Spotlight on Greece

Spotlight on Greece

A guide to custom programs in Greece

In more ways than one, Greece is at a crossroads. For years, its ongoing battle with the Eurozone over debt has dominated the headlines, raising eyebrows and ire in economic and political circles. But of course, Greece rose to worldwide prominence, in part, because it is at a crossroads – near the intersection of Europe, Asia, and Africa at what’s often called “the cradle of Western civilization.” One can hardly comprehend the contributions of Ancient Greece in subjects as diverse as drama and sports. Greece is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many of which commemorate that incredible period of human discovery. Because of its location, Greece also boasts incredible views from the jagged cliffs and dreamy islands that pepper its coast – the longest in the Mediterranean.

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Customize Your Program

Designing Your Custom Program

We believe this kind of learning experience demands a unique travel itinerary, and that’s why we specialize in customized travel programs. Whether its J-term, spring break, May-mester, etc., our program development team, alongside our Global Academic Team, will consult with you to translate your curriculum into a one-of-a-kind learning experience that will deliver the educational outcome you’re looking for. From selecting your destination to identifying interactive experiences that bring your classroom to life, our thematic approach ensures that your goals drive every decision we make together.

A Personal Partner

Once your program is developed, you’ll work directly with an account manager who will be your champion, working directly with our large team of logistical experts, curriculum specialists, and on-the-ground partners. Our loyal clients see their account managers as an integral part of their own university teams, ensuring that your program is uniquely yours each and every year.

Meet our VP of Program Development

JeDSC_7280nnifer Fisher leads a team of WorldStrides’ program development specialists, working directly with new university clients to globalize their curriculum with short-term faculty-led cultural immersion experiences. Jen brings a passion for customized curriculum solutions to this role after more than 20 years working with institutions of higher learning.

To begin customizing your program, give us a call at 1-800-422-2368.

Topics to Explore

In Greece, you might choose to explore some of the following topics:

Classical Greece

Whether you are a student of politics, science, theater, literature, architecture, or philosophy, your studies were born here—a period of history unlike any before or since. Travel programs can take a broad look at the remarkable progress of the era or delve into a topic of interest related to a more specific curriculum. (Many groups also choose to visit Italy for a full look at the two great civilizations of the era.)


Our study of mythology today is largely due to the art and literature in which the ancient Greek citizens celebrated their idols. See these works firsthand and explore how the gods were worshipped by believers. Explore the evolution of myth’s role in society, from pre-Christianity theology to a kind of folklore that existed alongside monotheistic religious practice.

Challenged Economy

Explore the real-time questions relevant to Greece’s very difficult road through debt crisis and its current relationship with its trading partners in Europe. Though this developed economy was strong for decades, some economists have now reclassified it as an emerging market again. Study its effort to recover, especially in contrast to neighbors Italy or Spain with a “compare and contrast” itinerary.