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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Lesvos, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Rhodes College applicants only
  • This program is full, or the deadline has passed.
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Area of Study: International Studies Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
Summer Study in Europe

Greece 1

Athens, Greece
Lesvos, Greece
Thessaloniki, Greece

May 30th-June 14, 2022

INTS 280 Summer Study Europe; 4 credits
F8, F11

Program Description:
The course theme focuses on studying in situ Europe’s twin crises: the Covid-19 and the refugee crises. To gain a better understanding of the complexities of current conditions in Greece and the particular political, economic, and social challenges they pose, students will attend briefings and lectures by policy makers and economic and NGO leaders on topics related to the causes, processes, and consequences of the current crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, students will be exposed to the effects of the current refugee crisis and the complexities and politics involved in addressing it. We will visit Athens, Thessaloniki, and Lesvos to learn more about the crises, including refugee camps, universities, and local and national government agencies. Throughout the course, material will be presented comparatively by making references to similar issues in the United States with an eye toward enhancing student comprehension of what crisis and democracy entail in Europe and the United States. It is open to all majors.

Eligibility requirements:
Minimum GPA 2.5 and good academic and social standing.

Program Fee:
$2200. This cost covers accommodation in Greece, all transportation between islands, urban and to/from airport transportation, cultural excursions to Delphi and Vergina/Dion, a visit to the Acropolis museum, a surprise and 1 breakfast per day in Greece as well as welcome and farewell dinners.

To create a more affordable and inclusive experience, the International Studies Department has generously subsidized the cost of the trip for every student enrolled in the class, regardless of major. The subsidy has been made possible by a generous gift from the Buckman Family.

Professor Nikolaos Zahariadis (

Need-Based Scholarship Available:
  • All students on Summer Programs will be considered for a need-based scholarship if they have completed a FAFSA and have at least a 2.75 GPA.
  • Not all students will receive an award. Need based award amounts vary, based on each student's individual FAFSA information. Some awards may cover up to 100% of the program cost, though that is rare.
  • Students choosing to withdraw their Off-Campus Study Application for a Rhodes Summer Program* must do so by February 14. Following February 14, Rhodes′ "Program Fees and Billing" Policy, and Rhodes′ "Cancellation and Refund" Policy will apply. Follow this link to review our Policies.


This program is full, or the deadline has passed.