University of Indianapolis: Athens - Odyssey in Athens
I learned a lot about international relations and economic difficulty in other countries. It was such a valuable experience. Maggie E - Transylvania University
I learned a lot more about myself in that one semester than I did in the three and a half years in my home school because of the unique space in which I learned, experienced, and spent exploring another culture. Overall, It will change your life. You’ll come back a new person! Irene M - Queens College
I learned that sometimes you never know how you are going to react to situation until you are put right in the middle of it. Only, then will you truly know. lauren.gahimer - Saint Louis University
I learned how to be more independent, and I learned more about myself. It was the greatest opportunity, and I would do it all over again if I could. A student - Adelphi University
Great experience! I gained a lot of responsibility. Definitely recommend whoever have the opportunity to take it and go abroad! Katherine K - Kean University
I learned to immerse myself in new culture. Despite the negative views of Greece I never felt like I was not safe. I made new life long friends both local and Americans. And my greatest memories are with them. I needed something my home campus could not offer and my abroad experience is the high light of my college experience. A student - SUNY Geneseo
I saw all the sites and learned all the history exactly like I wanted but I also found something I didn't know I was looking for, lifelong friends. The UINDY Athens campus is a school for international students, many students are the children of diplomats, and there are few who were born in Greece. When I was there the Odyssey p... Julie D - Syracuse University
I gained an understanding of different kinds of people and learned so much about the history of Athens and the Greeks. Samantha B - Linfield College
i really learned that in general, people are good and friendly and kind and to not expect the worst of people. and yes totally worthwhile. i'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. A student - SUNY - College at Geneseo
I learned a lot about myself, and I learned a lot about traveling internationally A student - SUNY - College at Geneseo
Studying abroad in Greece taught me so much and is definitely an experience that I will not forget. Through our daily experiences in Athens, Greece I learned so much about Greek culture. Our weekend excursions to Ancient Greek ruins and the island of Santorini allowed me to take in the rich history of Greece and learn more about... A student - University of Indianapolis
This was a life-changing experience, it allowed me a chance to broaden my horizons and presented so many opportunities that I never imagined I would have Elizabeth C - SUNY - Binghamton
After going abroad through Odyssey in Athens, I am grateful that I had the possibility to experience 4 months in Greece. The people made the trip wonderful and I definitely would do it again. I had trouble deciding if I wanted to go abroad but I do not regret my decision one bit. Natalia K - SUNY - College at Geneseo
I never realized how much this experience would change my life. I learned so much about myself and I am a completely different person than I was 6 months ago. Living abroad can be difficult, but I definitely became more independent. I also found a passion for traveling and hope I get to travel more in my lifetime. Michele B - University of Indianapolis
It was definitely worthwhile. Although I only spent a short amount of time here, I had a really enjoyable experience. A student
It was amazing the food, culture, history, and traditions are truly awesome and I would have never even known unless I came. Blake C - University of Indianapolis
I gained a lot of things form this experience. I learned how to be independent and how to live in a big and sometimes overwhelming city Nancy S - University of Massachusetts Amherst
I think I became a better person, learning to be more responsible and mature, and gaining a new found awareness of other cultures. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - university at buffalo
Gained a best friend. Learned about myself, learned to be more communicative and social, learned about other countries and religions, learned to be more confident in myself. Gained 3 months i will never forget. It was completely worthwhile. A student - Marist College
This trip was amazing, no lie. I gained so much knowledge about the world and life in general. The program opened my eyes to the whole other side of the world. It's amazing what three months in another country can do for a person. Kayla S - University of Indianapolis
It was truly a once in a lifetime experience in which I was completely immersed in another culture. It was worthwhile because as a graduate student, I probably will not get the opportunity to travel abroad again! Katrina S - University of Indianapolis
cultural exposure yes!!! A student - SUNY - College at Geneseo
international perspective; absolutely Elizabeth A - University of Indianapolis
I feel like I learned how to relax a little more because the people in Greece are so laid back. I also learned how to be even more independent because I came to Greece by myself, and spent the first couple of days by myself, and spent the last week by myself. leanne.schaefer - Capital University
It was absolutely worthwhile. I would highly suggest study abroad in general, and specifically Odyssey in Athens. Brian S - University at Buffalo
The Odyssey in Athens program is a wonderful semester, or year-long program, offered through the University of Indianapolis-Athens, Greece (UIndy-Athens), which is the ONLY accredited American University in Greece completely owned and controlled by its US parent. Accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association is complimented by other prestigious specialist accreditations such as the ACBSP in Business.
All courses are taught in English by highly qualified group of faculty and students received a transcript at the end of their semester abroad. One factor that distinguishes the Odyssey program from other study abroad programs is that students take courses along side Greek and other international students at the UINDY Athens campus. This helps to facilitate cultural integration. Also, students are able to choose from a variety of classes each semester and therefore do not need to interupt their program of study.
Students participating in the Odyssey program come from all over the US, with a variety of majors. Graduate students have also participated in the program.
UIndy-Athens is a liberal arts institution offering 42 bachelor’s and 11 master’s degrees. This means that there are a wide variety of courses to choose from - over a hundred offered each semester. To get an idea of the courses offered in different semesters, see the UIndy web page at address: http://www.uindy.gr/current_students/schedules/index.html . Students take up to 17 undergraduate credits per semester and 7 credits in the intersession. Graduate students are entitled to take up to 10 credits per semester and up to 4 credits during the summer and intersession.
The University and its housing are centrally and conveniently located in the up-market Plaka area of Athens. Apartments are fully furnished with refrigerator, stove, washing machine, cooking utensils, pots, pans, dishes, beds, desks, television, AC, ADSL wireless internet and telephone. The apartments are walking distance to the school and some have an amazing view of the Acropolis!!!
The program fee includes tuition of up to 17 credits for undergraduate students and 10 credits for graduate students, housing, airport-pick-up, orientation, transcript and excursions to some of the archaeological sites and islands of Greece……plus, of course, all the University facilities such as the library, computer lab and the University’s Culture Center. Students are responsible for their own airfare, books, insurance (health/accident), food and supplies and other travel not included in the program.
In addition the Odyssey students have participated in the various activities from traditional Greek dancing and Greek cooking classes to the Community Service learning course where they volunteered at various sites around Athens, such as a refugee center and a rescue center for injured sea turtles. This was really a unique experience for some of them. Some of them even took advantage of a unique Scuba diving course offered only at University of Indianapolis Athens.
Check out the Odyssey in Athens link on the University of Indianapolis Athens web page at: http://odyssey.uindy.gr/
See the photo section to give you an idea of some of the sites visited during the excursions.
- January Term