Sail Homer’s wine-dark sea as we island hop to mythic Crete. Experience legendary and historic sites of mainland Greece.


Explore the ancient palace where Theseus fought the Minotaur. Walk among the ruined temples at Delphi. Run a foot race on the track where the Olympic games first began thousands of years ago. Conclude your tour in Athens, with its beautiful acropolis, walking in the footsteps of Socrates and Paul. Prepare now to make this the journey of a lifetime, the culmination of your studies at Southern Virginia!

At a Glance

Dates: May 2017
Areas of Study: English & Art
Courses: Eng 375 Lit. & Mythology of Greece (3 credits) & Art 375R Travel Journal (3 credits)
Approximate Cost: $3,100
Program Director: Randall Cluff & Douglas Himes
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Lodging & Food

Students will stay in tourist-class hotels throughout the trip. Breakfast will be served at the hotels every morning. Other meals are not provided.

Travel Arrangements

Students will fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. Transportation in Greece will be by private coach and students will take ferries when visiting islands.


Program Fees

Program fees include all transportation, lodging, international health insurance, and all entrance fees for planned excursions. Students will be responsible for all meals, any additional personal expenses (souvenirs, snacks, etc.) as well as any passports or visas required for travel.

Tuition is not included and must be paid in addition to program fees. Remember, students with 56 credit hours at Southern Virginia are eligible for a $400 voucher that can be applied towards the cost of the program! This trip is also eligible for the new Provost Travel Study Scholarship. Applications are due March 1, 2016 and awarded before the end of the semester.

Prices are tentative and will stay within ten percent of the listed cost for those students who have payed their deposit and made financial arrangements with Student Financial Services by December 1st. If not paid by that date or if not registered by that date, there will be a ten percent premium added to make up for the cost of airfare. Visit the travel study financial policies for more information on financing a Travel Study experience.

Travel Resources


Stop by our office in Main 216 any school day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can also contact us at 540-261-8533 or