Fall Term in Athens
Students at Union are encouraged to pursue some of their studies abroad, and many Classics students choose to spend the Fall Term of sophomore or junior year in Athens. Union participates in the College Year in Athens program, in which students live in apartments in the city and take classes in the program's Academic Center. You don't need to know Greek (either Ancient or Modern) to participate in the Athens term abroad, and language study is available as part of the course offerings.
During the Fall Term in Athens, students must take four courses. Most of the courses meet three hours per week, and many include study trips to sites throughout both mainland Greece and the islands. The courses cover Greek art and archaeology in ancient and Byzantine times, Greek language and literature, the history of Greece as well as ancient philosophy.