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 2016 edition of the course will have a sailing itinerary beginning in the Ionian Islands, sailing through the Gulf of Corinth and Corinth Canal, and on to Athens.  The land-based portion of the course will include time in Athens and stops at Corinth, Delphi, Mycenae, and Olympia.  The tentative dates are 23 May to 12 June 2016.  For details see the current prospectus

Estimated expenses:
  -Course fee $2,950
  -Tuition ~$1,000 for three credits
  -Airfare $1,000-$1,500

Applications due 1 November 2015 on USD's Global Learning website.

USD College of Arts & Sciences majors are elegible to apply for the international travel assistance via the College of Arts & Sciences International Opportunity Fund, application due 25 September 2015.

Contact Brennan Jordan or Clayton Lehmann with any inquiries.