Rhetoric in Greece Communications Program

Join Professor J.J. Sylvia in Greece for an enlightening educational adventure.

****This program is now full. No more applications will be accepted.*****

Students must be vaccinated by university policy, provider policy and international travel entrance requirements.

Payments are non-refundable.

COMM 4008: Rhetoric in Greece

Greece trip runs from May 16 - May 25, 2022

3 credits

This course will meet throughout the semester, travel to Greece in May and meet once or twice for a final project after returning from traveling.

  • Current LA&S: ART
  • New LA&S (Fall 2021): Civic Learning OR Advanced Integrating and Applying LAS Learning (AIA) & Integrative High Impact Practice (IHIP)

May 2022

Program price $3,000

Includes: airfare, accommodations, most meals, on-the-ground transportation, on-site support, orientation

Does not include personal expenses. 

Payment schedule

First Payment: December 1, 2021
$1,000 (nonrefundable)
Second Payment: January 10, 2022
Third Payment: February 10, 2022
*Prices and dates subject to change

This class will explore the relationship between the art of persuasion (rhetoric), truth, and democracy in Ancient Greece. After delving into these questions on-location in Greece, we'll consider how these ancient debates might help us better understand our contemporary ethical struggles around issues like post-truth and fake news.

Greece Columns

Sample Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 1 Depart from Boston Logan Airport
Day 2 Arrive in Athens, Orientation City Tour
Day 3 Day trip to Athens, group Welcoming Dinner in the evening
Day 4 Travel to Acropolis in the morning
Day 5 Travel to Aristotle's Lyceum Tour in the morning, visit Plato's Academic Museum
Day 6 Travel to National Archeological Museum in the morning
Day 7 Day trip to Delphi (World Heritage of UNESCO)
Day 8 Travel to Ancient Agora
Day 9

Free day or optional tours

Option1: Sounio Half-day Tour

Option 2: Ancient Corinth Half-day Tour

Group Farewell Dinner in the evening

Day 10 Return to Boston


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