University of Indianapolis: Athens - Odyssey in Athens
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
I can not express how mush I learned from the people there and the girls I lived with. I would not trade it for the world A student - SUNY - College at Geneseo
It was truly a life changing experience, I now have a much better understanding of what I really want out of life. Marissa M - The College of New Jersey
I learned a lot about myself and about other people. It was the adventure of a lifetime. Adriana K - SUNY - Binghamton
Absolutely worthwhile and sometimes found myself sad thinking that my older sibling out of college never got to experience all the amazing things I have by going abroad to Greece. The ancient ruins are so amazing. Carolyn G - SUNY - College at Geneseo
Going to Athens changed my life completly. I never thought about living anywhere else besides the United States or even traveling a whole lot, but now I can't wait to get back to Europe. You never think that other countries are real places, but there is so much to see and experience, and so many people never even leave the Weste... Lauren K - SUNY - College at Fredonia
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 gained tuns from this experience. As a future history teacher, Athens, Greece was a perfect place to go. It was worthwhile, however, there are so many other programs out there that may be just as good if not better and may be tailored more to others. Timothy K - SUNY - College at Geneseo
The location, the food, the culture; this study abroad program was unreal. It's amazing how much you learn about yourself and others by experiencing something like this. Of course there are cultural differences but you also find that people are more similar than you think. Do it! you'll see. Katie S - UMass - Amherst
Best choice I made for myself. Stavroula P - SUNY - Binghamton
I feel like I gained so much from this study abroad trip. I learned qualities that the Greeks have that Americans do not have. Meeting so many people from so many different countries was the best part of the experience. Also living in a foreign country and it becoming my second home. I know that I can alway go back there and fee... Hillary A - University of Indianapolis
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