| 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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).
See the program fees and payment due dates in the right column. Use the Make a Payment button below to pay your deposit and regular program payment. Use the Special Payment option to pay a special amount (such as additional insurance or payment in a different amount as a result of a scholarship award).
Online payees have the choice of either credit card or eCheck (ACH) payment. ACH transactions will be charged a flat fee of $0.50 per transaction. All credit card payments will incur a 2.85% service fee. For credit card payments, a minimum convenience fee of $3.00 will be applied to transactions over $20.00 and under $106.00.
Payments can also be made in-person via cash or check (made out to “UMW”) at the UMW Cashiers Office located on the second floor of Lee Hall. No fees apply with this payment method.