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.
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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.
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
through intensive language training on a daily basis, complementary out-of-class assignments, and frequent outings with the group to explore
The aim of the early classes is to give students the ability to move comfortably around the city and the rest of
accomplished through a series of assignments on which students explore first their immediate neighborhoods; later, other parts of
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
The content of the text is directly related to students’ needs in
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.
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.
field experience provides students with the
opportunity to travel to remote areas of
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.
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
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,
archaeology, architecture, art history, communications,
environmental studies, international relations, and international
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
Syllabuses for both modern and ancient world courses encourage students to make use of the resources of
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
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.
component of the students academic life is the variety
of resources available in
The following is a list of people who assist Study in
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,
Peristeris, Andonis Cretan lyra player. Psarri, Kevi
Greek song teacher. Tzanidaki, Victona
R. M. N. from the
have been used by Study in Greece students for their research papers and
• 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)
• Center for Asia Minor Studies
• Panhellenic Cultural
• The Artistic Center (Ora)
• Goethe Institute
• French Institute
• British Council
• Hellenic American Union
• Pontic Union
• Greek Womens Lyceum
• Society for Thracian Studies
Cultural Centers -
• Institute for Balkan Studies
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.
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.
A course in the topography of ancient
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
Modern Creek History and Politics.
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
various articles on Creek-Turkish
relations published in Creek,
British and American journals.
Economic Policy and Inflation. Upsala and
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.
1976. Ph. D. candidate at King’s
College; dissertation subject:
“The Impact of the Young Turk
Movement on the Creeks of the
Arabic and Islamic Studies;
Researcher at the Center for
Political Research and Information.
Publications: “The Bektashi Order
of Dervishes: A Link Between
Creeks and Turks in Asia Minor
1826-1922” Deltio, KMS, V. 3, 1982;
“Ceneral Elections in the
Ottoman Parliament 1908 - 1922”,
Deltio, KMS, vol. 4, 1983.
Butterworth, Katharine. (See Administration).
1973. Staff member, Franchthi Cave
Can Hasan, Ashvan project, and
director of individual site of
Cayboyu. Lecturer at
Publications: “Horned Objects in
Anatolia and the Near East and
Possible Connections with the
Minoan ‘Horns of Consecration”, AS
XIX, 1969; “A Prehistoric Figurine
“Theseus and the Unification of
Epigraphy, History and
Topography, Hesperia Suppi.
Vol. XIX, 1982.
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
Ezra Pound; Bliss and Other Stories
and The Dove’s Nest by Katherine
BA., 1981 in Modern Greek
Studies. Student on Study in
Ancient Greek Literature, Religion and History.
“The Attribution of Sophocles’ Electra 1015-16” in AlP 100 1979; “The Eparche Documents and the Early Oracle at Oropus” in GRBS 22 1981.
Modern Greek Literature.
present. 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. Cavafy” in 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,
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
is an American, a graduate of the
Educational Exchange for eight years. As Director of the Program Department she was closely associated with a large number of American educators, in the
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
LAURA A. GRINER
is an American who graduated in Greek studies at
LINDA F. MAKRIS
is an American who graduated from the
DIMITRIS HATZIS is a Greek who studied Philosophy at the Universities of Palermo and
Owen Cramer, Associate Professor in Classics,
Loring M. Danforth, Assistant
Professor of Anthropology,
Thalia A. Pandiri, Associate
Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures,
John Petropulos, Professor of History,
Edward Phinney, Professor of
George Savidis, Professor of
Modern Greek Literature,
University of Thessaloniki, Greece;
George Seferis Professor of
Modern Greek Studies, Harvard
John E. Bowman, Executive
Director Emeritus, Council on
Charles Chatfield, Professor of History,
Christopher W. Gray, Associate
Academic Dean and Foreign Study
Adviser and Lecturer in English,
Jitka M. Kaufman, Foreign Study
Adviser, International Programs
Nancy J. Mclntire, Assistant to the President,
Patricia C. Olmsted, Associate
Dean for Intercollegiate Study,
Paula Spier, Academic Dean,
Lily von Iclemperer, Consultant
International Education, former
Head of Information and
Counseling Division of the Institute
of International Education, New
York, New York.
Students from a wide range of disciplines may apply to Study in
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.
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
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
In some cases
the office of the foreign study adviser collects the completed forms and
forwards them to Study in
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
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
In the period 1970 - 1983 students have attended the program and received credit from the following universities:
University of California - Berkeley
University of California -
University of Chicago *
Colorado State University
University of Colorado
Colorado Women’s College
* Credit not granted 17
Indiana- Fort Wayne
University of Illinois - Chicago
Johns Hopkins University
University of Massachusetts
Michigan State University *
Mount Holyoke College
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Pennsylvania
St. Johns College
University of Southern Colorado
S.U.N.Y, - Binghamton
Towson State University
Trinity College - Connecticut
Trinity University - Texas
University of Virginia
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
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
January - June Session:
1st payment of $1400 due
2nd payment of$ 1400 due
July - December session:
1st payment of $1400 due June 1st
2nd payment of$ 1400 due
Living Arrangements Students are housed in fully equipped apartments in
Each student accepted will receive practical information which will include: suggestions for appropriate clothing and baggage, information on medical and health facilities in
* Credit not granted
* The cost is based on the January 1’i exhange rates and financial situation,
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