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Western Roots of Design-Classical Greece
Athens, Greece
Program Terms:  
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer I
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Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WMU
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Housing Options:
Hotel (double)
 Minimum GPA:
2.5
 Class Standing:
Graduate, Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Undergraduate Sophomore
 Number of Credits:
3
 Program Specialist:
Anastassia Kaml
 Language experience required:
No
 Areas of Study:
Arts & Sciences
Program Description:
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Program Overview

Program is not offered for summer 2014.  Program may be offered for summer 2015, please check the online program brochure  in September 2014 for upates.

Greece is a country of unique beauty and history. Ancient Greek builders have left remnants of their architecture and design scattered throughout the region that attest to their skill, artistry, and ingenuity. On this ten-day tour, that will include ancient sites in Greece, Turkey and on a number of islands in the Aegean Sea, students will learn about, observe and reflect on historic Western art and architecture that has influenced the fields of architecture and interior design.

Students who participate in this program will be expected to document the trip through sketches and photography and will reflect, in writing, on the contribution of classical design to current practices. They will be able to:
1. identify ancient Greek architectural and design motifs that have influenced Western architecture and design.
2. trace the artistic and structural influence of classical architecture from Ancient Greece to 2013.
3. understand how the historic designs were a product of the social and cultural climate of ancient Greece, and  how design was one of the mechanisms by which the Greek ideals were supported through many centuries.
Program Faculty Director.

BRIEF TENTATIVE ITINERARY:

May 3  DEPARTURE FROM CHICAGO
May 4 ARRIVE ATHENS - TOLO (2 NIGHTS)
May 5  MYCENAE, CORINTH & EPIDAURUS
May 6  TOLO - PIRAEUS - AEGEAN CRUISE (4 NIGHTS) - MYKONOS
May 7  AEGEAN CRUISE - KUSADASI (TURKEY) & PATMOS
May 8  AEGEAN CRUISE - RHODES
May 9  AEGEAN CRUISE - CRETE (IRAKLION) & SANTORINI
May 10  ARRIVE PIRAEUS - ATHENS (2 NIGHTS)
May 11  ATHENS
May 12  DEPARTURE FROM ATHENS

Location

The group will fly to Athens and travel to the charming fishing village of Tolo. While lodging in Tolo the group will travel to Mycenae, Corinth and Epidaurus. An Aegean Cruise ship will take the group to the coast of Turkey and to the islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. When the group returns to the Greek mainland, it will tour ancient sites in Athens and be rewarded with a free day to explore Athens and the surrounding area.  

Greece (Greek: Ελλaδα, Elláda), officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνικ Δημοκρατα, Ellanikî Demokratía), is a country in Southeast Europe. Athens is the capital and the largest city in the country (its urban area also including Piraeus). The population of the country, according to the 2011 census preliminary data, is about 11 million.
Greece has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring a vast number of islands (approximately 1,400, of which 227 are inhabited), including Crete, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, and the Ionian Islands among others. Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest at 2,917 m (9,570 ft).
Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of ancient Greece, generally considered the cradle of Western civilization. As such it is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy. This legacy is partly reflected in the seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece, ranking Greece 7th in Europe and 13th in the world. The modern Greek state was established in 1830, following the Greek War of Independence.

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Academics


Academic Program
Students will be given reading assignments about historic architectural sites, as well as current events in Greece, prior to departure. Three two-hour mandatory sessions prior to departure will provide an opportunity to discuss readings, to outline trip expectations and travel etiquette, and to help students prepare for the trip. All students who participate in this program will be expected to document the trip through sketches and photography and will reflect, in writing, on the contribution of classical design to current practices. They will be able to:
1. identify ancient Greek architectural and design motifs that have influenced Western architecture and design.
2. trace the artistic and structural influence of classical architecture from Ancient Greece to 2013.
3. understand how the historic designs were a product of the social and cultural climate of ancient Greece, and  how design was one of the mechanisms by which the Greek ideals were supported through many centuries.

Interior Design students who are taking this course to replace ART 2200 will have the additional requirement of producing a post-trip presentation.


Academic Credit
Students can earn up to three hours of academic credit. Students enroll for 1-3 hours of WMU credit in FCS 4050 Travel/Study Seminar. Enrollment will be for Summer I 2013.  Interior Design Students taking this course for three credit hours may substitute this study abroad experience for ART 2200 – History of Art I.

WMU credit will be awarded for courses successfully completed on this program with prior approval of the student's academic unit, and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. This approval is obtained by completing the Course Pre-approval Form available from the HIGE. Students are urged to work closely with academic advisors and HIGE staff to plan a course of study allowing for steady progress toward their degree.
 
Cost & Financial Aid
Cost
The program fee  includes tuition, enrollment fees, mandatory WMU international insurance, lodging, some excursions and some meals (continental breakfasts).
Students are responsible for the following expenses not included in program fee: additional meals, personal expenses, immunizations, some local travel and air travel.

Scholarships
Students applying for this program may be eligible for  the Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship and the Arts and Sciences International Study Scholarship

Financial Aid
Enrollment for this program will be in Summer I 2013.  Students who are eligible for federal or state financial aid can use their awards for studying abroad.  After a student has been accepted to the program, he/she must complete required paperwork with the Financial Aid staff in order to apply financial aid to the program costs.  It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e. remain enrolled full-time). 
*Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Note: Program fees are subject to adjustment due to changes in actual exchange rates or other factors. In addition, programs may be modified or canceled in the event of insufficient enrollment. Program dates are subject to slight adjustment.

Housing

Accommodations for days 2-3 and 8-9 are in three and four star hotels in twin or triple rooms with private facilities. Days 4-7 will be on a cruise ship. Continental breakfasts and dinners will be provided throughout with full board on the ship.
 

Additional Resources

Country Information (external links)
Athens - Loneley Planet
Country Specific Information - Greece
Culturegram - Greece
StudentsAbroad

Contacts at WMU:

Ann Gribbin
Program Faculty Director
2507 Kohrman Hall 
Family and Consumer Sciences
Mailcode 5322
387-3703
ann.gribbin@wmich.edu 

Eleonora Philopoulous
Associate Program Faculty Director
WMU Construction Services
387-8648
eleonora.philopoulos@wmich.edu

Carol Reid, Academic Advisor
Office of Undergraduate Advising | College of Education and Human Development
Western Michigan University | 1903 W. Michigan Ave. | 2504 Sangren Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5275
phone: 269-387-3474 | fax: 269-387-3736
www.wmich.edu/education/advising

Anastassia Kaml
Study Abroad Specialist,
Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave,
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 387-5890
Fax:   (269) 387-0630
Website: www.wmich.edu/studyabroad
E-mail: anastassia.v.kaml@wmich.edu
campus site:
B 2425 Ellsworth Hall


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