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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 01/10/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/26/2019 06/06/2019

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Biomedical Sciences (BMS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: CHHS
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
GREECE

Overview

Come join us for a visit to beautiful Northern Greece!  We will visit the ancient city of Athens with its ancient ruins, beautiful Plaka District, a Greek cooking lesson, and have free time of your own to enjoy this exciting city.  We will then travel through the inland areas of Greece with exceptional natural beauty to the ancient city of Thessaloniki to enjoy the beautiful beaches as well as a guided and walking tours of the area.  From Thessaloniki, we will visit Pella, ancient capital of King Archelaus of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great, and Vergina in the foothills of Mt. Pieria, the first capital of ancient Macedonia, and the site of the Royal Tombs.  We will then travel to the amazing clifftop monasteries of Meteora in central Greece. Monks and hermits have found refuge in this unique rock formation for more than a thousand years. Six Eastern Orthodox monasteries—some dating back to the 14th century—are still home to a small number of monks and nuns. An overnight in Delphi before visiting the site of the Oracle of Delphi, the ruins, and the temple of Apollo, and we will be back in Athens to end a wonderful trip.  Hope you can join us for all the food, fun, beauty, culture, and history this program will provide!

Program Fee: $4,155

  • ​$380 will be billed to MSU
  • $3,775 must be paid directly to FIMRC for housing & administrative fees


Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
  • Some Meals
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs, some meals & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • BMS 392 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Contact:
Carmen Boyd 
BMS and Dietetics 
CarmenBoyd@MissouriState.edu

Itinerary

Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
February 24 Pre-class session
April 28 Pre-class session
 
Program Itinerary   
May 26 Depart for Greece (fly overnight)
May 27 Arrive in Athens and take a walking tour of Athens to include the Plaka district and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
May 28 Take a guided tour of Athens to include the Olympic Stadium, Syntagma Square, a Greek cooking demonstration, and then a free afternoon in Athens to visit other sites you would like to see.
May 29 Travel to Thessaloníki. 
Walking tour and dinner in Thessaloníki.
May 30 Guided tour of Thessaloníki and highlights. 
Free time.
May 31 Take a guided tour of Pella and Vergina and visit the Archaeological Museum of Pella. 
Visit the Vergina Tombs
June 1 Take a guided tour of the Meteora clifftop monasteries. 
Dinner in Delphi.
June 2 Visit the Temple of Apollo and the Ruins of Delphi
June 3 Enjoy a half day excursion to Cape Sounion with a guided tour.
Visit the Temple of Poseidon. 
Free time to explore Athens on your own. 
Enjoy a Greek evening for our farewell dinner. 
June 6 Depart for Springfield 
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

Scholarships:
The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.

Policies

Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf. 
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.