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Study Abroad in Greece: Cultural Crossroads Studies Program at Bitola, Greece


The University of Maryland

Street Address:
1125 Holzapfel Hall
College Park
United States

Cultural Crossroads Studies Program at Bitola, Greece

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Age Restrictions
18 Years +
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This course explores the cultural heritage of the Republic of Macedonia (capital city Skopje), as well as the Northern Greek region of Macedonia (capital city Thessaloniki). These two adjoining entities in South-Eastern Europe share the legacy of numerous empires, beginning with the oldest and most famous one in antiquity, associated with Alexander the Great. From that time onward, they were fought over and ruled by a variety of peoples, including the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Ottomans  all of whom left myriads of cultural traces, both material and spiritual in nature.Our three-week program will focus on the different artistic and cultural strata associated with this historic process and the complex identities resulting from the coexistence of the different ethnic, religious, and linguistic communities in this area of South-Eastern Europe.Instruction modules will include lectures, guided tours of archaeological sites, churches, mosques, museums and art galleries, and discussions with professionals working on cultural heritage issues.

Major Responsibilities
Cost/Program Fee
USD 2195
What program fee Includes

What's included:

  • UMD tuition (same for every student)
  • Education Abroad fee
  • Lodging
  • Entry fees, Some meals
  • Travel within the country

Not included:

  • Personal expenses
  • Some meals
  • Trip insurance and
  • International airfare
Skills/ Qualifications
Arrangements for Room/Food
Any Missing Important Information

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