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Summer 2020 - Greece - Discovery Program

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2020
Program Starts: Apr 30, 2020
Program Ends: May 16, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,177
Program Locations: Athens
Contact Phone: 412-365-1166
Contact Name: Dr. Andres Carrillo
Contact Email:
What is Included: Roundtrip airfare, in country transportation, housing in hotels with double occupancy or larger groups, cultural immersion activities as part of the field experience itinerary, travel insurance, daily breakfasts and some lunches and dinners are included.

Please note that the program cost is subject to change without notice, depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Chatham undergraduate students may be eligible for a $1200 study abroad voucher. Study abroad voucher is a one-time subsidy from Chatham of $1200 toward a credit-bearing experience abroad. Full-time undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits, of which 15 credits must have been completed at Chatham prior to departure, are eligible for the $1200 study abroad voucher.
What is not Included: Chatham tuition and college fees for 3 credits summer 2020: $897.

Students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a valid passport, any visas (as necessary), all meals that are not included as part of the program fee and any entry fees, excursions or other costs incurred by the student during free time on the program.
Estimated Costs: US Passport book - $145 plus photo (expedited processing is an additional fee)
Program Description

Learn practical environmental physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology skills in Greece!

The location: Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It is the cradle of Western civilization and is credited with the creation of democracy, political science, historiography, the Olympic Games, Western philosophy, drama, and literature. In this field experience, students will be based at the University of Thessaly in the city of Trikala. Trips to Athens, to the popular island of Skiathos, to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Meteora, and to other sites have been planned.

Course Work and Highlights: The course will focus on learning practical skills in the areas of environmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Students will complete a group project in one of the three areas with the help of a group mentor. Four 2-hour discussions focused specifically on personal and professional development have been planned at various locations throughout the 2-week period. The course will also be complimented by traditional Greek experiences that include a visit to Meteora for a guided tour through the monasteries, a guided tour through Acropolis in Athens, an overnight trip to Pilio Mountain, and a trip to the beautiful island of Skiathos.

This course will meet Chatham's GBL requirement.

Housing: Housing will be in hotels, with triple occupancy or larger groups.

Prerequisite course: Students must take or have taken at least one of the following courses BIO 144, EXS252, CHM102, CHM108.

Chatham undergraduate students must have good academic standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application and at the commencement of spring 2018 semester. Students must have completed at least 30 undergraduate credits at the time of travel, including at least 15 credits completed at Chatham at the time of travel.
Students must have good judicial standing (to be verified by Office of Student Affairs) and good financial standing at Chatham (to be verified by Student Accounts).
Students must be current Chatham students at the time of the field experience to participate.

The minimum enrollment for this course is 18 students. Each field experience is self-supporting and must meet its minimum enrollment number or it will be cancelled.

Quick Facts

Population: 10767827
Capital: Athens
Per-capita GDP: $ 26600
Size: 131957 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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