Study Abroad in Greece | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Study in Greece

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During this 11-day study abroad program, you will explore historic Greek landmarks and gain an in-depth knowledge of Greek food by participating in cooking classes, factory visits and wine and oil tastings. This is a unique opportunity to discover one of the oldest ancient civilizations through their long-lasting food-making traditions.

Greek food, culture, and history: Greek cuisine is part of the culture of Greece and is recorded in images and texts from ancient times. Its influence spread to ancient Rome and then throughout Europe and beyond.

Ancient Greek cuisine was characterized by its frugality and was founded on the Mediterranean triad: wheat, olive oil and wine, with meat being rarely eaten and fish being more common. Wine and olive oil have always been a central part of the cuisine, and the spread of grapes and olive trees in the Mediterranean and further afield is correlated with Greek colonization. 

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May 14 - May 24, 2025 (includes travel dates)

Students enroll in World Civilization spring course (three credits) or World Civilization spring course (one credit).  Community members may audit (AU) with permission of the instructor.

COURSE DATES: May 14 - May 24, 2025

Day 1 - Departure - Sunday, May 14th                                                    

  • Depart Home for Athens, Greece

Day 2 - Athens - Monday, May 15th

  • Arrive in Athens, Greece
  • Airport Transfer to Hotel
  • Check In - Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation

Day 3 - Athens - Tuesday, May 16th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Experiencing the Agora in the past and present; Ancient Agoras walking tour
  • Lunch Athens Culinary Tour beginning at Varvakeios Central Market (Modern Agora walking and tasting tour)

Day 4 - Athens - Wednesday, May 17th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Acropolis Tour
  • Lunch Time
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Ergon House Cooking Class

Day 5 - Naxos Thursday, May 18th

  • Takeaway Breakfast and transfer to Port of Piraeus, Ferry to Naxos
  • Check-in Relax and Refresh; Welcome to Cycladic Islands orientation walking tour; Group Dinner

Day 6 - Naxos - Friday, May 19th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Tour Archaeological site of the Temple of Demeter Goddess of Agriculture
  • Afternoon cheese making and winery tour in the interior of the island

Day 7 - Naxos - Saturday, May 20th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day of reflection and relaxation

Day 8 Nafplio - Sunday, May 21th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Ferry to Piraeus; Transfer to Nafplio
  • Orientation walking tour of Nafplio and
  • Cooking Class at Savor Nafplio

Day 9 - Nafplio - Monday, May 22nd

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Tour Ancient Mycenae and Epidaurus

Day 10 - Athens - Tuesday, May 23rd

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Return to Athens
  • American College of Greece Tour
  • Hotel Check-in; refresh
  • Farewell Group Dinner

Day 11 - Athens - Wednesday, May 24th

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Flight Home

Price is $5,080, which includes:

  • Round trip airfare
  • Lodging on site
  • Admission to sites and attractions that are part of the program's curriculum
  • In-country transportation
  • Travel health and extraction insurance
  • All breakfasts and three other meals

  • New passport application fees (if applicable)
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Tuition and fees
  • 3 hour World Civilization course (Spring) or 1 hour Global Studies course (Summer)
  • 3-5 meals on your own
  • Optional excursions
  • Immediate medical expenses

Program Deposit Deadline: Dec. 31st 
Program Fee Deadline: Feb. 28th 

Use NWACC's portal to make a payment.  

As a participant, you may pay a reduced rate if you are receiving financial aid, grants, and/or scholarships in benefit your study abroad program. Please email with evidence of awards prior to the program fee deadline to confirm exact payment amount.

Learn how to finance your trip.

NWACC makes studying abroad accessible to students through financial aid, scholarships, payment plans and other options. Learn more about various financial options and accessing the payment portal.

Dr. Sevin Gallo
World History Faculty

Brittany Eddelbuttel
Brightwater Apprenticeship & Career Coordinator