2013 January Term in Greece

2013 January Term in Greece

January 7 – 26, 2013

Archaic and Classical Periods, 1100 to 323 BCE.

Tentative Syllabus and Itinerary

Together with the Sunoikisis consortium, the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, DC will offer a travel study program in Greece, Monday, January 7, 2013 – Saturday, January 26, 2013. This program offers an intensive study of the literature and material culture of ancient Greece from the Archaic and Classical Periods, approximately from 1100 to 323 BCE. Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature at Harvard University, and Kenny Morrell, Associate Professor at Rhodes College, will lead the trip. Points of interest include Athens, Nafplion, and the ancient sites of Delphi, Mycenae, Olympia, Sparta, and Marathon.

Through readings, research projects, and interactions with scholars and curators, participants will develop a thorough familiarity with the material culture from the ancient world. This engagement will also include aspects of contemporary Greece, the traditions that animate the modern society, the relationship Modern Greeks have with their cultural legacy. Participants need no previous experience with the country’s native language to apply although the participants will be expected to master some basic language proficiency during the course.

The Center for Hellenic Studies in DC will process applications, arrange orientation meetings, and correspond with participants in advance of the trip. The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece will arrange and coordinate the day-to-day experience of the participants while abroad. A program coordinator from CHS Greece will accompany the group for the duration of the program.

Estimated Rates:

The cost will be approximately $2900.00.* A $500 deposit is due upon confirmation of participation in the program. Complete payments are due by December 15, 2012.

The rate includes double-occupancy accommodation, breakfast and one additional meal (lunch or dinner) per day, entrance to sites and museums, and ground transportation in Greece.

The rate does not cover airfare to and from Greece or any other incidentals not mentioned in the syllabus. Participants will book their own flights to the Athens International Airport and should plan to arrive in Athens by 3PM on Monday, January 7.

The cost is subject to change based upon the EUR/USD exchange rate prior to time of final payment and also upon the number of participants. As of September 17, 2012, the exchange rate is € 1 = $1.31 (XE Currency Converter).

J-Term Budget Sheet, 2013

*This amount will be fully and exclusively used to cover the expenses connected with the organization and implementation of the program. 


The application deadline is Thursday, November 1.

Click here to complete the online application.

The Center for Hellenic Studies will accept applications on a rolling basis. Enrollment will be limited to 35 participants. The only requirements for participation are intellectual curiosity and a readiness to engage directly with other cultures.

Undergraduates and Graduate Students: The application will call for a PDF of your transcript and contact information for 2 references. Once the CHS receives a completed application, the staff will contact and ask references to fill out a brief questionnaire.

Non-Traditional Students/Life-long Learners: Please substitute your CV or résumé in place of a transcript.


For more information regarding the January Term trip, please contact us via Contact Form.