Writers in Greece
Athens, Hydra, and Nafplion, Greece
Arrive Date: August 4, 2020 End Date: September 1, 2020
When Poseidon and Athena competed for patronage of Athens, the god of the sea, striking his trident to the ground, offered water. The goddess of wisdom planted an olive tree, becoming the patron deity of the great city, the starting point of our program. Field trips to UNESCO World Heritage Sites will take students from Athens to the oracle of Delphi and the monasteries of Mystras to the olive groves of the Peloponnese and the kingdom of the Myceneans. Traveling the same lands with the Greek (in translation) and American writers we will be reading, students will write about the complex identity of a country suspended between a rich past and a complex present where the gods still speak.
Taught in: English
Max Enrollment: 25
Program Coordinator: Greg Gundersen
University Writing Program (UWP) 101. Advanced Composition (4 units)
University Writing Program (UWP) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)
Summer Abroad will be enforcing prerequisites for this program. See Courses.
- Satisfy your upper division writing requirement in the cradle of Western Civilization, where democracy was born.
- Walk on famous sites: the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Oracle of Delphi, the citadel of Mycenae and Agamemnon’s tomb, the stadium of ancient Nemea, medieval Mystras, and so many more.
- Immerse yourself in a fascinating culture while reading and writing about Greece’s complex cultural identity.
- Satisfy your upper division writing requirement while traveling abroad.
- Make lifelong friends, travel abroad, engage in new experiences—and it all counts academically!
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