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Westminster Honors Program in Athens: May 2020


This travel course offers honors students and interested non-honors students the opportunity to earn 4 credits via a short-term, intensive travel course in May. It is designed to enrich student understanding following their first two honors program courses: HON 201C: Ancient Greek Justice, and HON 202: Renaissance and Scientific Discovery.

Click here to view 2019 travel course syllabus.

COST is $4200, which includes

  • roundtrip airfare;
  • lodging in Athens, Nafplio, Delphi, Heraklion, and Hania
  • in-country transportation (buses to Nafplio and Delphi, overnight ferry to Crete with cabins and one-way flight from Crete to Athens);
  • all breakfasts;
  • four dinners;
  • tuition-- overload fee waived for honors students;
  • travel insurance;
  • entrance fees to all sites and museums; and
  • licensed expert guides who lecture onsite.



  • Fly out of Pittsburgh on Friday, May 8, 2020, arriving in Athens the morning of Saturday May 9
  • 5 overnight stays in Athens
  • 1 night in Nafplio
  • 1 night in Delphi
  • 1 night on ferry to Crete (boat with cabins)
  • 2 nights in Heraklion
  • 1 night in Hania
  • Fly out of Athens, returning to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 20
  • Currently enrolled students, please see detailed itinerary and flight information on our course site @ D2L



  • July 2019: first billing to students - $2100
  • Fall Semester 2019 : students enroll in HON 201C: Ancient Greek Justice Course; students apply for passports!
  • January 2020: second billing to students - $2100
  • Spring Semester 2020: students enroll in HON 202: Renaissance and Scientific Revolution Course
  • April/May 2020: trip leaders and students hold a series of mandatory lunch or evening sessions in preparation for travel—schedule TBA

Westminster’s trip itinerary is coordinated by our friends at the Athens Centre: