ATHENS, NAFPLIO AND PAROS, GREECE
Psychology & Honors
*Program pending approval and subject to change
For more information, please contact:
Academic Program Director (APD)
Dr. Maria Czyzewska | 512.245.3160 | firstname.lastname@example.org
What You Will Learn
The legacy of Ancient Greece, the ideas introduced by classical philosophers and artists, has a lasting influence on our modern world. Through field trips and seminar discussions, you will have the opportunity to explore the classical roots of many psychological concepts pertaining to human nature, morality and socio-political life. Moreover, you will gain insight into many challenges facing Greece today, a society undergoing a rapid transformation under the pressure of tradition and demands of modern economies. Daily experience and contacts with local communities will give you a rich ground for cross-cultural observations, and during class discussions, you will practice skills of applying the key psychological concepts of your courses to critical reflection on selected psycho-social issues in culturally diverse context.
Greece is a country located in the southeast corner of Europe, with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas, and a distinctive Mediterranean culture that has been shaped by influences from the West and the East. Commonly called the cradle of Western civilization, it is a land of Ancient Greece, one of the oldest and most influential civilizations in the world. During the first days, we will be in Athens and have excursions to prominent archaeological and cultural sites (e.g., Acropolis, Agora, Old City of Plaka), and we will visit the Greek Forum of Refugees, a non-profit organization advocating for rights of refugees in Greece. Later, a charter bus will take us to Nafplio, an old seaport in the Peloponnese and the first capitol of modern Greece, where we will stay for 2 weeks. For the last 10 days, we will travel by a charter bus and ferry to the island of Paros in the Aegean Sea.
A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 at Texas State at the time of application. Participants must complete the required online application and be officially admitted to the program.
||May 20-22, 2019
|Departure from Texas:
||May 23, 2019
|First day of classes (abroad):
||May 24, 2019
|Last day of classes (abroad):
||June 20, 2019
|Return from program:
||June 21, 2019
*May be repeated once for additional credit
||Honors Independent Study
||Psychology of Women
||Psychology of Human Diversity
**May be taken for Honors credit
- $200 non-refundable application fee
- $300 non-refundable deposit
- Tuition and fees for six hours of university credit
- Local transportation
- Scheduled visits and excursions
- International Insurance (health, travel assistance, and liability)
|With application (on or before February 15, 2019)
||Non-refundable application fee
|March 1, 2019
||Non-refundable program deposit
|May 30, 2019
Students must have satisfied one of the payment options offered by Student Business Services
by the May 30 deadline.
In Athens, guided excursions to important archaeological and cultural sites (e.g., Acropolis, Agora, Syntagma Square, old city of Plaka, Greek Forum of Refugees). In Nafplio and on Paros, we will have regular class meetings. We will also take a guided bus tour to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ancient Mycenae and Epidavrous, and have a group excursion to the Peloponnesian Folklore Museum.
Typical Day in the Program
While in Athens, we will have daily group excursions followed by free time to explore the city on your own. In Nafplio and on Paros, we will have regular class meetings on weekdays and free weekends for independent sightseeing or other activities of your choice.
To cover the traditional content of courses offered during the program in a cross-cultural perspective.
To apply the concepts of modern psychological theories to critical reflection on the personal experience abroad and selected issues of contemporary societies, in Greece and the U.S.
To explore the legacies of Ancient Greeks in many aspects of modern society and social sciences.
Estimated Additional Expenses Not Included in Total Cost
|Books, supplies, and miscellaneous expenditures
International Education Fee Scholarship
All eligible students are encouraged to apply for the International Education Fee Scholarship
. Scholarship applications will be accepted from November 15, 2018 until February, 1 2019.