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Modern Greece

Athens, Greece


Professor Thomas Gallant
Dates Departure from U.S.: Sun., July 1, 2018
Arrival: Mon., July 2, 2018
Mandatory Orientation: Tues., July 3, 2018
First Day of Class: Tues., July 3, 2018
Last Day of Class: Fri., August 3, 2018
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sun., August 5,, 2018

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • We strongly encourage you to take a flight that arrives at Athens International Airport (ATH) during daylight hours on Monday, July 2, in order to take advantage of airport pick up. There will be two airport pick up times, one in the late morning, and one in the late afternoon. It is always preferable to arrive early in the day to allow flexibility for travel delays.
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like to book flights with other students on this program or take advantage of the airfare deposit program.
Info Sessions
  • Thursday, January 18, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
    Location: Study Abroad Dance Hall, University Center 409

Why you should go

Athens is one of the oldest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world. And Greece, of course, is renowned for its long history, natural beauty, spectacular seascapes, and welcoming culture. What better place to spend part of your summer studying history?

Two courses will be taught at the Global Seminar in Athens. One will teach you about the major developments in the history of the world during the 18th and 19th centuries and how Greece experienced those changes, and the other course will give you an up-close and personal experience of traditional Greek culture and society how they changed over the long 19th century.

Meet the professor

Prof. Tom GallantProfessor Gallant has lived in Athens for about ten years, beginning as a student in 1975. His mother was from Greece and has relatives all around the country. He is a trained archaeologist and has published books about Greek history across the vast expanse of time from ancient times to the present.

Get in touch with UCSD Global Seminars

Study Abroad UC San Diego
University Center 409
9500 Gilman Drive #0095
La Jolla, California 92093-0095
Phone: (858) 534-1123
Email: globalseminar@ucsd.edu
VAC: http://vac.ucsd.edu

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