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Greece (J-Term)


Program Dates: January 2025

Academic Focus: History, Art History, Environmental Studies, Classics

In this J-term abroad course, open to all majors and minors, we will develop a relationship with the island of Crete - - its biodiversity, key geographical location as a hinge between east and west, its rich history and culture from the prehistoric periods to the ancient and medieval worlds to its importance in early modern Greece history. The study of unique Cretan artistic expressions, especially in music and poetry, as well as the inhabitants’ unique connection to the flora and fauna of the island will be featured. The itinerary of the trip will be shaped by the interests of the students enrolled.
*Because of the location and the nature of our activities, it is critical that the students that participate in this J-term course are prepared physically, emotionally, and mentally for the experience. Many of the excursions will include a good amount of walking. As such, you will need to be able and willing to walk at least two miles without difficulty. 

Faculty Leaders: Professor Christina A. Salowey (
                              Professor Christopher J. Richter (

Application Information: Applications will open at a later date. For any questions or more information on how to apply to this program, please contact the faculty leaders listed above.

Funding Opportunities: All Hollins students can apply for funding for this program through the Hollins International Travel Awards. Hollins students who are Federal Pell Grant recipients are also encouraged to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship in which they are studying abroad. Gilman applications open twice per year.  

For further questions, contact faculty leaders for this program.

Greece- Mountain Group photoabove: Professors Salowey and Richter with students on the 2023 Greece J-Term program in Athens, Greece.