Program Overview

Arizona in the Aegean is a five-week summer study-abroad program in Greece, half time based in Greek mainland (including Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae) and half-time based on the Cycladic islands (with a base on Paros). The program was established and is directed by  Professor Eleni Hasaki (Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology and the Department of Classics) in 2012 and is now in its fourth season. Dr. Hasaki was joined by UA Classics Prof. Bella Vivante (2014) and will be joined by UA Classics Prof. Robert Stephan in 2018; Prof. Robert Groves (UA Classics) and Prof. Gorogianni (U Akron) led the program in 2016. The faculty leaders are joined by a team of internationally reknown faculty on Classical Archaeology, Prehistoric Aegean, Volcanology, Marine Ecology. 

The Arizona of the Aegean Program is a Featured Destination with the Honors College at the University of Arizona and has been featured at the UA News.

Tentative Dates for 2017: June 4-July 6                 Application Deadline: February 25, 2018

 
On the Greek mainland, the program will features visits to famous sites which hosted spectacles and performances of many kinds: athletic, civic, literary and religious.  Students will climb to the temple of Apollo at Delphi and the famous Parthenon in Athens, visit the renown theater at Epidaurus, tour the institutions of Athenian Democracy, and run in the stadium that hosted the ancient Olympics games at Olympia, in addition to visiting museums filled with superb artifacts and ecofacts. On the idyllic island settings of Kea students are given the opportunity to handle with archaeological materials and directly examine interconnections between craft production and performance by visiting mines and quarries, engaging with the fundamentals of several technologies such as pottery and textile production, metallurgy, beekeeping, food production and preparation. Students are introduced to icons of Greek art, architecture and literature through readings and, most significantly, through hands-on activities and opportunities for their own performance or craft production. They also gain unique experiences and exercise critical skills while grounded in the landscape and environment that was the cradle of Western civilization.

- See more at: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-aegean-greece#st...

 
On the Greek mainland, the program will features visits to famous sites which hosted spectacles and performances of many kinds: athletic, civic, literary and religious.  Students will climb to the temple of Apollo at Delphi and the famous Parthenon in Athens, visit the renown theater at Epidaurus, tour the institutions of Athenian Democracy, and run in the stadium that hosted the ancient Olympics games at Olympia, in addition to visiting museums filled with superb artifacts and ecofacts. On the idyllic island settings of Kea students are given the opportunity to handle with archaeological materials and directly examine interconnections between craft production and performance by visiting mines and quarries, engaging with the fundamentals of several technologies such as pottery and textile production, metallurgy, beekeeping, food production and preparation. Students are introduced to icons of Greek art, architecture and literature through readings and, most significantly, through hands-on activities and opportunities for their own performance or craft production. They also gain unique experiences and exercise critical skills while grounded in the landscape and environment that was the cradle of Western civilization.

- See more at: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program/arizona-aegean-greece#st... for application for Summer 2016: February 15, 016                Dates of the Program: June 6-July 3, 2016

For more information, please contact Prof. Eleni Hasaki at hasakie@email.arizona.edu  or Prof. Rob Stephan at rstephan@email.arizona.edu