The program will follow the itinerary of the past two or three years, which means that we will be staying in Athens, Delphi, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Patras, and you will not only get a great educational experience, but you will also get to see different parts of theGreek mainland, the Peloponnese, and the Cycladic Islands!

2014 Itinerary

  • 19 May, 2014: Depart Philadelphia (or elsewhere, if you prefer)
  • 20 May, 2014: Arrive in Athens to begin the program!
  • 20 May 2013-26 June 2014: Following a short stay in Athens, we will move to Mykonos, then to Santorini, then to Crete, then to Delphi (after a lovely and exciting overnight ferry ride!), then we will continue to Tolo, which allows for trips to Mycenae, Epidauros, and Corinth. The program will conclude following a brief final stay in Athens.
  • 26 June 2014: Our program is complete! Return to the US and share your stories and photos!

2014 Program Faculty

Dr. Heidi Rose, program director. 2nd program faculty: Dr. Shauna MacDonald

2014 Program Courses

Performance of Greek Literature (COM 3246, taught by Dr. Rose); Performing Place, Space, and Public Memory (COM 3290, taught by Dr. MacDonald)

COM 3246: Performance of Greek Literature

Focusing on the relations between text and performance, literature and speech, literacy and orality, the stories we tell and both why and how we tell them, we explore the place of performance in ancient Greece from the time of Homer through the height of theatre in 5th century BCE Athens. Central to our work together is to discover and experience the powerful relationship among performer, text, and audience—and what this means in the moment of performance. The texts are experienced from page to stage in their place of origin.  [Prior performance experience is not necessary but welcome!] 3 credits

COM 3290: Performing Place, Space, and Public Memory

In this course, as we inhabit the ancient, historical, and contemporary sites of Greece, we will ask how places and spaces communicate and perform, how we perform within and through them, and how we can use performance as a method through which to understand and articulate their cultural meanings. Engaging rhetorical and performative theories of place, space, public memory, and tourist performance, we will work together to understand ourselves and our environments as material and textual, and to create performances that highlight, interrogate, and even re-make our sense of place. 3 credits

Excited yet? (you should be!)

Get the application process started! All interested students should contact the Faculty Program Coordinator and learn about the requirements and how to apply—but be sure to complete your application process by the early application deadline of December 15!

Dr. Heidi Rose
Department of Communication
Garey Hall 24
Villanova University
phone: 610.519.6939

Summer in Greece Brochure

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For more information, download the brochure for the Summer in Greece program!

* GreeceBrochure.pdf
Summer in Greece Brochure