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Montclair in Athens
Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Montclair applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Housing Options: Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Academic Area: History, Humanities
Credit Type: US equivalent Internship: No
Program Description:


Montclair in Athens


Ancient Greek Culture and Mythology


Course dates:
January – May, 2015

Travel to Greece:
March 6 - 14, 2015

Payment Deadlines and Costs
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Acropolis Athena Nike

This course includes an 8-day study abroad experience, lectures (class meetings on campus) and reading and written assignments. The material introduces students to Ancient Greek history, mythology and religion, art, archaeology, literature and government. We will see Greece through the eyes of the Ancient Athenians, visiting ancient sites and museums and weaving in Classical literature and art, ultimately understanding the profound legacy that the Greeks have left us.
In Athens, Classical Greek culture will come to life through visits to the Acropolis, Agora and their museums. We will visit the National Archaeological museum and wander the streets of the Plaka, a historic neighborhood inhabited since antiquity and now known for its restaurants, shops and cafes.  We will venture just outside of Athens to visit Eleusis, the ancient site sacred to the goddess Demeter, and home of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Further afield, we will visit Ancient Corinth, a wealthy Greek and Roman city famous for the production of Greek pottery and biblical history. In Mycenae we will discover the characters from the Trojan War including Agamemnon and his dysfunctional family. We will also travel to Delphi, seat of the god Apollo and his infamous oracle.

Acropolis Erechtheion

Beth Calamia Scheckel has taught in the Department of Classics and General Humanities as a part-time faculty member for almost 10 years and is also International Student and Scholar Advisor in Montclair State University’s Global Education Center. She has previously worked as a teaching assistant in UNC-Chapel Hill’s summer study abroad program in Greece. Her teaching currently focuses on the complex and fascinating influence the Greeks have had on our American lives, stressing the multidisciplinary nature of the Classics. 

All students register for the following:
GNHU 281 Greek Civilization or GNHU 290 Selected Topics -- Ancient Athens
The course includes face-to-face class lectures on campus starting in January and travel within Greece over spring break.  This course will focus on the history, art, literature, mythology and government of Ancient Greece, particularly the Athenians. The course culminates with a written and oral evaluation of the artifacts and sites from the trip and the legacy the Greeks have bestowed upon us. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Classics. Cross listed with History, HIST 281
Prerequisites: none

Accommodations and Meals
Participants will stay in centrally located hotels in double or triple occupancy rooms with private bath. Breakfasts are included throughout, plus one lunch and two dinners.


Estimated Program Cost:
approximately $2,700

The program cost includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Local transportation in Greece
  • Double or triple occupancy 3 star hotels with continental breakfast
  • All lectures, workshops, and tours
  • International student i.d. card
  • Local cell phone with virtual US and local numbers

Program costs are based on 15 participants and current exchange rates and are subject to change.

Payment Schedule:
Once accepted into the program, the payment schedule for program costs is as follows:
Non-Refundable Administrative Fee due Oct. 1:
First Program Cost Deposit due Nov 1:
Second Program Deposit due Dec. 1:  
Final Program Cost Payment due Feb.1
$700 (to be confirmed)

Make checks payable to “Montclair State University”



Acropolis Parthenon view

Delphi theater

For further information:
Contact the Global Education Center at 973-655-4185 or email
Contact Beth Calamia Scheckel at 973-655-6862, or 
Or visit us on the web at


Athens 2015 Program Pre-enrollment form.doc



Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.