University of Chicago Traveling Academy

 

Overview

This interdisciplinary humanities course takes high schoolers to Greece for the study of ancient Greek drama in its literary and social contexts and its place of origin. Excursions to archaeological sites and museums in and around Athens supplement the classroom portion of the program, which is conducted on the island of Spetses. Program directors guide students in close readings and critical analysis of selected works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Language instruction in modern Greek is part of the curriculum, and participants may attend dance classes, poetry readings and festivals.

General Info

Name University of Chicago Traveling Academy
Location Athens, Greece
Year-round Contacts 773-834-3792
Program Focuses & Features Archaeology, Drama, Greek
Grade Range (rising grades) 10-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline April
Director Michaelangelo F. Allocca & Cynthia Rutz, Program Directors
Residential Fee $7940, 3 weeks. College credit.
Dates & Sessions June-July; 1 session, 3 weeks long

Contact

Michaelangelo F. Allocca & Cynthia Rutz, Program Directors
773-834-3792