January Term in Greece 2014

January Term in Greece 2014

The Bronze Age: The Minoans and the Mycenaeans

January 6-26, 2014

Together with the Sunoikisis consortium, the Center for Hellenic Studies will offer a travel study program in Greece in January. This travel-study program, led by professors Gregory Nagy, (Harvard University) and Kenny Morrell (Rhodes College), will explore the Bronze Age Minoan and Mycenean societies that occupied Crete, the Peloponnese, and the mainland. Points of interest include visits to Heraklion, Knossos, Mycenae, Nafplion, Sparta, and Athens.

Through readings, research projects, and interactions with scholars and curators, participants will develop a thorough familiarity with the Bronze Age in Greece. The excursion will combine visits to archaeological sites and museums with readings from primary and secondary sources about the societies and their influence on subsequent cultures.

A coordinator from CHS Greece and a teaching assistant from Harvard will accompany the group for the duration of the program.

Participants will book their own flights to the Athens international Airport and should plan to arrive in Athens by 3PM on Monday, January 6.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact us via Contact Form.

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Application and Eligibility

The Center for Hellenic Studies will accept applications on a rolling basis until November 15, 2013.

The only requirements for participation are intellectual curiosity and a readiness to engage directly with other cultures. Knowledge of modern or ancient Greek is welcome but not necessary.

Due to the subject matter of the course, undergraduate applications will be given priority. However, we encourage anyone to apply.

The online application will call for a PDF of your transcript and contact information for two references. The Center will contact your references and have them fill out an online questionnaire. Non-traditional students and life-long learners should submit a CV or résumé in place of a transcript.

Estimated Rates

The cost to participate in the January term program is $3200.00*. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500.00 is due upon acceptance into the program. The remainder of the cost will be due December 15, 2013.

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

The rate does not cover airfare to and from Greece or any other incidentals not mentioned in the syllabus.

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


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