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Semester: Spring 25

Course Information: International Studies – 3 Credit Core Course

Course Code: IS 398 Greece

Lead Faculty: Dr. Scott Whitaker

Travel Assistant: Dr. Evie Maxey

Course Title: Greek Culture, History, Global Impact, and the Gospel

Course Description: As the United States celebrates its 250-year celebration of the American Revolution in 2025, the ideals of our democracy and self-governance can be traced back over 2500 years to ancient Greek philosophy. Greece is the central pillar of western civilization, having provide the foundation for much of what we take for granted today – our language, and terminology, classical architecture, literature, the arts, the role of athletics in global society, and medical and scientific innovations. Perhaps most importantly, however, it was the Greek culture that God chose to use for the rapid advancement of His Gospel. This class will dive deep into the many areas of Greek culture that have touched billions of people’s lives over time, including literature, the arts, history, philosophy, business, global commerce, and spirituality.

Travel Dates: Spring break 2025

Estimated Cost: Course Fee: $4,280

Housing/Accommodations: Local hotels (double or triple rooms)

Contact: or for more information.

Eligibility Requirements: Anderson students are eligible to enroll in an international study course (AU Abroad) with their advisor’s approval. This includes freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, scholarship eligibility depends upon class rank, GPA and financial need.

Scholarship Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to help reduce the cost of the travel fee, which is an additional charge as part of student’s registration for the program. The AU Abroad scholarship ranges up to $1,000.00 and is awarded upon eligibility, GPA and financial need.  To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship, students must be a junior or senior. However, students who are sophomores in the nursing and/or education major are eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship. (This exception is made because nursing and education majors have limited availability for classes in their junior and senior year.) First-year students are not eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship but can register and take any international studies course with academic approval.

Application and Registration Deadline: Students will register for the class during open registration for the spring 25 semester. Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding how the IS 398 (AU Abroad) course will be used for their academic plan before applying online for this class. (Students can only apply for one AU Abroad course during the semester.)

Payment Details: Course Fee (Travel fee): $4,280.00

Note: Please see payment due dates for course fee. This fee must be paid inadvance (before the spring 25 tuition bills are due) in order to confirm flights, tours,and accommodations. See “payment due dates” for more information. You canprepay the course/travel fee in full instead of payments if you prefer.

Payment Due Dates:
November 11th 2024 $ 500.00
November 18th 2024 $ 500.00
November 25th 2024 $ 500.00
December 2nd 2024 $ 750.00
December 9th 2024 $ 750.00
December 16th 2024 $1,280.00 minus any AU Abroad scholarship awarded
Total: $ 4,280.00

Non-refundable policy – Please see full policy here.

Link to payment: Coming soon!

Note: Please only use link if you are registered for the course. You cannot
prepay for this course fee. You must be registered for this class to make
payments with link!

Itinerary: Download the itinerary here.

Passport: It is recommended that you expedite your passport application or renewal. Passports are not required at time of course registration. However, you need a valid passport which is a t least six months current to travel. Passports are taking longer to process by the US State Department. Please allow 4 months for renewals or initial applications. We are not responsible if your passport renewal or application is not processed in time for the program.

Included: Round trip airfare, breakfast at the hotel each morning, accommodations, and entrance to tours as listed on the itinerary.

Exclusions: Transportation to the airport: Please note that we do not provide transportation to the airport and back. Flights are not determined at this time and are normally out of ATL. However, it can also be GSP or CLT. We do not provide transportation to the airport or cover the cost for this expense. It is up to you to get to the airport. Meals: Normally, only breakfast at the hotel is included. You are responsible for your meals, refreshments, and all food/snacks while abroad. Government Id: Passports and any required official documentation to enter the country are not covered and students are required to pay these charges. Baggage Fees: Normally on an international flight, one bag can be checked for free. Additional baggage fees whether for extra luggage or due to over luggage weight, will not be covered. Additional Tours/Sites: Entrance fees to places not listed on the official itinerary are not covered. Personal Expense: Students should bring additional funding to help cover personal expenses while abroad including funding for meals, personal expenses, gifts, etc.

COVID Vaccination: Anderson University recommends students follow CDC guidance regarding vaccinations.