Travel Study Programs

CHS in Greece supports and hosts a series of programs, organized in collaboration with other Harvard Units and/or other American educational institutions. These programs consist of educational trips that combine traveling and study in Greece. Students and other participants have the opportunity to visit Greece and its important archaeological and historical sites, while attending seminars on classical studies and Hellenic culture.

In this context, for the academic year 2019–2020, CHS supports and organizes in collaboration with Harvard Alumni Association the following Travel Study Programs:

Writing History From Nafplio To Thessaloniki: Harvard Alumni Travels – Center for Hellenic Studies Harvard Journey in Greece for Students and Alumni

Starting in the picturesque seaside town of Nafplio and ending in the great metropolis of Thessaloniki, this travel-study tour takes as its theme the development of scripts and of writing technologies, with a focus on their eventual employment, throughout the ages, in reproducing the sacred texts of the Bible. Participants visit museums and historical sites along the way, where they have the chance to get up-close views of clay tablets, scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, printing presses, early printed Bibles, and more. While the historical survey takes a generally chronological approach, exceptions are made in order to take advantage of each city's offerings. Greece's stunning landscapes, its long history, and its mild winter season, along with the company of Harvard students and alumni, set the stage for a unique travel-study experience.

In cooperation with the Harvard Alumni Association, the Center for Hellenic Studies supports the organization of the “Journey in Greece for Students and Alumni” in January 2020. Academic head of the program is Keith DeStone, Ph.D., Research Associate in Instructional Design and Comparative Study of Ancient Texts at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies.

The program is open to HeroesX alumni and CHS Fellows, as well. Please direct your program-related questions to the Harvard Alumni Travels (e-mail: haatravels(at)harvard.edu or call: +1 800 422 1636, +1 617 496 0806).

Please follow the link to learn more.

2020 Schedule by day:

  • January 10: Depart USA on an overnight flight
  • January 11: Arrive in Athens / Transfer to Nafplio / Welcome dinner
  • January 12: Nafplio
  • January 13: Nafplio / Athens
  • January 14: Athens
  • January 15: Athens/ Thebes/ Messolonghi
  • January 16: Messolonghi / Ioannina
  • January 17: Ioannina / Thessaloniki
  • January 18: Thessaloniki
  • January 19: Departure flights home

CHS GR Travel Study

Harvard Spring Break in Greece for Students and Alumni 2020, Harvard Alumni Travels – Center for Hellenic Studies

In cooperation with the Harvard Alumni Association, the Center for Hellenic Studies supports the organization of the “Spring Break in Greece for Students & Alumni” trip in March 2020. Academic head of the program is professor Nagy. Starting from Nafplio and Mycenae and proceeding through the Peloponnese on the way to Delphi and Athens, participants can delve into this part of the world and its unique history, supplementing their explorations with selected readings in translation from Homer, Pausanias, and even some modern texts.

The group consists of students and alumni, enriching the academic experience with the presence of an intergenerational Harvard community.

The program is open to HeroesX alumni, as well. Please direct your program-related questions to the Harvard Alumni Travels (e-mail: haatravels(at)harvard.edu or call: +1 800 422 1636, +1 617 496 0806).

Please follow the link to learn more.

2020 Schedule by day:CHS GR Delphi

  • March 13: Depart USA on an overnight flight
  • March 14: Arrive in Athens / Transfer to Nafplio / Welcome dinner
  • March 15: Nafplio
  • March 16: Nafplio / Olympia
  • March 17: Olympia / Delphi
  • March 18: Delphi / Athens
  • March 19: Athens
  • March 20: Athens
  • March 21: Departure flights home

Check Past Programs here.

Contact

For additional information please contact Mr. Evangelos Katsarelis, CHS GR Programs and Events Manager, through telephone (+30 6979647166, Athens, Greece) and/or email ekatsarelis(at)chs.harvard.edu.