Field Work

In-depth studies outside the classroom are a defining element of the curriculum and the program of studies at the Drury Center in Greece. Single day excursions and longer field trips are alternated with classroom work throughout the term, and include:

  • A week-long (five to six days) orientation tour of Athens and Aegina, where students are first introduced to the historic and contemporary urban world of Greece and the Mediterranean. This tour includes visits to the Acropolis, the Athenian Agora, the districts of Plaka and Thission, the Acropolis Museum, and the Athens Olympic Athletic Complex.
  • A week-long (five to six days) tour of southern Greece, with visits to the cities of Nafplion and Sparta, the archaeological sites of prehistoric Mycenae; Classical Olympia, Corinth, Epidaurus, and the ruined Byzantine city of Mystras.
  • A week-long (five to six days) tour of northern Greece, with visits to Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, the archaeological sites of Hellenistic Vergina and Dion, and a day trip to the mountain monastic communities of Meteora, with visits to numerous monasteries.
  • A week-long (five to six days) international travel to a city or area around the Mediterranean basin, where students are exposed to the wider cultural and geographic scope of southern Europe and/or Northern Africa. Past travels have included Barcelona, Cairo, Cyprus, Istanbul, Southern France and Venice.

For future travels, refer to the Academic Calendars.