 1982.


Osoffsky, Spilios
Greek Language. Hellenic College,
BA., 1981 in Modern Greek
Studies. Student on Study in
Greece, Spring 1978.
Petropoulou, Angelilci.
Ancient Greek Literature, Religion and History. U. of Athens, BA., 1972; Ph. D. candidate at U. of Colorado, Boulder. Dissertation topic: ‘The Wonder Cures from Epidaurus: A Study in Ancient Greek Popular Religion and Literature”. Secretary of the
American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
“The Attribution of Sophocles’ Electra 1015-16” in
AlP 100 1979; “The Eparche Documents and the Early Oracle at Oropus” in GRBS 22 1981.
Pieris, Michalis
Modern Greek Literature. U. of
Thessaloniki, BA., 1976; MA., 1978; U. of Sydney, Ph. D., 1983. Part-time tutor in modern Greek at the U. of Sydney, 1979-1980. Researcher in the Cavafy Archives, 1980—
Publications: Study of the Development of Cavafy’s Poetics” in To Mikro Dentro, No 6, 1982; “The ‘Inside’ and the ‘Outside’ in the Poetry of C. P. Cavafyin Chartes, No 5-6, 1983; “Light and Darkness in the Poetry of C. P. Cavafy” in
0 Politis, no. 62, 1983.
In press:
Space, Light and Speech: Studies in Cavafy’s Poetics, Kastaniotis, Athens.

Vailianos, Pericles.
Philosophy. Wesleyan University, B.A. 1973; Brandeis U., MA., 1977; Ph. D., 1980; Dept. of Philosophy; Assistant Professor of Greek Language and Civilization, Hellenic College; Professor of Philosophy, Deree College; member of the editorial board of Synchrona Themata. Publications:
<Marxist Structuralism”, 1980 and “The Frankfurt School”, 1981 in Synchrona Themata; “Kierkegaard Existentialism” in Diavazo, 1979.




is an American, a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B. A. in Sociology. She worked for the Council on International
Educational Exchange for eight years. As Director of the Program Department she was closely associated with a large number of American educators, in the United States and abroad, involved in international education. She
designed and helped execute programs such as the Cooperative Russian Language Programs, the Japanese Teachers Program, the Japanese Summer Study Program. Prior to working for the Council, she lived and worked in Euiope for six years, during which time she spent one and a half years in Greece. In 1970 she founded Study in Greece. She is co-editor of
Rebetika, Songs of the Old Greek Underworld, Athens 1975. She teaches the Modern Greek Society course on the program’s fall

LAURA A. GRINER is an American who graduated in Greek studies at Smith College. She first came to Greece as a student in high school and in 1977-78 was a student on the Study in Greece program. Her studies focused on the development of the Greek language from ancient through modern times, and on related developments in the history, politics and literature of Greece. She joined the Study in Greece administration in 1980 and has worked on developing the program’s language courses.

LINDA F. MAKRIS is an American who graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Chemistry. She worked in the U.S. for several years as a chemist. In 1966 she moved to Athens where she has held a variety of administrative positions.
DIMITRIS HATZIS is a Greek who studied Philosophy at the Universities of Palermo and Florence in Italy. He is a guitarist who has played with a rebetika company in various Athenian nightspots.


Owen Cramer, Associate Professor in Classics, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Loring M. Danforth, Assistant
Professor of Anthropology, Bates
College, Lewiston, Maine.
Thalia A. Pandiri, Associate
Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
John Petropulos, Professor of History, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Edward Phinney, Professor of
Classics, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst,
George Savidis, Professor of
Modern Greek Literature,
University of Thessaloniki, Greece;
George Seferis Professor of
Modern Greek Studies, Harvard
University, Cambridge,

John E. Bowman, Executive
Director Emeritus, Council on
International Educational
Exchange, New York, New York.
Charles Chatfield, Professor of History, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.
Christopher W. Gray, Associate
Academic Dean and Foreign Study
Adviser and Lecturer in English,
Tufts University, Medford,

Jitka M. Kaufman, Foreign Study
Adviser, International Programs
Office, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

J. Mclntire, Assistant to the President, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Patricia C. Olmsted, Associate
Dean for Intercollegiate Study,
Smith College, Northampton,
Paula Spier, Academic Dean,
Antioch International Programs,
Antioch University, Yellow Springs,

Lily von Iclemperer, Consultant
International Education, former
Head of Information and
Counseling Division of the Institute
of International Education, New
York, New York.


Eligibility Requirements
Students from a wide range of disciplines may apply to Study in Greece. Juniors and seniors will probably gain the most, but second semester sophomores with good academic records will be
considered. Freshmen are not eligible.
Previous study of modern Greek is an advantage but not required. All courses with the exception of language classes are taught in English.
Application Procedures
Applicants are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Since the program is limited to 22 students, applicants should take care to submit a complete application as early as possible.
If application forms are not
available at the foreign study office on campus, students should write to Study in Greece, Dragoumi 14, GR11528 ATHENS, GREECE.
Mark all mail FOREIGN AIR MAIL.
An application should include:
general information form, two references from professors, one reference from a fellow student, self evaluation form, physicians report, conditions of agreement and release form, and transcripts of all college and university work to date. The completed forms are to be sent to Study in Greece with a
$ 30.00 application fee.

In some cases the office of the foreign study adviser collects the completed forms and forwards them to Study in Greece. Check with your campus adviser.
Academic Credits
Each session is equivalent to one semester and an interim term or to two quarters. Four semester credit hours are recommended for each of the three electives taken by the student. Language classes, including the initial period, meet for a minimum of 94 classroom hours. In addition to this students are required to carry out language assignments in and around Athens, and the two field experiences, closely coordinated with the language teaching, are recommended for credit as a language practicum. Study in Greece therefore recommends a total of 8 credit hours for the language learning. The total number of semester credit hours recommended is thus 20.
A transcript is issued for all work done by students while on the program.
It includes the following information: the title of each course, name of the faculty member teaching it, grade and teachers’ comments, number of students in each class, number of contact hours and recommended number of semester credit hours.
Transcripts are sent to students’ home institutions which grant credit.

If a research paper forms a major element in course evaluation, this paper is also forwarded.
The administration of Study in Greece urges each student to check with his or her department chairman and foreign study adviser about granting of credits for courses taken in Greece. Course syllabuses are available, and a memo indicating course and faculty changes will be sent at the beginning of each semester to applicants and institutions.
In the period 1970
- 1983 students have attended the program and received credit from the following universities:
Amherst College
Antioch University
Bates College
Beloit College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
University of California
- Berkeley
University of California
Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
Clark University
Colorado College
Colorado State University
University of Colorado
Colorado Women’s College
Dartmouth College
Eckerd College
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Hope College

* Credit not granted 17

University of Indiana- Fort Wayne
University of Illinois
- Chicago
Johns Hopkins University
Macalester College
University of Massachusetts
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Pennsylvania
Regis College
Ripon College
St. Johns College
Smith College
University of Southern Colorado
- Binghamton
Towson State University
Trinity College
- Connecticut
Trinity University
- Texas
Tufts University
Vassar College
University of Virginia
Wabash College
Wellesley College
Williams College
Wittenberg University
Student Conduct
Study in Greece reserves
the right to terminate a students participation in the program at any time the administration feels that the students conduct is
unacceptable. Misconduct abroad might be defined as any situation in which the student jeopardizes his or her welfare of that of fellow students of of the program, or openly flouts the mores of the community. In such cases the student will be responsible for all expenses incurred in returning to the United States.

Tuition and fees are $3500*. This includes all tuition and tutonal fees, lodging throughout the entire session, and expenses for language training assignments and field experiences. Not included in the cost are trans
- Atlantic transportation; food; health, accident and baggage insurance; personal expenses. The amount of money spent on food will naturally vary with the appetite and taste of the individual. A reasonable budget would be about $4 to $7 per day, depending on exchange rates. Personal expenses include books, local transportation, laundry, entertainment other than that provided by the program, and personal items. A reasonable estimate for these expenses would be between $100 to $ 120 per month.
For students who stay both sessions, the cost of the second session will be
$ 3300*.
All checks should be made payable to Study in Greece, Inc., and sent to Laura A. Griner, Dragoumi 14, GR- 116 28 ATHENS, GREECE. A $30 non-refundable application fee is due with the application. Upon notice of acceptance, students are required to send a deposit of $700 to secure their place, This deposit is credited toward tuition.

Payments are due as follows:
- June Session:
1st payment of $1400 due
November 15th
2nd payment of$ 1400 due
February 15th
- December session:
1st payment of $1400 due June 1st
2nd payment of$ 1400 due
August 15th
Arrangements Students are housed in fully equipped apartments in Athens maintained by Study in Greece. They eat either at local restaurants and tavernas or cook in the apartments.
Practical Information
Each student accepted will receive practical information which will include: suggestions for appropriate clothing and baggage, information on medical and health facilities in Athens, health and accident insurance required, some student travel tips, and banking arrangements in Athens.

* Credit not granted

* The cost is based on the January 1’i exhange rates and financial situation,