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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Corfu, Greece; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Ioannina, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, History, Humanities, International Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led
Click here for a definition of this term Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 Click here for a definition of this term GE Requirements: GE: Historical Study
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: History Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Gretchen Turner
Program Description:
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Students participating in the four-week Ionian University Study Abroad program will have the opportunity to live on one of the most beautiful islands in Greece and experience the unique cultural life that is Corfu. The island of Corfu forms the northwestern frontier of Greece and the old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The program at the Ionian University consists of two carefully designed course components bridging an overview of Western civilization with modern issues in European society. 

Students will be required to attend class, participate in discussions, and take part in organized excursions to museums and archaeological sites, such as ancient Dodona and Roman Nicopolis. On the return trip the group will spend two nights in Athens to provide an opportunity to explore the Acropolis. At the completion of the program students will provide evidence of their understanding of course concepts.


This program takes place on the Grecian island of Cofu. Students attend class at Ionian University.


Students will stay in shared rooms in hotel located a short distance from Ionian University where classes will be held. Meals can be purchased for an affordable price at the University restaurant.

Resident Directors

Steven Joyce
Department of Germanic Languages and Cultures

Mary Joyce

Ohio State Program Contact

Gretchen Turner 



Courses and Credit Greece Western Civ tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 hours of History 2797.02 for the May session. This course can be used to satisfy the History GE.



Application Requirement Greece Western Civ tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be in good academic standing and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation.

This program is open to all majors. Priority will be given to applicants from regional campuses.

This program is not open to students graduating the spring semester before the program.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $3,727.00 program fee. The program fee will include in-country airfare, accommodations, local transportation, excursions, entry fees and supplemental insurance. It will not include international airfare, passport, meals, personal expenses, a passport or immunizations. 

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.




Information Sessions

  • Friday 10/26 Enarson 160 Conference room 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11/30 Enarson 160 Conference room 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.


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Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


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The most valuable thing I gained was learning to put myself out there in a new county and trusting myself to get where I needed to go around the city. 
     — Summer, 2017 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 01/03/2019
01/15/2019 05/02/2019 06/01/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.