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  • Locations: Archaia Olympia, Greece; Athens, Greece; Corinth, Greece; Delphi, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; Nafplio, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms Summer 1
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Group Summer Program Language: English
GPA req.: 3.0 Housing: Hotel
Program Description:

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Date: Summer Session 1
Where: In Greece: Athens, Eleusis, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nauplion, Kalamata, Pylos, Olympia, Samos, Patmos, Thessaloniki, Kalambaka/Meteora, and Delphi. In Turkey: Kusadasi, Ephesis, Miletus, Didyma, Priene. 
Cost: 2018 Program Fee is estimated at $4,490 (plus airfare and tuition)

Courses Offered
BIC 2330 Social World I: The City and the Soul
BIC 3358 Biblical Heritage and Contemporary Issues

BIC 4389 BIC Capstone: The Modern Odyssey
GTX 2301 Intellectual Tradition of the Ancient World
GTX 2302 Medieval Intellectual Tradition
GTX 3331 Great Texts in Christian Spirituality

GTX 4V99 Great Texts of Modern Greece
PHI 3310 Classical Philosophy 

 

Program Description

BAYLOR in Greece is a study-abroad program that offers Baylor students the opportunity to travel to the birthplaces of Western Civilization and Culture. We will journey across the wine dark sea of the Aegean and climb to the top of the Acropolis to see the Parthenon in Athens. We’ll argue with one another in Athenian agora, just like Socrates and Plato. We will seek the oracle at Delphi and visit the archaeological sites of New Testament Christian churches at Corinth, Ephesus, and more. We will visit Samos, famous for its mathematical son Pythagoras, and Patmos, the island where St. John wrote Revelation.
 
Itinerary.  Our adventure begins in Athens, visiting the Parthenon atop the acropolis, Mars Hill, and the ancient city. We will journey to Corinth and Mycenae, traveling across the Peloponnese to the sandy shores of Pylos and Nestor's Palace before going on to the storied historical town of Olympia. Then, we'll drive back to Athens and fly to Samos, far in the eastern area of the Aegean Sea. Samos has a fascinating heritage (think of Aesop, Pythagoras, Epicurus, and Herodotus), and it also is close enough for a visit to Patmos, the island of St. John's vision recorded in Revelation. From Samos we'll travel by ferry to Kusadasi, a lovely port city on the Turkish coast, from which we will make visits to the famous ruins of Ephesus and surrounding archaeological sites. Thereafter, we'll fly to Thessaloniki, a centuries' old crossroads where St. Paul encountered adversaries to the good news he proclaimed, and we will experience significant features of Northern Greece as we work our way back to Athens. These sites include the Tomb of King Philip, Meteora--where ancient Greek Orthodox monasteries perch atop mammoth geological rocks reaching to the sky--and the beautiful mountain sanctuary of Delphi, among others. Our study abroad program ends in Athens, where we (hopefully) will experience what T.S. Eliot saw as a consequence of profound reflection and self-understanding: "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."

Complete itinerary and details available by clicking here: Brochure Full 2018 rev 09-25.pdf.

Program Directors

Dr. Douglas Henry
Great Texts Program - Honors College
Brooks Flats 135G

(254) 710-4860
Douglas_Henry@baylor.edu

Dr. Scott Moore
Great Texts Program - Honors College
Brooks Flats 103B
(254) 710-4612
Scott_Moore@baylor.edu

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2018 01/31/2018 03/15/2018 05/27/2018 06/23/2018