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  • Locations: Delphi, Greece; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 02/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Eligibility: 1-Freshman
Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:


Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Summer 
Credits:  3 or 6 credits
Faculty & Staff:  Faculty-Led Program
     Dr. Aspasia Rigopolou-Melcher
Housing:  Hotels and cruise cabins
Meals:  Breakfast and some dinners-All meals on cruise
Language of instruction:  English
Costs: Summer - CLICK HERE



Explore the beautiful cities of Italy and Greece and learn about the sustainable building development practices that have enabled these places to survive the passing of time. Students will visit a variety of cities including Rome, Florence, and Athens as they compare and contrast cultural practices in the U.S.  Spend the beginning of your summer discovering the beauty and history of these innovative countries. It promises to be an amazing and unforgettable experience! Interested students should see important Admission Information below.


Students can take one of the following courses:

  • CMTY 410: Built to Last and Planned to Endure—The Eternal Cities of Italy and Greece (6 credits) 
  • GEOG 410: Built to Last and Planned to Endure--The Eternal Cities of Italy and Greece (6 credits)
  • CMTY 466/566: The Eternal Cities of Italy and Greece (3 credits)

The courses are open to all students with no pre-requisites and can be used as university electives. Each class will meet at least four times before departure for instructional and group-building activities and will hold regular one-hour meetings on the tour.


An exciting line up of bucket-list destinations await you on the Italy/Greece Tour including: Rome, The Vatican City, Florence, Pompeii, Delphi, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Ephesus/Turkey, and more. It is impossible to list all of the amazing things you will experience during your time abroad!  In contrast to the architecture that continues to stand through the test of time, the ruins of Pompeii serve as a reminder of the power of nature and how it affects our choices in sustainable city building.   A three-day Greek island cruise (with a stop in Turkey) provides students with beautiful views of picturesque blue water along with excursions on each of the islands.


SCSU students will stay in a range of hotels (with 1 or 2 roommates) during their stay as well as cruise cabins on their trip to the Greek Islands.


  • Freshman status or above

  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

  •  Open to all majors

After the SCSU Education Abroad Application is complete, Faculty Director Aspasia Rigopoulou-Melcher will review the application to determine if the student is eligible to participate in the program. Director Rigopoulou-Melcher will then email students more information about the program and direct students to register with EF Tours. All students who wish to participate in this educational excursion must complete an application with both SCSU and EF Tours. After the SCSU deadline has passed, accepted students will be financially committed to the program.

All students who participate in this program need to register with EF Tours by the February 1st deadline.  Please contact Jacob Kinning ( for more information. 


NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative