ATHENS GREECE Odyssey of Athens
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
UNDERGRADUATE Business Administration (BS) English (BA) International Relations (BA) Management with Emphasis in (BA): Human Resources Mngt. International Business Marketing
GRADUATE International Relations (MA) Business Administration (MBA) MBA with Emphasis in: Cybersecurity Health Administration Digital Marketing Management Project Management Teaching English as a Second Language (MA) Psychology with Emphasis in Counseling Psychology (MA)
One-day 3 Island Cruise Each summer and semester, students set sail for a full day of island hopping. The one-day 3 island cruise makes stops at the Greek islands of Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. (Summer, Fall I and Spring II) Explore Greek Archaeological Sites While in Athens, students will have the opportunity to visit archaeological sites and museums such as the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, the first modern Olympic stadium and the National Archaeological Museum. Tour of Ancient Olympia Each semester, an overnight excursion to visit the multiple archaeological sites of Ancient Olympia. Students visit the the archaeological site in Olympic and learn about the origins of the Ancient Olympic Games, visit the theatre of Epidaurus to learn about ancient Greek drama and the role of theatre in Ancient Greece, and visit Mycena, one of the great cities of the Mycenaean civilization that played a vital role in classical Greek culture. Semester Overnight Excursions Each semester, an excursion is planned for students to explore different regions of Greece. The fall excursion typically takes students to Delphi and Meteora and in the spring to Sparta-Mystras and Monemvasia. During the fall, students visit Apollo’s sanctuary and the famous Oracle in Delphi and the mountain-top monasteries of Meteora. During the spring visit to Sparta- Mystras and Monemvasia, students will tour two Byzantine Fortress cities and the castle-town of Monemvasia.
Media Studies (BA) Political Science (BA) Psychology (BA/BS)
CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY
Greece is the birthplace of democracy, political science, Western philosophy and literature, and the Olympic games and Athens is the center of it all, making it an ideal study abroad destination. With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. Webster Athens is in an ideal location, in the historical neighborhood known as Plaka, at the foothills of the Acropolis. Plaka is also known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” because of its location to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites including the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Athens is a modern city with a plethora of activity; cultural events including concerts, gallery exhibits, dance and theatre are an integral part of everyday life. The Webster Athens campus was established in 2014, and is dedicated to creating a campus culture that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion, and promotes international understanding and appreciation. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, faculty get to know students on a first- name basis and classes are highly interactive with a strong emphasis on collaboration. Housed within two beautiful and historic buildings, the campus features classrooms, a computer lab, library, administrative offices and a cultural center. The classroom building has been fully renovated, and offers a break room and rooftop access during business hours which provides a space to relax and enjoy a wonderful view overlooking the historic acropolis.
HOUSING IN ATHENS Students have an opportunity to be independent by living in shared furnished apartments in the Plaka area within a 2-5 minute walk to campus. Typically, there are four students in each apartment (two share a bedroom); however there is the option of a single room for an additional charge, if there is availability. Student housing is conveniently located near Monastiraki Square and Syntagma Square which gives students access to transportation hubs, restaurants, shopping bazaars and grocery stores. to get to all kinds of restaurants, stores, and transportation.
“What I loved was that everyone on the program was very friendly. I made lots of friends here and the staff and faculty were really welcoming. Athens is a very easy place to love. I found myself missing it when we went on trips. I did not get homesick like I had expected, because I instantly felt at home. Overall, I had an amazing experience.”
FAST FACTS ABOUT ATHENS • Webster Athens, also known as The Odyssey
in Athens program was named a Top Study Abroad in 2019 by GoAbroad.com which annually ranks study abroad programs based on student reviews. • Dating back to 3000 BCE, Athens is the oldest capital city in Europe. • Piraeus is one of the busiest passenger ports in the world making for easy weekend trips to many Greek islands.
SELENA HACKSHAW SUNY Oneonta
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