Study Abroad

Summer in Greece

The department regularly offers a special study abroad opportunity: PHIL 3390/5050: What is the Life Worth Living? Ancient Ethics in Athens, which goes to Greece for eleven days in the summer semester (May 13–23). The bulk of the course takes place in Athens, where you and other students will answer for yourselves the questions that consumed Ancient Greek ethicists and still consume today's positive psychologists: What is the life worth living? What is a truly excellent, remarkable human life?

New for 2023!

    •    Collaboration with Hellenic American University (Athens) faculty for a richer academic experience!
    •    Three days in the dreamlike harbor town of Nafplio!
    •    Day trips to the mountains of Delphi and the ancient city of Mycenae!
    •    Extended exploration time!
    •    Authentic Greek cooking class!

Plus, visit the Acropolis and Parthenon, the Acropolis and National Archaeological Museums, the Agora, Plato's Academy, and Aristotle's Lyceum. All site visits and lodging, most travel, and group meals are included!

Course Credit and Scholarships

This is a three-credit course that counts in the Ethics/Aesthetics category for the Philosophy major and minor, as an elective for the Philosophy MA or the minor in Classical Studies, and satisfies LBST 2102: Global and Intercultural Connections. If you are a Philosophy major, the department will provide you with a $100 scholarship to help defray the program cost.

More Details and to Apply

Please contact the instructor, Dr. Daniel Boisvert, or the department chair, Dr. Trevor Pearce, if you have any questions. You can also find more information here and here.

Although the application deadline for Summer 2023 is February 1, 2023, please don't wait to explore this program. Space is limited to 12 students, who are admitted on a first-to-confirm basis. For more detailed information and to apply via the International Office, please click here.