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Summer 2018: Greece

Photo of students and Mike Ryan in front of columns.

Greece Travel Study (TRS-385) is a celebration of our department’s 50th anniversary and a chance to see some of the most iconic foundations of architecture (not to mention experience great food and culture!). The trip starts in Athens and visits such important sites as the Acropolis to see the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike and the Acropolis and Herakleideon Museums. Enjoy a full-day cruise of the Saronic Islands. The trip then visits Delphi, Olympia, Argolida, Epidaurus and Mycenae. From there enjoy a four day Greek Island Cruise visiting Mykonos, Samos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, and Santorini.  Check out how study abroad has helped students improve their grades, prepare for their careers, and have the adventure of a lifetime. In addition, you can earn 75 AIA/CES Learning Units if you sign up for the ACH 262 course.

Trip cost includes roundtrip airfare, hotel with breakfast each day, four lunches, eight dinners, ground transportation, trip insurance, fulltime tour director, local guides, scheduled tour admissions and a four day Greek Island Cruise extension! For information contact Professor Michael Ryan.

Departure Date         

May 27, 2018

Trip Length              

Thirteen days

Requirements

Those going must have a valid and current passport (required at least 60 days prior to departure). Trip includes multiple walking tours, climbing steps/hills and walking on uneven surfaces. Participants with mobility issues should carefully consider signing up for the trip.

Register Online or In Person

Those interested must sign up for TRS-385 Section 309 found in the Summer 2017 noncredit schedule. In addition, travelers must also register with the tour company.

Payment Schedule

Full payment is due by December 11, 2018. Online registration requires payment in full.  Partial payments prior to the final payment due date can be made in person at the Cashier’s Office.  No refunds after the final due date.

Cost

$4,800 for double occupancy. Single Room Upgrade: $475. Triple/Quad Room Discount: $465 (must be under the age of 30). Costs do not include the registration fees or tuition for those enrolling in the 3 credit optional course.


Past Travelers

"When I first heard about the trip to France & Spain I knew I had to find a way to go. I have wanted to travel overseas but never had time to plan something out. As soon as we landed in France, I knew my life was Changed. Every city we went to was absolutely breathtaking. As an Architecture student, I couldn’t wait to see all of these famous buildings in person. Textbooks do not do these buildings justice!"

“Signing up for this travel study was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The trip was full of exciting adventures and gave us a chance to walk through history. One of the biggest surprises was the way the cities functioned. Paris, Barcelona and Madrid were all extremely densely populated areas yet did not dominate the surrounding landscape.”

“Signing up for a Travel Study lends first to the excitement of traveling away from home and exploring other cultures of the world and in our case the Architecture of the world. For me, that was the most exciting part of the trip, realizing that we would be seeing some of the buildings that I recently studied in ACH 221 & 222. The first thought I had when we landed other than making sure I got my first espresso, was - Wow!, I’m in another country!”

"After seeing the amazing buildings and gardens I am becoming more aware of architecture everywhere. Every place we went to was beautiful to walk through and the food was amazing. My favorite places would have to be Avignon and Carcassonne, I wish could have spent more time there."

“Traveling to Europe proved to be both architecturally and culturally enlightening. It goes without saying that studying architecture in any other manner other than personally experiencing the actual structure is merely a substitute to which a comparison can hardly be made.”

“I think the most exciting part of the trip was when we walked out of the airport.  Your nerves are filled with excitement and your adrenaline rushing - then it finally hits you, 'You’re actually in Europe.' It’s the greatest feeling!"

“It was in Paris that I found a new meaning to my work as an architecture student, artist, and person. One cannot easily erase just how beautiful the culmination of historical treasures that line the streets of this city. This trip taken with Anne Arundel Community College has become a new phase in the way I look to the world for inspiration and knowledge.”