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