Spring 2015 - HIS 3398: Turkey & Greece

Santorini Greece



May 16-28, 2015 


church in instanbulThis course takes place after spring 2015 commencement, but for enrollment and financial aid purposes it is considered a Spring 2015 course.  

Day 1: Fly to Turkey

Day 2-4: In Istanbul, with sites including the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.  One day will be spent at Canakkale and the Hagia Sofia, or the church of Divine Wisdom, which is 1000 years older than St. Peter's in Rome.

Day 5: In Troy, the city where the legendary beauty Helen incited the Trojan War in the 12th Century.
  We will also visit Gallipoli, site of a key WWII battle that defeated the Ottoman Turks. 

Day 6: In Pergamon, the stronghold of the Greek Attalid dynasty and home of a famous Acropolis. 

Day 7: In Ephesus, one of the Mediterranean's best preserved classical cities.  It was once a sacred center for the cult of Artemis, and it later become one of the key sites of the early Christian church. 

Day 8-9: Two-day cruise through the Greek Isles, crossing from Kusadasi, Turkey, to Athens, Greece.  Then it's on to Crete and the stunning island of Santorini. 

Day 10-11: In Athens. Sites we'll visit include the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena and the Temple of Zeus.  

Day 12: Depart for home.

The course fee is $4186.  That course fee is in addition to any tuition charges.

The fee includes: 

  • Round trip airfare from the US
  • Full-time tour director in addition to the course instructor
  • Land and water transportation
  • 8 overnights in hotels with private bathrooms and 2 nights in cabin accommodations
  • Light breakfast every day; two lunches; five dinners
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees to museums and points of interest
  • Experiential learning sessions with local experts in addition to the course instructor
  • Travel insurance

The fee does not include:

  • Passport
  • Tuition charges
  • Books and materials

students on water in turkey

To enroll in HIS 3398, you must:

  1. Get the permission of the instructor, Dr. Matt Bloom (Matthew.Bloom@concordia.edu).
  2. Complete an enrollment packet for the Office of Study Abroad (Office F211 in the Library), which inludes the Enrollment Form, copy of valid passport, and Schedule Change Form.
  3. Submit a non-refundable $300 deposit to the Office of Study Abroad.

Photo credits:
Santorino and Istanbul - Professor Matthew Bloom
Students by the sea - EF College Tours
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