Contact Information

Thomas Falkner, Professor of Classics: Director and Instructor.  Ext 2572

Rose Falkner, Director, International Programs Office.  Ext 3376

McDaniel in Greece: Myths, Monks, and Monuments

January 4 - 21, 2014

McDaniel students are invited to join Professor Falkner on an 18-day Odyssey to Greece. Adults, parents, alumni and friends of McDaniel are also welcome.

The Course

‘McDaniel in Greece: Myths, Monks, and Monuments’ offers an intensive introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece, including the Pre-Historic, Classical, and Byzantine Periods, primarily through its material remains.  Students will study and visit a broad range of significant monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, with special emphasis on the insight they offer into Greek culture.  Particular attention will be given to Greek religious belief and practices and how they are related to the material remains.  

The Sites

In addition to extensive travel in Athens, students will travel to Aegina, Corinth, Crete, Delphi, Eleusis, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nauplion, Olympia, and Sounion.

See photos from last year's Jan Term trip to Greece

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International Travel

Group flights will fly in and out of Dulles International Airport (Washington, D.C.). Students will depart on the afternoon of Saturday, January 4, and return on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 21.

The Itinerary

Day 1: Departure

Days 2-3: Arrival. Orientation, walking tour, and an introduction to Athens and its major monuments

Days 4-7: Travel-study in Crete 

Days 8-10: Return to Athens, further travel-study throughout Athens (Akropolis, Agora) and in the sites in Attica (Aegina, Brauron, Eleusis, Sounion).  Field trip to Epidauros, Myceneae and Nauplion.

Days 11-16: Extended field trip to the Peloponessos (Corinth, Olympia) and Central Greece (Delphi).

Days 17-18: Final travel-study in Athens; departure

Comprehensive Fee

Estimated comprehensive fee is $3,550, including all airfare and air taxes, local transportation (including overnight ferry), hotels and breakfasts, entrance fees for museums and archaeological sites, instruction, and required insurance coverage.


This trip will be capped at 18 participants.  To hold a place in the program, students should submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 to the Bursar’s Office at McDaniel College as soon as possible—those first deposited are given preference.  The $500 deposit will go toward the program Comprehensive Free.  Final admittance will be indicated within one week following a review of student records.

Fall undergraduate registration
April 18, 2014, 12:00 am
"EVIL DEAD: The Musical"
April 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Junior Visit Day
April 21, 2014, 9:30 am
Student Solo Recital
April 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
The Ridington Lecture
April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Musician Brandon Stiles
April 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
Larry Hogan: What I’ve Learned
April 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
Quazy in the Quad
April 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House
April 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
Student Chamber Music Ensembles
April 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Dance Company Recital
April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
Animal House - Decker Auditorium
April 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Spring Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Junior Open House
April 27, 2014, 1:00 pm
Children's Chorus of Carroll County
April 27, 2014, 2:00 pm