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Global Seminar: Discover the Past, Archaeology in Greece (Myloi, Greece)
Myloi, Greece
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline App Review Begins Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02-MAR-2015 
Variable 30-MAY-2015 12-JUL-2015
Summer 2016 01-MAR-2016** Variable TBA TBA

** For most programs, applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and starting January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Applications for programs offering exchange positions will be reviewed AFTER the application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
 Type of Program:
Faculty-Led Global Seminar
 Areas of Study:
Art History, Classics
 Minimum Required GPA (at time of application):
 Minimum Class Standing (at program start):
2 - sophomore
 Course Prerequisite(s):
No Program Course Prerequisites
 Housing Option(s):
 Open to students from:
Any U.S. Institution, All CU Campuses (UCB/UCD/UCCS), CU-Boulder
 Language(s) of Instruction:
 Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:
6 credits
 Length of Summer/Winter Program:
7 Weeks
Program Information:
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  • Get unique, hands-on experience working on an archaeological project in Greece

  • Earn 6 credits in 7 weeks toward your Art History or Classics major
  • Enjoy day trips to some of Greece's most famous archaeological sites and museums
  • Spend a few months this summer in the rural and beautiful fishing village of Myloi

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In this program, you will discover and explore new archaeological sites in the territory of Argos in southwestern Greece. These sites are ancient towns and farmsteads, fortifications, and religious sanctuaries. Using advanced techniques in archaeological survey, you will explore the western hinterland of Argos and gather information about landscape use and settlement patterns there from the Neolithic period (ca. 6000 BC) to the Greek War of Independence (early 19th c. AD). The multi-disciplinary approach of this program incorporates the fields of archaeology, anthropology, geology and geography. You will gain experience with survey methodology, ceramic analysis, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), geology and modern ethnographic studies. In addition, visits to the main sites of the region, including Mycenae, Corinth, and Nemea, will provide you with first-hand, in-depth knowledge of the archaeology and history of Greece.




You will earn six credits in this seven-week course by working six days a week in the field with trips on Saturday afternoons to archaeological sites and museums. Experiential learning is vital and you will be evaluated on your ability to deal with the new archaeological material that you discover through weekly group presentations, a final written group report, and two response papers to broader archaeological issues of the region both ancient and modern. All instruction and assignments will be in English. All students are required to participate in all program activities. The pre-departure orientation will discuss practical details, program goals, and the weekend itinerary.


  • This program will run from June-July 2014.


  University of Colorado
Course Levels

CLAS/ARTH 4209/5209: Classical Archaeological Field Methods


6 University of Colorado Boulder credits




This program is directed by Sarah James, Assistant Professor in the Classics Department. Dr. James has extensive archaeological experience, especially southwestern Greece. She will choose program participants,  lead a pre-program orientation, instruct students in the field, and act as a resident director. She and the other program staff will be available in case of emergency.


The program will be housed in the charming seaside village of Myloi. Myloi's attractive beach and bustling restaurants make it a popular weekend spot for locals. It is also only 7 miles from Nafplio, a picturesque and historic city on the Gulf of Argos, and one of the most popular destinations in Greece. You will live in locally-run vacation apartments with easy access to the beach. Each apartment will house two students, and has a balcony, a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom. Amenities include AC, TV, internet, and access to free laundry facilities.

You will be provided daily with self-catered breakfasts. On work days, you will be provided with simple picnic lunches in the field and group dinners at local restaurants.


You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements to Greece and back. Transportation on program-related activities is provided as part of the program fee.


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  • Classics Department Fellowships and Grants: The Classics department offers a number of fellowships, grants, and scholarships to students looking to go abroad. Click here for more info.
  • Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship: Offered through the Archaeological Institute of America, this Scholarship Fund is available to students who have begun their junior year and are on their first archaeological field experience. Click here for more info.






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Program Reviews:
Sariah Ann Rushing, Summer 2014 Participant
Working in Greece was an amazing experience and we got to see many different sides of Greece while working in the field. Not only were we finding artifacts but we were also learning about the landscape and how farmers in Greece use the land. When not working in the field we spent most of our afternoons laying out on the beach in Myloi or swimming in the cool water. Since where the apartments are in a small town we got to know the locals fairly well even with the language barrier.
Summer 2014 Participant
The town is small, but the beaches are wonderful and the locals and restaurants are amazing and so nice.
Lena Streisand, Summer 2014 Participant
The course is rigorous both physically and mentally, as we were in the field 4-5 days a week and expected to do readings and write papers in our time outside of the field. The location is great, the hotels are right on the beach and the survey area is beautiful. Interaction with locals was limited considering how busy we were, but we still met a few of the locals in Myloi. The owners of our hotel also threw us a going away party on our last night. Also, the weekly excursions to different archaeological sites in the Peloponnese are great, we learned so much that aided our understanding of the survey area.
Elizabeth Marie Cummings, Summer 2014 Participant
The lectures on sites were phenomenal. The professors gave clear information that was interesting, fun, and full of little anecdotes that you'll remember forever. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience to be able to learn about ancient history while at an ancient site, where people lived, worked, and died. Every weekend there was a trip to one or more of these sites - some are pretty famous - and the journeys to get to them were full of adventure in themselves. Greece was full of hospitable people, great food, amazing music, and non stop excitement.
John Michael Cooper, Summer 2014 Participant
All around valuable learning and life experience. Lived comfortably and was expend into the everyday life of the town.