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Since 1993, architecture, computing, engineering, liberal arts, business, and science students have satisfied part of their Georgia Tech humanities requirement abroad, in another setting, and in another way:

  Living in major European centers
rather than in Atlanta.
  Learning from the piazzas and monuments of Athens, Rome, Florence, and Venice
instead of a classroom.

Living the history and culture being studied
rather than merely reading (or being lectured) about it.

The Summer Study in Greece and Italy is designed to introduce the architecture, painting and sculpture of the Classical Greek, Roman, Renaissance and Baroque world to non-architecture students. All instruction takes place on site, at museums, in historic buildings or on walking tours through the cities we visit. Classes meet in the mornings with afternoons open for individual project research. During the first week in Greece, we begin in Santorini, then on to Akrotiri, Knossos, Mycenae, and an introduction to the sanctuaries at Olympia and Delphi. The second week begins in Aegina before on to Athens. The third week includes an trip to Epidauros and continues by boat to South Italy and Magna Grecia including Taranto, Metapontum and Paestum, and finally to Sorrento with a train trip to Pompeii. The next two weeks are spent in Rome and organized trips by bus or train take the group to Tivoli and Ostia. The last two weeks includes travel north to Florence and Venice with side trips to Siena, Pienza and Vicenza. Throughout the trip, weekends will offer the opportunity for individual travel to other locations.

As technical fields, such as engineering and architecture increasingly operate in an international arena, as professional activity and research increasingly require knowledge and experience of other parts of the world, a program such as Summer Study in Greece and Italy can serve as valuable preparation for work that you intend to pursue after Georgia Tech.

The number of credits for which students must enroll is twelve semester hours. The program is approximately six (6) weeks in length and is led by Athanassios Economou, and Danielle Willkens.


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