Athens, Greece: Odyssey in Athens

Odyssey in Athens is a unique study abroad program hosted by the University of Indianapolis at its Athens Campus.  While a core set of courses focusing on Greek history and culture are offered, students are able to take any regular university course.  All courses are taught in English, though Greek language courses at all levels are offered.

Fast Facts


Program Type Semester Study Abroad
Term/Duration Semester/Academic Year/Summer
Spring 2013 Program Dates: February 11 - May 24, 2013
Summer 2013 Program Dates:

Session I: June 2 - June 29, 2013

Session II: July 7 - August 3, 2013

Fall 2012 Program Dates: September 21 - December 22, 2012
Credits: Full time (semester)/Part-time (summer)
Supplemental Application Required: Yes, please see application process below for details
Application Fee: $20
Estimated Program Fee: $8260 NYS Residents; $4250 Out-of-State Residents
Tuition: $2785 NYS Residents; $7410 Out-of-State Residents



The Program

Odyssey in Athens is a unique study abroad program hosted by the University of Indianapolis at its Athens campus.  It is designed to afford college students a rich cultural experience in the birthplace of Western civilization while they take accredited, upper-level courses in their chosen fields of study.  Odyssey students study alongside Greek and other international students, a features which distinguishes Odyssey in Athens from other study abroad programs and facilitates the process of cultural integration.

The City

Odyssey in Athens is based in the facilities of the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus in the heart of downtown Athens - footsteps away from the Plaka, the oldest sections of Athens located at the base of the Acropolis.  Four buildings house classrooms, a student center, library, computer lab, and administrative offices.

With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual, and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning.  The museums at the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki collections, are within minutes of the facilities of the University of Indianapolis.  Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theatre, as well as international trade shows, conferences, and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia, and Africa.


Students are housed in shared apartments in the area of the University, all with common space and kitchens.  The narrow, picturesque streets of the Plaka are teeming with cafes, restaurants, galleries, and artisan workshops.


  • hellenic parliament
  • parthenon
  • santorini greece
  • santorini greece


You must have sophomore standing or above and have both cumulative and major GPA's of at least 2.75.  Applicants with a disciplinary record or pending disciplinary hearings should alert the Study Abroad Office.


In addition to pre-departure orientations held at SUNY Geneseo, Odyssey Orientation takes place a week before each semester begins (for the summer session, orientation takes place the Friday before classes begin).  Orientation features walking tours of Athens and information about how best to adapt to the ways of life in Greece, including particulars about where to buy groceries, how to take a bus, how to use the telephone, and where to do laundry.  Orientation leaders discuss cultural differences and social expectations, and activities are scheduled to allow students to get to know the faculty, staff, Greek and international students, and each other.

Application Process

This program requires you to submit a supplemental application.  Students should first submit their study abroad applications to SUNY Geneseo's Study Abroad Office.  After they have been accepted into the program, the Study Abroad Office will distribute the supplemental application required by Odyssey in Athens.  Students will also submit their supplemental applications to the Geneseo Study Abroad Office, who will send the applications to Athens on their behalf.  Questions about this process should be emailed to

Application Deadlines

Fall/Academic Year: March 15

Summer: March 1

Spring: October 15