Study Abroad in Greece 2019

Study AbroadStudy abroad: Rhetoric and Performance in Greece, Villanova University, May 19-June 24, 2019. Deadline: Open until filled.

The Department of Communication at Villanova University announces its 2019 Summer Study Abroad in Greece program–and invites applications from undergraduate students across the United States. Admission is competitive; admissions are rolling and ongoing, and space is limited! Interested students should contact the 2019 Program Director, Dr. Bryan Crable, as soon as possible.

This five-week, 6-credit summer program is specifically designed to give Communication students important insights into the origin of the discipline and its relevance to contemporary public discourse. The program travels throughout Greece as it focuses on the history of the spoken word–and its relation to epic storytelling, oratory, drama, and the life of the polis. The program, run annually since 2001, welcomes students who are majoring & minoring in Communication and closely related fields, such as English, Classics, Humanities, Honors, etc.

This year’s program consists of two team-taught courses, one focusing on ancient Greek rhetoric and democracy, and the other on the rhetorical function of myth. The courses take place on ancient archaeological sites and on hotel grounds (including, often, the beach). The size of the program is also ideal, since two faculty members are accompanied by 20-22 students, from universities across the country. This creates a unique learning environment, one that fosters a close intellectual and personal bond between students and faculty.

Study Abroad 2016 with Villanova University: Rhetoric in Greece

RHETORIC SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN GREECE
5 weeks: May 15th to June 22nd 2016

The Department of Communication at Villanova University announces its 2016 Summer Study Abroad in Greece program–and invites applications from undergraduate students across the United States. Admission is competitive; early action deadline for application is December 15, 2015. Interested students should contact the 2016 Program Director, Dr. Bryan Crable, as soon as possible.

This amazing five-week, 6-credit summer program is specially designed to give Communication students important insights into the origin of the discipline and its relevance to contemporary public discourse. The program travels throughout Greece–including stops in Athens, Delphi, and Tolo as well as the Greek islands of Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and Crete–as it focuses on the history of the spoken word–and its relation to epic storytelling, oratory, drama, and the life of the polis. The program, run annually since 2001, welcomes students who are majoring & minoring in Communication and closely related fields, such as English, Classics, Humanities, Honors, etc.

The program consists of two team-taught courses, one focusing on ancient Greek rhetoric and democracy (taught by Dr. Billie Murray, Villanova University), and the other on the rhetorical function of myth (taught by Dr. Bryan Crable, Villanova University). The courses take place on ancient archaeological sites and on hotel grounds (including, often, the beach). The size of the program is also ideal, since two faculty members are accompanied by 20-22 students, from universities across the country. This creates a unique learning environment, one that fosters a close intellectual and personal bond between students and faculty.

Scheduled site visits include the Athenian Acropolis, Agora, and Pnyx, Delphi,’s Temples of Apollo and Athena, Akrotiri on Santorini, Ancient Corinth, the Palace of Knossos on Crete, the sacred island of Delos, Agamemnon’s palace at Mycenae, and Epidaurus.  The program is housed in 3- and 4-star hotels throughout the duration of the trip, and program costs include tuition for 6 upper-level Villanova credit hours in COM, all land fees, all breakfasts, all site admissions, and in-country transportation via bus and ferry.

For more information on this unique intellectual and intercultural experience, encourage your students to visit our website. At the site, they can access the online application form, learn more about this year’s program, and check out photos from previous trips.