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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Ikaria, Greece; Kalabaka, Greece; Nafplion, Greece; Patmos, Greece; Samos, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2
Housing Option: Hotel Areas of Study: Architecture, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, Classics, Engineering, Engineering Physics Program, Geography, History, Humanities
Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 GE Requirements: GE: Cultures and Ideas
Academic Credit: Engineering Ohio State Program Contact: Leslie Roberts
Program Description:
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Program Engineering Greece tab 1

Ever wondered how some of the Ancient Technological Wonders of Greece were completed? This program will explore not only how these wonders were constructed, but why. This program will take students to some of the classic engineering and archaeological sites as well as some of the outstanding religious structures in Greece. Students will learn the importance of iconic engineering sites and excavations and the various methods used for their construction, why they were built and why some were abandoned. This program offers a unique opportunity to explore ancient and modern Greek cultures and how modern Greece has been impacted by historical events. 

By participating in this program, students will:
1. Increase knowledge of the culture of Greece, engineering techniques and construction methods of the ancient sites, and how the discoveries influenced local society
2. Understand the economic, environmental, political, and cultural impact ancient Greek engineering had upon local society
3. Gain communication skills and research experience through in-depth site analyses, paper writing, and presentations
4. Recognize the role of national and international diversity shaping attitudes and values as global citizens

You can read about past student experiences here


This program will explore the mainland and islands of Greece including the historical cities of Athens and the islands of Samos and Patmos. 


During the week on-campus prior to traveling abroad, students have the option of finding their own housing or staying in Ohio State dorms. To reserve dorm space on campus, contact the Housing Office

Students will have shared rooms in hotels while in Greece. All breakfasts will be included with your stays at the various hotels as well as some additional group lunches and dinners.

Resident Directors

Olga Stavridis
Associate Director of Women in Engineering, CoE Diversity and Outreach    

Kadri Parris
Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering Education

Education Abroad Coordinator

Leslie Roberts



Courses and Credit Engineering Greece tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in three credit hours of Engineering 5797.18 for Summer 4-Week Session 1 (May) 2018. Engineering 5797.18 is also an approved Culture and Ideas GE.

This course can also count towards the Global Option in Engineering requirements.



Application Requirement Engineering Greece tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation

All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Technical Standard: Students will be working in historic buildings that predate elevators and ramps, viewing original construction and renovation techniques requires accessing upper spaces and infrastructure that can only be reached by steep steps and requires comfort with working in exposed heights.

The Office of International Affairs works with the Office of Disability Services to establish reasonable accommodations, if you have not registered with them, they can be reached through Disability Services website. Questions about the program requirements can be addressed to the Office of International Affairs and the resident directors for 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 (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs Engineering Greece tab 4

You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $3,383 program fee. The program fee includes international round-trip airfare, transportation in-country, accommodations, admission fees to all venues for program activities, two group dinners, and supplemental international insurance. The program fee does not include some meals, and personal expenses. 

The actual cost of the program is $4,383 per student; this cost is generously subsidized by the College of Engineering in the amount of $1,000 per student (subject to change).

The detailed breakdown of the costs from May 2019 can be found on the budget sheet.

If 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.



Information Sessions Engineering Greece tab 5

  • Tuesday, September 18th: 4:00pm in Enarson Classroom Building room 160
  • Monday, October 29th: 4:00pm in Enarson Classroom Building room 160
  • Join us for the Education Abroad Expo on Tuesday, September 4th, 2:00-6:00pm located in the Ohio Union East Ballroom 
  • Engineering and Knowlton Abroad Expo, Tuesday, October 9th, 3:00-5:30pm in E100 Scott Lab


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

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.



The experience will be helpful to my future, not only because of the engineering knowledge I have gained, but also because of the people I have met. The people I have met all have experience engineering fields, this trip has caused me to develop relationships with many of them, which will be useful as I continue throughout my years at OSU and beyond.
     — Summer, 2018 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 05/12/2019 05/23/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to and from the U.S. Participants are required to attend class on Columbus campus May 6-10.