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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Classical Studies Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Athens and Sparta, the two greatest Greek city-states, clashed bitterly, have been perceived since Antiquity as opposites, yet both have forged the core values of Western civilization.

Athens, the birthplace of democracy, was a creative wonderland for arts, politics and sciences. Sparta, by comparison, worshipped discipline and military values, favoring actions over words.

The program will deliver a full semester load comprising four courses, covering subjects such as Athenian and Spartan history and political institutions, war and religion, art and archaeology.

Classes will take place in Athens, with extended periods of time spent in Sparta. Students will receive extensive on-site teaching at a wide range of sites, monuments and museums in Attica and Laconia.

Emphasis will be given to the study of primary literary and archaeological sources (including inscriptions).

Please check on HERC for detailed information on the Athens and Sparta Courses, Calendar, Field trips, Application, Fees, Housing & Meals, Safety & Insurance and Student Regulations.

Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/27/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA