Athenians today are both proud of and burdened by their history. Few places in the world have as many daily reminders of their ancient past as Athens does, with the remains of ancient buildings and monuments mixed into the fabric of the city and visible all over the city center. Yet Athens is also a city beset by very modern problems. In this three-week experience, students will confront issues that face
Athens today, including the social effects of poverty, the rise of homelessness and drug abuse, and problems exacerbated by the influx of outsiders, such as refugees fleeing from war and disaster and tourists over-running the historical sites and local landscapes and damaging the environment. The course will include visits to local agencies and NGOs dedicated to confronting various of these issues and
working to improve living conditions for all, and will include a service learning component. The program will also include excursions to culturally significant sites that will allow students to develop an appreciation for the beautiful landscape and unique history of Greece and its contributions to civilization, and allow better understanding of the challenges Athenians face confronting their present
reality with their historic past.
Tuesday, April 20th, 5:30 PM
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Anticipated Cultural Excursions in Athens: Athenian Acropolis, National Archaeological Museum, Athenian Agora.
Anticipated Excursions outside of Athens: Delphi, Olympia, and Lesbos, Samos, or Chios.
INT 250 International Study Tour: Global Issues, Local Impacts: Athens, Greece
Global; Behavioral, Social or Cultural Perspectives
Friday, September 24, 2021. Includes $150 application fee. Students may apply for an application fee waiver based on financial need analysis.
$500 Commitment Deposit Deadline:
Friday, October 1, 2021.
TBD, anticipated 21 days in Winter 2022
Dr. Lee Ann Riccardi & Prof. Joanne Bateup Thomas
Program Fee Includes:
$150 Application Fee
$500 Program Deposit Fee
1.0 Unit Course Tuition & Fees
Breakfasts and some group meals
Transportation in Greece
Site Visit and Activity Fees
International Health Insurance
Does Not Include:
Most lunches and dinners
International Airfare (arranged separately)
Transportation to/from US airport
Other personal expenses (personal travel, etc.)
COVID-19 testing (currently required for international travel)
Explore Scholarship Opportunities
. We recommend CGE Education Abroad Scholarships
and the Mary Roebling International Travel Award
. Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor in the Office of Student Financial Assistance
Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at email@example.com, 609-771-2596.
For course specific questions, please contact Dr. Lee Ann Riccardi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanne Bateup Thomas at email@example.com.
Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy
statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.
Final approval of the program is contingent upon Global Risk Mitigation and Crisis Management review.