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Greece: History and Philosophy of the Olympic Games- Summer
Multiple, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 04/01/2016
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2017 03/15/2017
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Rolling Admission 05/17/2017 05/31/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Name: Greece: History and Philosophy of the Olympic Games Country: Greece
Program Type: Faculty-led Region: Europe
Term: Summer GPA Requirement: 2.5
Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate Language of Instruction: English
Academic Fields Available: Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors
Program Description:

Greece


About the History and Philosophy of the Olympic Games Program


Offered Summer 2017


This course involves a two week educational experience in Greece. During this experience, students will learn about the history and philosophy of the Olympic Games, both ancient and modern. The course includes visits to major historical landmarks in Athens as well as to the venues of the 1896 and 2004 Olympic Games, the Hellenic Olympic Committee, and the International Olympic Academy. The course also includes visits to the sites of the four ancient Panhellenic Games (Corinth, Delphi, Nemea, and Olympia). In Delphi, Nemea, and Olympia students will run in the same stadia that ancient athletes did!

The course begins with an overnight flight to Athens. During the stay in Greece's capital, students will take guided tours of the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, and the National Archeological Museum. They will also visit the Panathenaic Stadium and the Zappeion Megaro Hall, venues of the 1896 Olympic Games. In addition, students will be welcomed at the Hellenic Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Academy. Students will also tour the venues of the 2004 Olympic Games. Finally, while in Athens, students will spend an afternoon exploring Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.

After the initial five nights in Athens, students will spend two nights in the lovely island of Aegina before heading to the Peloponnesus on a private bus. On the way to Epidauros, students will visit the Canal and the Archeological Museum in Corinth. In Epidauros, students will explore its Archeological Museum and The Sanctuary of Asclepios. While en route to Olympia, students will make stops in Mycene as well as the Ancient Museum and Stadium in Nemea. In Olympia, students will spend two nights at the International Olympic Academy. There, they will take guided tours of the Archaeological Museum and the Archaeological Site as well as visit the local Museum of the Olympic Games.

After visiting Olympia, students will move on to Delphi, site of the ancient oracle, where they will spend two nights. In Delphi, students will enjoy guided tours of the Archaeological Museum and the Archaeological Site. From Delphi, students will return to Athens, where they will spend one night, to flight back to the United States.

The content of this course is made up of the trip itself along with discussions of assigned readings, documentaries, and lectures. These discussions are aimed at helping students understand and appreciate more fully the ancient and modern Olympic Games as well as their entire experience in Greece.


Please contact faculty-leaders, Dr. Cesar Torres at crtorres@brockport.edu  and Dr. Ron Mower at rmower@brockport.edu for more information.
 


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The History and Philosophy of the Olympic Games Program offers you the opportunity to:

  • To trace the history of the Olympic Games, both ancient and modern,
  • To comprehend the philosophy of the Olympic Movement,
  • To examine the structure and mission of the International Olympic Committee,
  • To understand social, political, and economic processes as they relate to the development of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games,
  • To identify and evaluate current and past problems in the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games,
  • To be able to develop a tenable standpoint on current and past problems in the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games,
  • To get acquainted with and value Greek culture, past and present.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Cesar R. Torres at crtorres@brockport.edu  or Dr. Ron Mower at rmower@brockport.edu, Professors in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education.

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Housing & Orientation

Housing:
Students will stay in hotels (double occupancy) throughout the program with the exception of Olympia, where they will stay at the premises of the International Olympic Academy.

In mid April, students will participate in a two hour group meeting for pre-departure orientation and activities.

Cost

Fees for Brockport's Greece: History and Philosophy of Olympic Games Summer Program

Undergrad Budget Sheet for Summer 2017:
$4,584.89 (Estimated)

INCLUDES:

  • Program Acceptance Fee
  • Mandatory SUNY Health Insurance*
  • Campus-Specific Fees (College Fee and Technology Fee)**
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • Round trip Airfare (Rochester, NY to Athens, Greece)
  • Accommodation
  • In-Country program transportation
  • Some Meals
  • Program activities and excursions
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
     

Price does not include:

  • Additional meals
  • Passport 
  • Miscellaneous Expenses
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.

Financial aid applies towards fees.

*The SUNY Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on your student's Brockport invoice.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.

Courses

Students will earn 3 upper-division credits. 

2017 Study Abroad Program in Greece-Syllabus-History and Philosophy of the Olympic Games, August 29, 2016.doc
 

Itinerary

Day 1        Departure from the United States (Rochester, NY)

Day 2        Arrival in Athens

Afternoon:    Walking tour of downtown


Day 3        Athens

Morning:     Two hours of class
Afternoon:   Visit to the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and National Archaeological Museum

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Day 4        Athens

Morning:     Two hours of class
Afternoon:       Visit to the Panathenaic Stadium and Zappeion Megaro Hall

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Day 5        Athens

Morning:     Two hours of class
Afternoon:       Visit to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon

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Day 6        Athens

Morning:     Two hours of class
Afternoon:   Visit to Mount Lycabettus
Evening:    Guest lecture


Day 7        Aegina

Morning:     Two hours of class


Day 8        Aegina

Morning:     Two hours of class


Day 9        Nafplio

All day:    Visit to Corinth (Corinth Canal and Archaeological Museum), Visit to Epidaurus (Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus and The Sanctuary of Asclepios), Visit to Nafplio

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Day 10        Olympia

All day:     Visit to Mycene (Mycene Archaeological Museum), Visit to Nemea (Ancient Nemea Archaeological Museum)

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Day 11        Olympia

Morning:     Two hours of class
Afternoon:    Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and the Archaeological Site

 


Day 12        Delphi

Morning:     Two hours of class, Visit to the Museum of the Olympic Games
Afternoon:    Walking tour of Delphi

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Day 13        Delphi

Morning:     Two hours of class
Afternoon:    Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Delphi and the Archaeological Site

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Day 14        Athens

Morning:     Two hours of class
Afternoon:    Free


Day 15        Departure from Athens/Arrival in the United States

 

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Dates: 

May 17-May 31 2017

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.