Hellenic Studies

Study Abroad in Greece

Hellenic Studies Study Abroad Programs

Application deadline is January 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.


Hellenic Studies offers a study-abroad program for students interested in expanding their cultural knowledge and awareness of the rich artistic and intellectual legacies of Greece, while also enhancing their intellectual curiosity and facilitating their development as citizens of the world. Check out the program video!   See below for our current study abroad program offerings.


Athens and Nafplion, Summer 2024 Quarter

Hosted by 
Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies and the American College of Greece.

Program Dates: June 18 to August 17, 2024




Students in the program conduct ethnographic interviews while fully immersing in the culture, history, and beautiful landscape of Greece. Our goal is to produce data that can be turned into publishable papers in refereed journals. 

Students step into how and why Greece was constructed as a magnet destination for European and American travelers in the 19th and 20th centuries; why during the 1950s and 1960s the Greeks were forced to emigrate to Western Europe and to other western countries in search of a better life; why Greece became, especially from the 1990s onwards, a host country for immigrants from the Balkans and elsewhere; and how the phenomenon of mass tourism impacted the economy as well as the culture of Greece.

Explore the extraordinary history, culture, food, and stunning scenery of Greece, and from Greek residents about the impact of climate change on their lives.

Participants enjoy the wonderful cuisine of Greece, visit major historical sites and museums , including the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, Delphi, Olympia (where the Olympic Games began), Mycenae, and travel to scenic islands like Aegina & Hydra.

Students pay no tuition to participate in the program; only the cost of the program ($7,395; airfare not included) yet earn 17 UW credits.

Apply by January 31, 2024. There are no prerequisites, all UW students can apply.

Applicants may qualify for a UW study abroad program scholarship worth up to $2,500 as well as the Theodore Kaltsounis Scholarship (deadline May 1, 2024) of the UW Hellenic Studies Program worth up to $3,000.

For more information, please contact Program Director, Dr. Nektaria G. Klapaki at nklapaki@uw.edu.