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Summer 2017 in Greece

About the Program

Study where western civilization began; immerse yourself in the culture and the land that introduced many of the ideas that we in the Western world hold dear to our hearts. Walk among the hallow pathways where Aristotle and Plato talked and discuss rhetoric, an important tool in today's manager’s skill sets. More importantly understand that rhetoric is more than words it is emotions, it is feelings, it is communications! Ancient Greece, in particular Athens, is keystone to understanding Western culture, science, philosophy, society, theater, literature, mathematics, art and our form of democracy. Fortunately many of the actual locations where these events and dialogues took place are accessible to the public. By integrating the historical location and activities that have taken place there into an educational program that teaches international business, entrepreneurship, ethics and innovation to name a few courses. Students experience the concept from a physical perspective and are immersed in the environment.

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Program Highlights:

  • Introduction bus tour of Athens (Dinner at Authentic Greek Taverna)
  • Delphi Site of the Oracle
  • Numismatic Museum
  • Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
  • Constitution Square, Parliament, National Gardens
  • Arch of Hadrian, Olympic Stadium, Temple of Zeus
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Mycenae, Argos, Nafplio, Epidaurus, Corinth
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Ancient Agora - Athens
  • Mt. Lycabettus
  • Cape Souion
  • U.S. Embassy
  • Athens Plaka neighborhood
  • 3 days/2 nights on the island of Santorini


Course of Study

*6 credits required
Participants will register for 6 total credits (two courses) fulfilling several Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC) categories or Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) requirements.

All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

Undergraduate students may choose from:
BUS 111/115 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
BUS 351 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
BUS 353 Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
BUS 440 International Business (3 credits)
BUS 487 Independent Study (3 credits) *requires instructor approval

Graduate students may choose from:
MBA 515 International Business
MBA 532 Human Resource Management
MBA 570 Entrepreneurship
MBA 595 Independent Study

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Course Information


Athens, Greece

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

Group experience led by SBU faculty

Program Dates

May 27 - June 24, 2017

Living Arrangements

Hotel-style accommodation



3.0 GPA or higher for undergraduate students
3.0 GPA or higher for graduate students

Other Requirements


Application Deadline April 21
Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$270 per credit for NY residents


$988 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$3,610 (includes housing, two meals per day, group excursions, and international health insurance)

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

Included in the Program Fee

Other Fees

$1,000 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, passport, etc.)

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,300.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

More Information

Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University.  Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

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Contact Information

Pascale Jones
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Dr. Richard Laskowski
Program Director
College of Business
Stony Brook University
3rd Floor, Harriman Hall Room 314C
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-5359
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