Odyssey: Art and Archaeology in Greece and Italy

Spring 2022
Day, Evening and Weekend
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 40
16 Credits per quarter
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Join us for this study abroad, an intensive and up-close study of the archaeological sites, architecture, and visual arts of Greece and Italy, with an emphasis on the Bronze Age Aegean, Archaic and Classical Greece, Ancient Rome, and Renaissance Italy. After two weeks of preparation on campus in Olympia (remote options will be available for those not living in Olympia during these weeks), we will travel to sites on Crete, in southern Greece, Athens, Rome, and Florence to learn about the topography, monuments, art, and material culture of the region from antiquity through the Early Modern period. Faculty lectures and guided tours will complement our visits to sites, museums, churches, and other cultural institutions. The program will conclude in Florence, leaving students free to continue their travels in Europe.

Evergreen’s study abroad in Greece and Italy has usually come as the third quarter of the program. This program last ran in 2020-21, but we were unable to include the overseas travel. Students who have taken one or more quarters of Greece and Italy: An Artistic and Literary Odyssey Greece and Italy Odyssey Comparative Eurasian Foodways, Taste: Archaeology and the Ancient Mediterranean will be very well prepared for, and so will students from Word Play: Literature, Creative Writing, and Poetics of Catastrophe.


Students participating in this program will need to make program deposits prior to registration. Please contact the faculty with questions and for deposit instructions: 

February 11th by 5pm: $400 non-refundable administrative fee due

February 25th: Deposit of $2300 due

March 14th: Remaining balance of $2300 due




Students should have previous academic experience with the Greek, Roman, and/or Italian cultures from antiquity to the Renaissance.

Spring 2022 Registration

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Registration is open only to those who have made the required program deposits. Please contact Andrew Reece with questions. 

Course Reference Numbers

(16): 30165

Academic details

Preparatory for studies and careers in

History, Art History, Museum Studies

Maximum Enrollment
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In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Day, Evening, and Weekend
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First Meeting

SEM 2 C1105 - Lecture
Study Abroad

Approximately $7300 for eight weeks of study and travel in Greece and Italy.
Special Expenses: $2300
(Estimated expenses students will cover themselves to cover airfare, meals and activity expenses, and some in-country transportation)
Required Student Fee: $4600
(Fee covers lodging, transportation within and between Greece and Italy, orientation activities, site and museum entry, some additional instruction from organizations in Greece, cultural activities, some shared meals, logistical support.)
Administrative Fee: $400 (Nonrefundable deposit to cover administrative costs of running study abroad)


Date Revision
2022-02-04 Study Abroad expenses updated