The Isles of Greece! is an interdisciplinary faculty-led study tour in Greece offered by the University of South Dakota. The course is open to students from other institutions. The three-week course involves one land-based week, including time in Athens, and two weeks based on sailboats, sailing different itineraries each year in the Greek Islands and coastline. The course has been run most summers since 2005.
The Isles of Greece! can be taken for three or six credits in the following subjects: History, Philosophy, Art History, Classical Humanities, Religious Studies, Political Science, English, and Earth Sciences.
Spend three weeks sailing, hiking, and wandering Greek villages... visiting archaeological, historical, and natural sites, world class museums and local town museums. There are opportunities for snorkeling and diving as well. Students give topical report presentations and keep an academic journal integrating their experiences with course content.
The 2017 edition of the course will have a sailing itinerary in the Sporades Islands in the northern Aegean Sea. The land-based portion of the course will include time in Athens and stops at Delphi, Thermopylae, and the Meteora monasteries. The tentative dates are May 15 - June 3, 2017. For details see the current prospectus. Estimated expenses:
-Course fee $2,950
-Tuition ~$1,000 for three credits
-Airfare est. $1,000-$1,500
Applications due January 31, 2017 (application page not available yet)
USD College of Arts & Sciences majors are elegible to apply for the international travel assistance via the College of Arts & Sciences International Opportunity Fund.
Contact Brennan Jordan or Clayton Lehmann with any inquiries.