June 12th - July 2nd, 2014
All information sessions will be held in Jordan Hall II, Room 1214
- Monday, October 7th at 3:30pm
- Thursday, October 24th at 5pm
- Tuesday, November 12th at 4pm
- Thursday, December 5th at 11am
Experience the history of leisure, from its historical origins to its value in modern society through excursions, service learning, and cultural immersion experiences. Learn how Ancient Greece gave rise to the concept of leisure, spectator sports, festivals, theater and tourism. See historical sites and modern architecture. Explore how the 2004 Olympic venue development changed the landscape of Greece. Examine how tourism affects community development and culture. Travel throughout Greece and the nearby isles and gain a comprehensive understanding of the Greek culture through involvement with the other organizations and agencies. This course will incorporate history, public policy, and leisure and recreation studies, as we learn how democracy changed the Greek culture and influenced the leisure of today.
Athens, Greece and the Mediterranean area are one of the world's intellectual and artistic centers of the world. The city and its people gave birth to the ideas of democracy, justice, and freedom, which are core principles of much of the world today.
Students will enroll in both of the following courses.
PRT 491: History of Leisure (3 Credits)
By incorporating history, leisure and recreation studies, and the role of democracy and its impacts on Greek culture and development, this course will provide an introduction to Greek culture and a cultural awareness context for understanding the historical value and importance of leisure in Greece.
PRT 491: Visitor and Destination Management (3 credits)
With a focus on the impact leisure has on tourism, this course will enable students to gain a global perspective through the understanding of destination evolution and management and to obtain a better understanding of the traveler, the customers focus, and ways to market the destination, as well as provide economic and political sustainability.
There are several required pre-trip sessions to create awareness of the culture, customs, and rituals of the Greek society. Once in Greece, class sessions involve historical experts leading discussions and site visits.
Students will be staying in hotels in Athens and the surrounding areas. Accommodations and transportation will also be provided for the various destinations and island overnight trips.
Excursions & Events
Students will travel on overnight trips to Olympia, Delphi, Corinth, Naxos, and Santorini.
Detailed information about the program itinerary, cost, and courses can be found here: Greece 2014
Read about the 2011 program from past participants here: Greece 2011 storyboards
College of Natural Resources Scholarships
Scholarships are still available for College of Natural Resources students participating on programs with CNR courses. Scholarship awards range from $250-$500. The deadline has been extended from January 17th. Interested students should submit the CNR scholarship application as soon as possible.
Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.
The Greece program is led by Janell Moretz and Julie Beck:
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
4012A Biltmore Hall
Recreation & Leisure Studies
The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us at: email@example.com