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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Crete, Greece; Eumelia Agro, Greece; Loutraki, Greece; Santorini, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Economics in Greece Web 2017

Overview

Join this two-week course to participate in an amazing learning experience in beautiful Greece! Students will obtain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model. Talking with people from various sectors of the community about how their lives have changed in an economic downturn and hearing stories from local people about economic and social relationships will help students understand the complexity of history and culture that has resulted in the contemporary culture and identity of Greece.

Fast Facts

Program Dates: May 3-16, 2018
Credits:  4 credits 
Faculty and Staff:  Phyllis Kapetanakis and Stella Hofrenning    
Apply by: January 31, 2018

Academic Calendar: Summer 2018
Language of Instruction: English
Local Currency: Euro
Population of Greece: 10.7 million

Academics

Students will choose ONE course for this program:

KEY 490: Topic: Greece: Surviving a Challenging Economy and Cultural Changes - 4 credits
BUS 495:  Topics Course:  Economic Crisis, Small Business and Ethics in Greece - 4 credits

Econ 495: Topics Course:  Economic Crisis, Small Business and Ethics in Greece - 4 credits

Students will explore economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Students will also examine challenges and opportunities in Greece as it has suffered from economic crisis combines with the current refugee crisis. Through these connections, students will develop an understanding of Greece’s interaction with the European Union and the current instability in the region. The program will also explore many of the ethical issues that are part of the business environment.
In this course, students participate in visiting various businesses, journaling, blogging, presentation and a final paper. This course fulfills the Keystone requirement for Augsburg University.

Program Activities

In addition to the course work, students will have the opportunity to have other valuable experiences, such as:
  • Seeing local businesses
  • Exploring Greece island
  • Touring the Local museums
  • Visiting Local government officials
These opportunities will enable conversations with local people as students experience their culture, business environment, religious traditions and daily lives.

Housing & Meals

Participants will stay at guest houses, hotels and/or university lodging.
Meals:  Some meals included

Eligibility

To participate in this program, students must be a junior or senior in good academic standing.

Program Cost--Augsburg Undergraduate Day Students & Adult Students

Program Fee:                $4750
Tuition (4 credits):        $1680
Subtotal:                       $6430
Global Scholarship:    -$1176 (based on 4 credits)
Total Cost:                     $5254

The Program Fee includes most dinners and breakfasts, international flight, lodging, in-country travel and transportation and entrance fees. Students should plan to bring $$250-300 to cover meals that are not included.  The tuition has been reduced because of the Global Scholarship awarded to you by the Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg University.

Additional Expenses

Passport (new or renewal)                $135 (new) or $110 (renewal)  Students should renew if their current passport expires before December 2018
Meals during program                       Students will need to bring money to cover lunches.  Estimate:  $250-$300.
Meals during international transit    $10-$30  meals are provided on international flights, but if you want a snack/meal in the airport, it is up to you
Personal spending money                 varies   consider your own want/need to buy snacks, souvenirs, etc.

Passport information available here: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html
For Information about meal, entertainment, and other costs abroad, check the following resources:
   http://www.lonelyplanet.com/greece/money-costs
   https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/24/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/03/2018 05/16/2018

** 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.