Experience Philosophy in Greece



The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy and the NKU Office of Education Abroad invite you to visit the birthplace of Western philosophy.


May 14 - May 27, 2014

Price: TBD

Walk in the footsteps of Socrates!

Join NKU philosophy professors Dr. Nancy Hancock and Dr. Rudy Garns on a two-week tour of Greece that includes visits to the Acropolis and the Parthenon; the ancient agora where Socrates faced trial and was executed; the Temple of Apollo where the Oracle of Delphi issued her prophesies; the Stoa that was home to the Stoics; the Lyceum where Aristotle taught; the ancient cities of Mycenea and Corinth; the Theater at Epidaurus; the island of Mykonos; and much more.

Who may participate?

Students who register for PHI 394 Greek Philosophy in the spring will visit Greece as a required part of the course. Students can also create an independent study for 1 credit hour with a faculty mentor in a relevant discipline of their choice. But you don’t need to sign up for the class to join us on the trip. Current NKU students will receive priority enrollment, but alumni and friends of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy, and members of the general public are also welcome to go on the program based on space availability.

How much does the program cost?

The cost of the program is yet to be determined. The price will include airfare, hotel accommodation in double occupancy (single occupancy available at an extra cost), ground transportation, all breakfasts and two dinners, and admission to all scheduled museums. Financial aid and partial scholarships may be available to qualified students. Every effort will be made to adhere to the advertised cost of the program; however, should financial circumstances warrant it some program items may be deleted to avoid a price increase.

What will the itinerary be?

We depart for Athens on May 14 and return to the US May 27. We will spend several days in Athens visiting the Acropolis, the new Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Agora, where Socrates faced his trial and was put to death. We will take a three day side-tour of Delphi, Nafplion, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Corinth. And a second side-trip to the island of Mykonos. This itinerary is tentative and subject to change.

How do I apply?

Applications are available in the Office of Education Abroad in UC 330; due December 9, 2013. The application for the International Study Scholarship is also available in UC 330 or online at http://studyabroad.nku.edu/start/scholarship.php.

More information?

Contact the Office of Education Abroad, University Center 330, (859) 572-6194 email: melishm1@nku.edu.