Abroad 1Study in Greece has issued its 2019-2020 Study Abroad catalogue, offering international students the opportunity to follow a short-term study programme while living in a Greek city, studying together with local students and acquiring intercultural communication skills. Participants can fully experience the country’s rich art, culture, history and traditions, as well as explore its varied landscape through field trips and cultural activities.

There are many different programmes available, covering multiple fields and areas of interest from architecture, philosophy and literature to nutrition science, digital technologies and environmental studies. All programmes approach the curriculum through a “Greek” lens, drawing not only from the country’s culture and history, but also from other aspects of its distinct identity, including its geography, culinary tradition and even its status as a refugee-hosting country.

Study in Greece

Study in Greece (SiG) is a non-profit organisation, fully endorsed by the Greek state, consisting of members of the Greek academic community, faculty and students. One of its central purposes is to promote academic programmes in Greece, aiding, guiding and supporting international students who wish to undertake all or part of their studies in the country. Creating an educational and cultural bridge between Greece and other countries, SiG members aim to establish Greece as an international destination for education and research.

Part of SiG’s core mission is function as a “one-stop shop” for studies in Greece: provide information on studying and living in Greece, promote and support educational activities and opportunities addressed to students from abroad, promote and organise educational programmes and activities in cooperation with Greek public universities as well as organise and implement study abroad and exchange programmes, connecting Greek and international educational institutions, academics and researchers.

abroad 3Affiliated institutes

Study in Greece collaborates with a continuously growing network of established institutions around the country. These are state educational institutions including the National Technical University of Athens, the Technical University of Crete, the University of Peloponese, the Harokopio University of Athens, the University of Macedonia, the University of West Attica, the University of the Aegean, the Democritus University of Thrace, the International Hellenic University, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, the Epidaurus Lyceum and the International Olympic Academy, as well as institutions and companies from the private sector, including Meet Culture, Muse Academy, R&J Cultural Life, Study Rooms and The λamda Project.

This not only means that participants have a wide variety of subjects to choose from, but also that they have the opportunity to study not only in Athens, but also in other parts of Greece with an equally long history and many interesting archaeological, historical and cultural sites. Thessaloniki, Sparta, Corinth, Nafplio, Chalkida, Chios, Samos, Rhodes, Florina, Kavala and Crete are only few of the places hosting Study Abroad programmes, offering a genuine experience of Greek life.

Programmes

The programmes offered draw from a wide variety of disciplines thanks to the multiple collaborations obtained. Some of the fields of study covered are architecture, classical philosophy, theatre, archaeology, history, art and ecology, often through an interdisciplinary approach, studied in relation to contemporary technologies and tools of the digital era. All programmes draw from the Greek experience, either as a source of knowledge or as lens through which the subject is examined.

“Athens biography through the city’s architecture”, “Body and Soul – Bridges and ruptures between Classical philosophy and Byzantine theology”, “Spatial Digital Humanities – Decoding the spatial content of historical representations”, “Greek refugee crisis and contemporary migration – Societies changing face”, “Aeschylus – Shakespeare - Claudel - Beckett”, “From Hesiod (Greek mythology) to Marvel Comics”, “Aristotle in Silicon Valley”, “Sea – Field of friendship and conflict” and “Mediterranean diet and health” are some examples of the programmes offered.

abroad NaxosPractical information

Apart from the academic support provided, SiG also offer complete logistics services, taking care of everything from the moment a student is picked up at the airport until the moment of departure.

Cost: The average cost of each programme ranges between 1,900 € to 2,000 € per week depending on the programme. The cost includes accommodation, two meals per day, transportation and tickets for museums and archeological sites (depending on the study programme). This does not cover transportation to and from Greece and personal expenses. It should be noted that these costs correspond to summer courses, and may be lower should a student choose to undertake a programme during the rest of the year.

Transportation: SiG takes full care of transportation, including public transport, private buses, train or ship tickets and travel agencies, depending on the programme.

Accommodation: SiG collaborates with hotels, premium hostels and dormitories around Greece. If the programme takes place in more than one location, everything will be arranged for accordingly.

For more details on the programmes, cities and practical information, you can download the Study Abroad catalogue here.

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