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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/03/2018 06/16/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Ancient Legacies: Greece

Overview

Greece

This program is an interdisciplinary, team-taught project that offers hands-on experience in an effort to understand more deeply both other cultures and our own.  Faculty from many disciplines join together and propose activities designed to illuminate early chapters in our western heritage.  Our seminars are not merely lectures and tours; instead, they encourage participation in diverse activities such as model-making reconstructions of ancient buildings to introduce ancient architectural achievement, recreating ancient debates in the law courts in order to think about ancient institutions of justice, crafting and painting our own terracotta vessels in the black figure and red figure techniques, running an Olympic foot-race in an ancient stadium, dramatically reenacting selections from Plato in their historical settings to invigorate our grasp of philosophical discourse, the construction of sundials as part of an introduction to ancient astronomy, lively recitations of ancient myths at archaeological sites, and performing classical Greek plays in ancient theaters with costumes and masks we make ourselves.

Location
Athens, Delphi, Island of Samos, west coast of Turkey, Island of Kos
Extension includes Crete and Santorini

Program Highlights

The theme Ancient Legacies: Intellectual Adventures in Greece invites seminar members to explore Greek inventions of institutions fundamental to our western civilization: democracy and the jury system, philosophy and science, historical writing, public literacy, naturalistic sculpture, the Olympic games, and the theater.  How did such institutions emerge from a world multi-faceted question, first, we shall investigate important sites and artifacts, written accounts, and painted presentations in order to provide seminar members with ancient evidence.  Secondly, we shall engage in reflection, discussion, lectures, and hands-on activities in order to discover how rational explanations of the world burst upon the cultural scene of the ancient Greeks.  Do the ancient Greeks still have something to offer us as we try to understand the world and our place in it?

Courses

PHIL 490 - Special Problems; 1-8 Credits
Credit can be earned in a variety of subjects: Philosophy, Classics, Archeology, Anthropology, English, History, some sciences, and Core Curriculum.

Eligibility

Undergraduates, Graduates and community members

Faculty & Contact Information

Dr. Robert Hahn, Professor of Philosophy, created and has led the Ancient Legacies programs for over 25 years.

Robert Hahn
hahnr@siu.edu
618-536-6641

Number of Participants

There are normally 10 - 20 per each program.

Program Charge
$2,880 + round trip flight from USA for students enrolled for three  SIU credits.
(Or group flight tickets from St.Louis to Athens for $1,320/person on Delta Airlines if tickets purchased in full by February 20th, 2018)
$3,480 for anyone not registered for three SIU academic credits
(Or group flight tickets from St.Louis to Athens for $1,320/person on Delta Airlines if tickets purchased in full by February 20th, 2018)

Single room supplement: $495

Included in the program cost: double occupancy hotel, two plane flights in Greece, day trip on private yacht, 2 meals a day, all entrance tickets, all transfers.  All instruction, licensed guiding, and course materials.  Does not include round-trip airfare to Athens, gratuities, personal spending, or SIU tuition (Students may enroll for 3-6 credits in a variety of departments, including core credit and university honors credit. Please contact the program director to find out course enrollment options).

Extension includes: double occupancy hotel, two plane flights in Greece (Athens to Crete and Santorini to Athens), plus hydrofoil from Crete to Santorini, 2 meals a day, all entrance tickets, all transfers.  All licensed guiding, and course materials.  Does not include round-trip to Athens.

Tipping is not included for hotel staff, bus drivers, boat and yacht crews, nor are beverages at dinner (we will collect a modest amount for tipping at the beginning of the program;last year it was 89 euros per person for 14 days).

Other Costs
The program charges do not include round trip airfare to the program site, optional SIU tuition, some meals, beverages and other incidentals. Please see the Ancient Legacies web site for further details specific to each program.

Miscellaneous costs and souvenirs.

Payment Plan
Installment 1 - $150 Non-refundable deposit is due with applicationInstallment 2 - $1,000 Due March 1, 2018
*Installment 3 - $Balance of Program Charge Due April 1, 2018


Installment 1 & 2 must be made by check or money order made payable to SIUC at the Study Abroad Office located in Woody Hall.  At this time you will fill out a “Payment Form” that will let us know if you plan to have the third installment billed to your Bursar bill (see *).

*SIU Students may request the final installment to be placed on their Bursar bill.  It will be billed to the Spring statement dated April 15 or if you wish to defer it to the summer statement May 15 a "Request to Defer Payment" form available in the Study Abroad Office in Woody Hall and will need to be filled out by the Financial Aid Office.


Financial Aid
Financial Aid is available for SIU Carbondale students and requires full-time registration and other conditions.  You should consult with the Financial Aid Office to get an estimate of what you might have available.  Programs that take place after the end of the Fall Semester/commencement are considered as Spring Semester Programs.  Programs that take place after the end of the Spring Semester/commencement are considered Fall Semester Programs.

Study abroad has scholarships that are available for SIU undergraduate students.  You can apply for those here “Salukis Abroad Scholarship”.

Housing

Participants are housed in hotels throughout the program. Participants in the Egypt program will also be on a Nile cruise boat for part of the program. Please see the program web site for more details.

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies apply to all programs with the exceptions noted:
90+ Days before departure - $50 application charge plus any non-refundable charges
60+ Days before departure - $100 plus any non-refundable charges
30+ Days before departure - $150 plus any non-refundable charges
Up to day of departure - $200 plus any non-refundable charges
After departure – No Refunds?

Donkey
Withdraw Policy
Please contact Study Abroad Programs immediately if you are unable to participate in the program. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Study Abroad Programs as well as the instructor about withdrawing. This must be done in writing (e-mail is acceptable) as well as logging in to “MyStudyAbroad” and withdrawing yourself under the “Status” tab. You will be considered as a continuing participant until you notify us.  If you need to withdraw, it is in your best interest to withdraw as soon as possible and to verify that we have received your written notice.

Application Deadline & Procedure
March 1, 2018.  Note:  We cannot guarantee that there will still be spaces available at this date.  Early application is advised.

There is a $150, non-refundable application charge due upon applying for this program and is included in the total program cost.  The application charge will need to be paid by check or money order at the Study Abroad Office in Woody Hall once you have submitted your application online.

To apply, click on “Apply Now” at the top or bottom of the program description and log in using your SIU network ID. 

Additional Information

SUNDAY 3 JUNE: Depart USA

4 JUNE: Morning arrival in Athens. Free day until late afternoon visit to the new Acropolis Museum. Orientation meeting, 7pm. Dinner and O/N Athens.

5 JUNE: Morning visits to the Acropolis in Athens, the Areopagus, and the Agora and Museum. We tell Aeschylus’ Oresteia and the origins of the jury system. Evening roundtable. O/N Athens.

6 JUNE: Morning departure for National Museum in Athens, followed by coach to Delphi, and a visit at the Delphi Museum. Evening presentation of the story of Homer’s Iliad. O/N Delphi.

7 JUN: Morning visit to the Delphi Archaeological site. We discuss the origins of the Olympic games and run our own Olympic footrace in the ancient stadium! At lunch, we have a “radio-play” version of Eurpides’ Trojan Women. Return to Athens airport for an afternoon flight to the island of Samos. O/N Samos.

8 JUN: Morning visit to the great temple of Hera archaeological site, we discuss the conflicting myths about Hera, recreate a festival processional, and consider the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of animal sacrifice at the great altar for a lecture on Pythagoras and the famous theorem. Visit to the cave of Pythagoras outside MarthathoKambo, discuss what we know of Pythagoras and the early Pythagoreans, and then we visit to the limestone quarry in the hill behind the Eupalinion tunnel. Late afternoon visit to the pottery shop in Mauratzaioi. We try our hands at making hydrodynamic pottery and votives. O/N Samos.

9 JUN: Visit to the TUNNEL of Eupalinos. Lecture and discussion on the “Theorem of Pythagoras.” O/N Samos.

10 JUN: Morning exercise making a seasonal sundial. Early afternoon visit to Vathi archeological museum. Afternoon boat to Turkey (Kusadasi). O/N Turkey.

11 JUN: Morning visits to the temple of Artemis at Ephesos, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, followed by an exploration of ancient Ephesos, arguably the best preserved city we visit, and then go the Selchek Museum. O/N Turkey.

12 JUN: Morning visits to the archaeological site of ancient Priene where we reenact the Trial of Socrates in the ancient Bouleterion, then we rehearse a scene from our upcoming play at their well-preserved theater. Next we stop in Miletos for an introduction to the origins of philosophy, and finally visit the temple of Apollo at Didyma. Evening presentations on the origins of historical writing and public literacy. O/N Turkey.

13 JUN: Transfer to Bodrum, ancient Hallicarnassos for day trip on a yacht. We read some Homer, discuss some Aristotle, and swim and relax on the wine-dark sea! Afternoon boat to the Greek island of Kos. O/N Kos.

14 JUN: Morning visit to the ancient hospital of Hippocrates, the Asklepion archaeological site where we review the origins of empirical medicine and discuss ancient health care.

We return to the hotel for play rehearsal. O/N Kos.

15 JUNE: Play rehearsal and costume and mask making. Late afternoon play performance in the ancient theater on Kos. Seminar conclusions. O/N Kos.

16 JUNE: Morning plane to Athens. Arrival before 9am.
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