Study Abroad

402-375-7029  |  geconwa1@wsc.edu

CALENDAR

March 9 - May 28, 2014

GREECE

 

March 16 - May 23, 2014

ASIA

Semester Abroad | GREECE

SPRING 2014  |  March 9 - May 28, 2014

 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to study in Volos, Greece. Experience the Greek culture and historic sites like Athens, Thessaloniki and Meteora.

 

STUDY IN VOLOS, GREECE

The city of Volos is located on the Aegean Sea about half way between Athens and Thessaloniki. Positioned between Mount Pelion and the sea, it is a good base for enjoying the sea, hiking the wooded slopes and exploring the mountainside villages.  

 

Volos' seawalk is lined with outdoor restaurants and coffee houses on one side and sailboats docked on the other. Parallel is a pedestrian shopping street, connecting parks and city squares. The Volos harbor is an active commercial port. With approximately 100,000 inhabitants, Volos is a political, cultural, educational and economic center.

 

Alykes, where the students live, is a beachfront community on the edge of Volos. The beach offers a place for swimming, sunning, basketball, volleyball or a quiet walk. The neighborhood has its own grocers, pharmacy and restaurants for great pasta, seafood or gyros.

 

Volos is also the home to Thessaly University, our academic partner, hosting students from throughout Europe. We also partner with Lingua Plus Language school to offer students small, comfortable language classes and interaction with Greek students learning English.

 

 

THE PROGRAM

The Wayne State College Semester in Greece program is an eleven week semester that includes lectures, field trips, group discussions and a living experience in Greece accompanied by Nebraska faculty.

 

All classes and lectures are taught in English.

 

The cost of the program is $8,600 per student, which includes:

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12 credit hours of tuition and fees (in-state rate)

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round trip airfare from Omaha, Nebraska

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housing in Greece

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health insurance

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field trips

- meal allowance

 

Students will be responsible for their own spending money while on the trip. Field trips being planned include Athens, Thessaloniki, Meteora, Istanbul, various islands and regional sites.

 

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Students currently attending any college or university are welcome to attend, and should have:

- At least a 2.5 GPA
- Completed at least one semester of college
- A current passport valid through the end of the trip

 

Other important things you’ll need to know:

- No foreign language experience is required
- Participation is limited to 24 students
- Qualified students will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

COURSES OF STUDY

All students will register for a minimum of 12 credit hours through Wayne State College. Students may apply the credits to their programs of study as approved by their college through transfer of credit. 399 International Study (12 credit hours) (4 courses of 3 credit hours each:

 

399-80, 399-81, 399-82, 399-83 Prerequisite: Approval of the Department Chair. Students will learn about Greek culture by living in it.

 

Lectures, field trips, presentations and discussion groups will address:

- Greek history, art, architecture, philosophy and religion
- Contemporary Greek culture including politics, government, business, family, education, and social issues
- Greek language through coursework and immersion

 

IDS 399-83 includes a critical thinking/writing project. This project may be individualized to meet program requirements. It is possible to modify this 3-credit hour course for a special project to meet a specific requirement within the student's major. If it is used in completing requirements of the Educated Perspective Seminar, a paper will be required. Credits earned during this program may be applied to various general education requirements or used as 12 of the 21 credit hours required for a Minor in International Studies.

 

 

FACULTY

The group will be accompanied by full-time faculty members from Nebraska. Faculty will be responsible for the academic component (supervising local instruction, grading, instructing, etc.) as well as the logistics of the program (transportation, classrooms, housing, field trips, etc.).

 

 

More
Information
Gerald Conway, International Education Director
Phone: (402) 375-7029
E-mail: geconwa1@wsc.edu


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