UMW Classics Abroad | Greece

Ireland countryside

Homer’s Greece


Program Dates

May 12 – June 1

Summer 2024


Register for this program by February 1, 2024. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

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Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
Final $7,100 due March 1, 2024.

($258 additional fee for optional Santorini Volcano Excursion)


  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Airport transfers and ground transportation in Ireland
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Guided tours and associated entrance fees
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • UMW tuition (may be part of your spring course load)
  • Some meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplemental meals or snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
  • COVID-19 testing
  • ETIAS (electronic travel authorization) fee
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program includes moderate-to-rigorous hiking through uneven terrain and significant walking. Ferry rides are also included on the itinerary.

 Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are among the oldest extant works of Western literature. Follow in the footsteps of Odysseus, accompanied by UMW Faculty Dr. Angela Pitts and Dr. Joe Romero,  as we visit archaeological sites like Mycenae, Ithaca, and Crete. Glory in the remote mountain sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi and climb a volcano that ended a Bronze Age civilization. Swim in the wine-dark Aegean Sea and visit ancient Sparta, the famed home of Helen of Troy.


Students will stay in triple-occupancy hotel accommodations. Breakfast and WiFi included at each location.

Additional Excursion

Students have the option to opt-into an additional excursion for a 3-hour traditional Kaiki boat tour and volcano and hot springs visit while in Santorini. The additional cost for this excursion is $258 and will require a minimum of 6 students to partake. Should fewer than six students register for this excursion, the event will be cancelled and the additional cost refunded to those students who had paid the fee. Email Sarah Moran,, at time of registration, to opt-into this excursion and include the extra payment in your final balance amount.


Students will enroll in CPRD 100: Myth in Greece for 3 credits for the spring 2024 semester. Attendance and participation in both portions of the course is mandatory.

This course satisfies the Beyond the Classroom OR Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director only.

Requirements & Prerequisites

Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate.  This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


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