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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Camille Deering Program Options: Academic Coursework, Service Learning
Areas of Study: International Studies Program Type: Faculty-Led
Class Standing: 1 - Freshman, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:


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.

Information Session
Tuesday, April 20th, 5:30 PM
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Meeting ID: 962 1722 4454
Passcode: 897087

Anticipated Cultural Excursions in Athens: Athenian Acropolis, National Archaeological Museum, Athenian Agora.
Anticipated Excursions outside of Athens: Delphi, Olympia, and Lesbos, Samos, or Chios.

Course: INT 250 International Study Tour: Global Issues, Local Impacts: Athens, Greece

Liberal Learning: Global; Behavioral, Social or Cultural Perspectives

Prerequisites: None

Application Deadline: 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. 

Dates: TBD, anticipated 21 days in Winter 2022

Program Directors:  Dr. Lee Ann Riccardi & Prof. Joanne Bateup Thomas

Price: TBD

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
Passport/Visa Fees
International  Airfare (arranged separately)
Transportation to/from US airport
Personal Items
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, 609-771-2596.
For course specific questions, please contact Dr. Lee Ann Riccardi at or Joanne Bateup Thomas at

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. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Faculty-Led 2022 09/24/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.