Hellenic Studies

Winter Intersession 2017

Winter intersession programs are based in Rhodes, but students also go on a study tour of mainland Greece for credit and non credit courses. The program includes visits to Archaeological sites, museums and monuments of Rhodes depending on student interest. The study tour through mainland Greece is for a week and incorporates excursions to museums, galleries, churches, theaters, archaeological sites and monuments. Depending on the weather conditions, students will visit Athens, Epidauros, Nemea, Nafplion, Mycenae, Olympia, Patra, Nafpaktos, Delphi, Thermopylae, Meteora, Dion, Vergina and Thessaloniki .

Winter Intersession students going during the Holidays interact with local people participating to a number of activities enjoying customs and ceremonies. New Year Celebration is to a small Town of Maritsa with the best hospitality. Welcoming the New Year with live music, food and dancing with local people in the towns square is a great experience!

Almost every other day there are visits to small towns with centuries old customs and ceremonies, olive oil mills and folklore small museums. Participating during the holidays to Greek festivals you have a window to the past and discover the continuity of Greek Culture from the time of Homer to our time.

The courses are intensive for periods of three weeks from December 26, 2016 to January 15, 2017.

In Rhodes students will stay at the Semiramis Hotel(www.semiramis.gr) which is in walking distance from the Center for Hellenic Studies “Paideia” Rhodes building. Meals(dinner) are provided through the University of Aegean’s school cafeteria, at the hotel, or at a local restaurant each day.

In mainland Greece during the study tour students stay at well known hotels every night as we travel around the country. During the study tour the program covers hotels, land transportation, admission to museums and archaeological sites, two meals daily(dinner and breakfast), tour guide.


It is preferable that students have a grade point average of 2.5 GPA.


4 semester hours for a Greek a language course, 3 semester hour for the class of Language and Culture of Greece, 1 semester hour for Off campus art History and 3 semester hour for Intermediate Painting class.


The program fee is $1,500 for one course. For two or more the cost is $1,200 per course during the same period, which includes orientation, tuition, housing, one meal (dinner), cultural activities, local excursions and field trips. Part of this year’s program costs for each participant are defrayed through Paideia’s scholarship support. This scholarship is reflected in the program fee. This does not include the International Student Identity Card, and  nonrefundable fees for application and registration.


Additional estimated costs include $1,300 for round-trip airfare, $40.00 study abroad insurance coverage per month, $700 for personal expenses and about $100 for textbooks.



All students must sign for 1 or 2 courses.

  • MGRK 1101 ELEMENTARY MODERN GREEK I, Rhodes, Four credits
  • MGRK 1102 ELEMENTARY MODERN GREEK II Rhodes, Four credits
  • MGRK 3299 THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF GREECE, Rhodes, Three credits