Greece, Athens

Live and learn in the birthplace of democracy  - Athens, Greece.  Athens is a crossroads of ancient and modern times - a vibrant modern city full of antiquities and archeological sites.  More than one-third of Greece's population lives in this bustling city.  Engage with all this exciting city has to offer - in and around Athens, you can visit the open air movie theaters and take advantage of the lively outdoor cafes and dining culture.  Retreat to open spaces by taking a short bus ride to explore the nearby Greek countryside and beautiful beaches. 

One of the highlights of the Athens program is a week-long field study on Crete where you will get the chance to experience all aspects of the island's rich history and culture.

Explore complete Greece - Athens Program details on CSBSJU-Global Portal.

Academics

Students on the Greece - Athens program will all take the Study Abroad Seminar (CS/GL/EX), taught by their faculty director, and select 4 other courses from the Fall courses offered by our partner the College Year in Athens (CYA). CYA offers courses in a wide variety of subject areas, including Anthropology, Archeology, Art History, Classics, Global Business, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, and Sustainability. All courses are taught in English in classrooms, at historical and archaeological sites, and in museums.

At CYA, students will have access to a library, computer lab, and other academic resources.

Students on this program must take at least 16 credits.

REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS:

  • COLG 385 - Study Abroad Seminar (4 cr) (CS/GL/EX) - Required if Faculty-Led

ELECTIVE COURSE OPTIONS (Select 12 credits)

  • Choose 4  - 3 credit electives from the CYA course offerings.  Complete course list with Integrations Curriculum Designations coming in September, 2022.

 For course descriptions and more information, refer to the course list links above and the CSBSJU-Global Portal.  To explore study abroad course options and how they work with the Integrations Curriculum, Common Curriculum, and departmental requirements, check out our new CGE Study Abroad Course Database. 

Accommodations

In Athens, students live with other CSB+SJU students in apartments located in the hearts of the residential Pangrati neighborhood.  Small groups of CSB+SJU students share living, cooking and sleeping quarters. Students are responsible for preparing their own meals, except for their weekday lunches which are provided by CYA.

The Pangrati neighborhood is desirable for its central location, proximity to heritage sites, monuments and museums, and access to the National Gardens and the wooded slopes of Lykavittos Hill. It is also within easy walking distance of grocery stores, cafes and restaurants, bakeries, dry-cleaning shops, banks, and other amenities, including a lively weekly outdoor "people's market" offering fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, and flowers.

Program Dates

The approximate program dates for the Greece Athens program are early-September to mid-December.

Financial Considerations

During a semester abroad, CSB+SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying CSB+SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Fee. Find program fee cost information on the CSBSJU-Global Portal

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with the program costs, but must be searched out well in advance. 

See which Scholarships you may qualify for with participating on this program. 

Explore Further

Fall 2022 Program Director:

Matthew Callahan, English

Matt Callahan is a CSB+ SJU alum and has taught writing-related courses in the English Department for more than twenty years. He has lived in Austria and Alaska, and he is fascinated by the relationship between people and place. Matt's professional and personal interests include creative writing, literary publishing, new American fiction and the literature of the North. He and his partner Teresa are thrilled about the opportunity to lead the program in Athens.

Fall 2023 Program Director:

Phil Kronebusch, Political Science

Phil Kronebusch has taught law-related courses in the political science department for more than 30 years.  He and his wife, Kim, have previously directed semester abroad programs to London and Tokyo, and directed the Greco-Rome program twice.  Phil is an alum of CSB+SJU and was a student on the first Greco-Rome program in the fall of 1979.