Explore ancient and modern Greek history and culture through Hellenic American University’s short-term travel study programs. These credit-bearing courses combine classroom instruction and expert-led on-site learning at some of the most fascinating cultural and archaeological sites in the country, including Athens, ancient Olympia, Delphi, Mt. Taygetus and Mt. Olympus, and the islands of Santorini, Kos, Rhodes and Crete.
Programs are offered in collaboration with educational and cultural organizations such as the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum and Mentor in Greece, a cultural trail specialist with expertise in quality educational tourism.
Hephaistos Summer School at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum – Archaeology, History and Technology of Western Jewelry
Join the Athens experience at one of the world’s leading institutions for jewelry in a two weeklong summer school program. The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum based in Athens, Greece challenges participants to discover the fascinating world of Ancient Greece and the history of western jewelry through its most spectacular artifacts.
The program is offered as part of the Hellenic American University’s General Education program and offer 3 US college credits or 6 ECTS credits for participants who meet the University’s criteria for undergraduate admission. The program includes 45 hours of instruction that consist of classes, lectures and study visits. Classes cover the history of jewelry from glorious Classical Greece to amazing contemporary artistic productions.
Mentor Travel Study Programs
Courses are taught by Hellenic American University faculty and run for roughly 10 days, each offering 45 contact hours and 3 undergraduate credits. The cost of each course package includes tuition, accommodations and meals (half board), insurance, site admissions, and ground transportation to and from the sites.
Programs are usually offered in summer, during spring break and in winter intersessions but most can be offered on demand any time during the year.