Greece Field School

Greece

Study in Greece in Summer 2022!

Earn nine university-transferable credits in only seven weeks:

  • HIST 2205: The History of Greek Civilization
    An online survey of Greek civilization, Mycaenean Greece to the 20th century
    (SFU's course HS 277-3: History of Greek Civilization)
  • HIST 2220: War and Society
    Examines some of the key issues in the history of war and society. After reviewing a variety of scholarly approaches to defining war, the course investigates the role of violence in human nature, the evolution of warfare resulting from technological innovations and cultural change, and the complex relationships between war, culture, and society
    (SFU's course HS 216-3: War and Society)
  • HIST 3391: Selected Topics in Ancient History
    Studies issues related to Hellenic Studies
    (SFU's course HS 307-4: Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies)

Spend 3 weeks studying at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus before travelling to Greece to spend 3 days in the capital Athens, 3.5 weeks on the island of Lesvos, and finally, 3 days in Thessaloniki.

See the Acropolis, Byzantine and Ottoman Imperial ruins, the White Tower of Thessaloniki, and more!

Program Information

Please visit the Greece Field School webpage on the SFU website.

Program Application

  • Application is administered through the SFU Study Abroad System.
  • Douglas College students must apply to SFU for admission as a Visiting Student, and for admission to the field school program.
  • Visit here for application information.

Travel Requirements

  • Passports need to be valid for at least three months after the date of return to Canada. For example, if the date of return is June 30, the passport needs to be valid until September 30 or later. Please check here for any changes in passport requirements.
  • Greece is a Schengen Area country. Canadian students normally do not need a visa for the purpose of attending the Greece Field School. However, non-Canadian students may need one. If you are not Canadian, visit here to see if you need a visa.
  • Passport holders of visa-exempt countries, including Canadians, may be asked by border authorities at the point of entry to justify their reasons for and the duration of their stay, proof of sufficient financial resources, etc. Visit here for more details.

International Programs Awards/Scholarships 

Douglas College students may be eligible for a $750 to $2,500 award/scholarship!

Requirements include:

  • maintaining a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA
  • maintaining full-time student status for a scholarship
  • completion of at least nine academic credits in the 12 months prior to departure for an award

Application components include:

  • a Statement of Interest
  • an up-to-date unofficial transcript
  • two references: one academic, one non-academic
  • description of campus/community involvement activities such as volunteering, work, etc.

Contact Us

Karen Ng at studyabroad@douglascollege.ca
Faculty John Bruin at bruinj@douglascollege.ca