This program is not yet accepting applications, as the program's budget has not yet been finalized. Please contact the Program Director listed below for more information on when it is likely to open.
Summer 2020 Dates TBD
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
Join Dr. Chelsea Brislin in a two-week program in and around Greece to learn about culture, history, tourism and effective communication methods. Students on this program will be expected to compare and contrast communication styles and strategies between the larger city of Athens, the much smaller town of Nafplion, and the islands of Syros, Tinos and Santorini.
Students will also learn about a variety of business models and best practices for professional communication in a foreign setting, reflect on strategies for building and achieving effective communication strategies across cultural barriers, and recognize and articulate the value of global relationships and connections.
For a tentative day-by-day itinerary, click here!
- Travel the Greek Islands to examine the different micro-economies throughout the country.
- Participate in a dance class, a cooking class, and a few guest lectures and business visits.
- Learn how to professionally communicate by exploring businesses both in and outside of the tourism industry.
- Explore sites such as the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Maritime Museum, and Palamidi Museum.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines who are part of the Honors College at UK. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- Students will enroll in HON 352: Communication & Culture in Greece (3 credit hours).
- Note: this course fulfills the UK Core: Global Dynamics requirement.
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in hotels throughout the program. Breakfast will be included in the Athens hotel each day, and a welcome and farewell meal will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and Arcadia University. Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with Arcadia. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.