Program Dates: May 16 - June 6, 2018
Led by Robin Rhodes, archaeologist and Notre Dame Professor of art history, architecture, and classics, this 3-week intensive seminar is designed as a fully immersive cultural, international, and intellectual experience for students. Ancient art and architecture organizes the program and its schedule, but immersion in contemporary Greek village culture will also provide students an opportunity for contemplation of their new, personal experiences in an alien setting. The course will incorporate a service component with the Roma people -- a population group that has been long ostracized in Greece and other countries, but is now included in social programs aimed at assimilation into Greek society. Most class instruction occurs on site, at major archaeological sites and museums in Ancient Corinth and its surroundings, and in the landscape itself. Students will engage in cultural activities and excursions to places such as Athens, Olympia, Mycenae, Tiryns, Naupflion, Bassai, Nemea and Delphi.
This seminar combines the discovery and analysis of the remains of ancient Greece with immersion in the present day life of Ancient Corinth, a small Greek village. The backbone of the program is formed by visits to the major sites and museums of classical Greece, where the students will be introduced to the traditional problems and methods of art and architecture as primary sources for history. This course strives to create a kind of class that goes beyond the normal Notre Dame world, a class in which the physical and the intellectual and the personal are all equally exercised and appreciated in the pursuit of a truly international experience. The students will also be encouraged by daily walks and hikes and climbs and discussions to consider their own lives and the remains of antiquity within the context of the physical environment of Greece, a landscape whose geological features remain essentially unchanged from antiquity to the present. The goal is for the students to return to the US feeling personally invested in the history of Greece and in the origins of Western Culture, and in the significance of the experience of landscape in antiquity and the present.
ARHI 24110 The Art and Landscape of Greece (cross-listed as CLAS 24110) course fulfills university Fine Arts requirement
Students in all colleges are eligible to participate in the Greece Summer Program. All Notre Dame undergraduates who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing and in compliance with community standards are invited to apply.
Housing & Meals
February 7: Application deadline
March - April: Mandatory Pre-departure Orientations
May 16: Departure from US
May 17: Arrival in Ancient Corinth
June 6: Departure from site
- Accommodation in Ancient Corinth -- modest hotels with breakfast provided
- Students will purchase their lunch and dinner with program stipend
- Dinner will be arranged for the group in local taverns/restaurants
$6,300, which includes the following:
- 3 credit hours
- All accommodations
- All program academic excursions and activities, entrance to sites and museums
- Three meals per day
- Airport shuttle and transportation during the stay
- On-site program support from Notre Dame faculty
- HTH international health & emergency evacuation insurance
- Wifi in all accommodations
Program cost does NOT include international airfare, pre-departure expenses such as passports, etc.
Financial assistance for summer study abroad programs is limited to private educational loans or the Federal PLUS (Parent) loan. University Scholarship is not offered for summer study abroad.
Information and application procedures are available on the Office of Financial Aid website. Please note the April 25th deadline for some summer loan applications.
- Complete the Study Abroad Application Questionnaire
- Rector reference will be requested by the Study Abroad office
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.