Immerse Yourself in An Overseas Education

Webster University offers an unparalleled network of campuses on four continents in nine countries worldwide, including Athens, Greece.

We’ve designed our unique study abroad programs to afford students a rich cultural experience in the birthplace of Western civilization and democracy while taking accredited, upper-level courses in their chosen fields of study.

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Virtual Odyssey in Athens

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As COVID-19 has had a global impact on international education with study abroad programs being cancelled due to the pandemic, we’ve addressed these changes and have developed several virtual courses as a “Pre-Study Abroad” stepping-stone—not intended to substitute the semester abroad, but to enhance it.

Our virtual courses offered cover the areas of Modern Greek Culture and Society and Greek Mythology and Religions and provides students the opportunity to learn via online classroom lectures, discussions and virtual tours of archaeological sites, museums and educational videos.

Odyssey in Athens

Our unique study abroad programs are designed to afford college students a rich cultural experience in the birthplace of Western civilization and democracy while taking accredited, upper-level courses in their chosen fields of study.

Students study alongside Greek and other international students, a feature which distinguishes our programs from other study abroad programs and facilitates the process of cultural integration.

The study abroad programs are based in the facilities of Webster Athens in the heart of downtown Athens, footsteps away from Plaka, the historic section of Athens at the foothills of Acropolis. Two buildings house classrooms, a student center, library, computer lab, and administrative offices. With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. The museums of the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki Collections are within minutes of the facilities of Webster Athens. Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theatre, as well as international trade shows, conferences and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa.

Study Abroad Information & Resources

If you are eager to find out more about studying abroad, please meet with a study abroad advisor or your academic advisor.

Then, apply in Terra Dotta if you are a Webster student. For non-Webster students, apply as a non-degree seeking student. After receiving your credentials, apply in Terra Dotta

Afterward, you’ll want to review the visa and permit requirements by visiting our Visas and Permits page.

We encourage student mobility internationally and make it easy to all qualified students to study abroad. You may choose to study one term or more at one of our international campuses without interrupting your program of studies. Simply start the process two terms ahead of your planned travel date by meeting with your academic advisor.

Minimum requirements:

  • Undergraduate student: must have successfully completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at Webster University Athens Campus at time of international travel.
  • Graduate student: must have successfully completed a minimum of 9 credit hours at Webster University Athens Campus at time of international travel.
  • Must be in good academic standing

Minimum GPA 2.0 for undergraduate students or 3.0 for graduate students

  • Must be in good financial standing with the Business office
  • Must be in good social standing, complying with Webster’s student conduct policy.

Webster World Traveler Award

The purpose of this award is to provide round-trip airfare to degree-seeking students at Webster University wishing to study abroad at another location and return to their home campus to complete their degrees. This award is not applicable to students wishing to apply for a permanent site-transfer.

For students enrolled at a European campus, eligible travel includes Webster campuses in the United States, Thailand or China (note that not all programs are available at all campuses).

Qualifications for the Webster World Traveler Award:

  • Must successfully complete a minimum of one eight-week term (six credits) abroad as a full-time student.
  • Must remain enrolled as a full-time student in good standing while abroad in accordance with Webster University policy and local immigration law.
  • Must complete a minimum of 30 additional credit hours at Webster University, which may include credits earned while abroad or completion of the degree program at Webster University.
  • Successfully fulfill the service obligation to be determined in consultation with the Study Abroad Office. The students, for example, would agree, on their return to Webster Athens, to talk to current students about their experience, the added value to their education and the lasting impact on their world view. By so doing they would encourage studying abroad to other students.
  • If you decide to change the ticket once it has been booked, you are financially responsible for any change fee and re-booking. 

Tuition fees:

While studying abroad you remain a Webster Athens student and continue to pay your tuition fees to the Business office at the Athens campus.

Deadlines for applications:

  • Summer term - February 28
  • Fall semester - March 30
  • Spring - September 30

Spring I 2021 (College of Arts and Sciences)

ANSO 3100 Modern Greek Society & Culture 3
ANSO 3100 Community Service Learning 3
ENGL 1044 Greek Olympic Image thru Lit & Music 3
ENGL 4500 Literary Criticism 3
ESGL 2090 Intermediate Language Skills: Level I 6
ESGL 3070 English as a Second Language Program: Level 3 6
HLSC 1300 Open Water Diver 3
ILC 1090 Elementary Modern Greek I 3
ILC 2150 Modern Greek Society & Culture 3
PHIL 2080 Greek Olympic Image thru Lit & Music 3
POLT 1070 Introduction to Political Theory 3
PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SCIN 1030 Science in the News 3
SPCM 1040 Public Speaking 3
WRIT 1010 The Craft of College Writing 3

Spring I 2021 (George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology)

MNGT 3320 Business Law: International 3
WSBT 2000 Career Exploration 1
WSBT 2300 Personal Branding 1
WSBT 2700 Career Management Strategies 1

Spring I 2021 (School of Communications)

MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity 3
MDST 2800 Media, Diversity & Society 3
MEDC 3150 News & Science 3
MDST 3150 News & Science 3

Spring II 2021 (College of Arts and Sciences)

ANSO 4110 The Ambassadors’ SocPol Forum 3
ANSO 3110 Traces of the Ancient Athenian Democracy 3
ANSO 3100 Community Service Learning 3
BIOL 1010 Human Biology 3
ENGL 1044 Traces of Ancient Athenian Democracy & Lit 3
ESGL 2100 Intermediate Language Skills: Level II 6
ESGL 4000 English as a Second Language Program: Level 4 6
ENGL 4500 Literary Criticism 3
FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar 3
HIST 4100 The Ambassadors’ SocPol Forum 3
HLSC 1300 Open Water Diver 1
ILC 1100 Elementary Modern Greek II 3
KEYS 4005 Global Gender Rights 3
PHIL 2080 Greek Mythology & Religion 3
POLT 1060 Introduction to American Politics 3
POLT 4100 The Ambassadors’ SocPol Forum 3
POLT 4100 Traces of the Ancient Athenian Democracy 3
PSYC 4750 Advanced Statistics 3
RELG 2030 Greek Mythology & Religion 3
WRIT 2000 Advanced College Writing 3

Spring I 2021 (George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology)

BUSN 3100 Advanced Statistics 3
CSIS 1500 Introduction to Business Technologies 3
MNGT 3280 Business Law 3
MNGT 4570 Marketing Research 3

Spring II 2021 (School of Communications)

MEDC 1630 Media Literary 3
MDST 2100 Media Literary 3
MDST 3700 The Ambassadors’ SocPol Forum 3
MDST 4200 Media Research 3
JOUR 3190 The Ambassadors’ SocPol Forum 3
PBRL 3150 The Ambassadors’ SocPol Forum 3

 

Summer I: May 24, 2021-June 18, 2021

ANSO 2025 Mysteries & Philosophy of Antiquity
ANSO 2025 ST: Olympics … The Origins …
ANSO 3100 Community Service Learning
ILC 2150 ST: Olympics … The Origins …
INTL 1050 Introduction to International Relations
HIST 2090 ST: Olympics … The Origins …
HLSC 1300 Open Water Diver
RELG 3050 Mysteries & Philosophy of Antiquity
PHIL 2080 Mysteries & Philosophy of Antiquity
POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations

Summer II: June 22, 2021-July 16, 2021

ANSO 2025 ST: Greek Art & Arch
ANSO 3100 ST: Modern Greek Society & Culture
ANSO 3100 Community Service Learning
ARHS 2350 ST: Greek Art & Arch
HIST 2020 ST: Greek Art & Arch
HLSC 1300 Open Water Diver
ILC 1090 Elementary Modern Greek I
ILC 2150 ST: Modern Greek Society & Culture
ISTL 2550 ST: Modern Greek History & Politics
PHIL 2080 Greek Mythology & Religion
POLT 1000 ST: Modern Greek History & Politics
RELG 2030 Greek Mythology & Religion

Summer III: July 19, 2021-August 13, 2021

ANSO 2025 The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great
ANSO 3100 Community Service Learning
ANSO 3110 Traces of the Ancient Athenian Democracy
ENGL 1044 ST: Greek Olympic Image Thru Literature & Music
HIST 1010 The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great
HLSC 1300 Open Water Diver
MDST 3150 News & Science
MUSC 1070 ST: Greek Olympic Image thru Literature & Music
PHIL 2080 ST: Greek Olympic Image thru Literature & Music
POLT 1000 The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great
POLT 4100 Traces of the Ancient Athenian Democracy
SCIN 1030 Science in the News

 

Students in the WINS Network
Webster University offers an unparalleled network of campuses on four continents, in nine countries around the world, including Athens, Greece in the heart of Europe.  The WINS (Webster International Network of Schools) program allows students outside the Webster University network to study abroad.  If you choose to study at Webster Athens, the credits you obtain will count towards the institution of higher learning you are currently registered in.

Tuition
In order to determine the costs and tuition of studying at Webster Athens, you will need to meet with the Study Abroad office on your current campus.

The First Steps
If you are eager to find out more about studying in Greece at Webster Athens, please contact the Study Abroad office at Webster University in St Louis

You will also want to review visa and permit requirements by visiting our Visas and Permits page.

For more information, contact:
Dina Skias
Director of Study Abroad
WINS-Odyssey in Athens
Tel: +30 211 990 5303
skiasd@webster.edu

At Webster Athens, we pride ourselves on offering Short Term and Faculty Led Study Abroad programs that provide students and professors an unforgettable experience in Greece. 

With the network of resources, we have built we work creatively in designing affordable programs that will meet the academic and cultural needs of your institution.   Not only do we provide full logistic support for your group but through our passion for what we do, we constantly seek to inspire students in exploring Greece beyond the classroom.

We believe that shorter, more-focused programs will make it more accessible to students who may otherwise miss out on an international experience due to academic, financial or other obligations. Students with little or no overseas travel experience may also find this model more attractive, feeling more comfortable traveling within a structured program.

Professors will also have a lot to gain from the experience of teaching in a country of special interest such as Greece.  By leading a program abroad professors will have the opportunity to engage in multiple cultural activities and develop a valuable network of ties abroad.

Webster Athens short-term & faculty-led programs include:

  • Analytic program proposal based on your specific needs
  • Academic collaboration (Webster University transcripted course(s) option)
  • Course and field trip coordination and implementation
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Comprehensive on-site orientation
  • On-site support for student health issues, personal issues, and disciplinary issues
  • On-site program management
  • University housing in self-contained apartments, equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities, air conditioning and wireless internet
  • Academic support services, including access to classrooms, study areas, computer labs and University library
  • Secretarial and Administrative support
  • Welcome receptions, farewell dinners, and group activities
  • 24/7 emergency Webster Athens staff support while in Greece
  • Weekend facility arrangements
  • “WebsterUAboard” Acropolis magnificent view study area
  • Airport transfers for group arrivals and departures in Greece
  • Professor accommodations
  • Wireless internet access
  • Museum/Site visits
  • Support of a Webster Athens staff member on excursions
  • Group excursions travel and lodging while in Greece
  • Coordinate all the logistical aspects of the trip, including accommodations, transportation, and guided tours
  • Cultural Awareness / Diversity and Service Learning opportunities
  • Organize visits to government, business, NGO’s and other organizations
  • Organize custom seminars, round-table discussions and workshops;
  • Post-program evaluation

For more information, contact:
Ellie Despotaki
Director of Short Term & Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs
Tel: +30 211 990 5302
despotakie@webster.edu

WINS-Odyssey in Athens

The Odyssey in Athens curriculum is unique in that it offers a diverse variety of accredited upper-level courses. Students can continue their programs of study and earn college credit which transfers back to their home institutions.

There are no specific program requirements; however, students are encouraged to take full advantage of the Greek language and culture courses. All courses are taught in English by distinguished faculty from the U.S. and Europe.

Program Brochure

Fall I, Spring I and Summer I Schedule of Virtual Classes

MDST 3150: Retail Business Social Media Promotion Virtual Internship
MNGT 4950 B2B Research & Arrangements Virtual Internship
MNGT 4950 Retail Business Analysis Virtual Internship
MNGT 4950 Retail Business Social Media Promotion Virtual Internship
MNGT 4950 Tourism Operations Project Management Virtual Internship
PHIL2080 Virtual Greek Mythology and Religion
RELG2030 Virtual Greek Mythology and Religion

Fall II, Spring II and Summer II Schedule of Virtual Classes

ANSO3100 Virtual Modern Greek Society & Culture
ILC2150 Virtual Modern Greek Society & Culture
MDST 3150 Retail Business Social Media Promotion Virtual Internship
MNGT 4950 B2B Research & Arrangements Virtual Internship
MNGT 4950 Retail Business Analysis Virtual Internship
MNGT 4950 Retail Business Social Media Promotion Virtual Internship
MNGT 4950 Tourism Operations Project Management Virtual Internship

 

Odyssey in Athens accepts applications from students in good standing at their home institutions who are eager to learn about the landscape, culture and people of Greece. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply to our semester, summer session or year-long program.

Students from more than 150 colleges and universities have enrolled in the Odyssey program. Enrollment is for a semester session (8 weeks and up to 9 undergraduate and 5 graduate credits), a single semester (up to 18 undergraduate and 10 graduate credits), a full academic year (up to 36 undergraduate or 20 graduate credits) or the summer session (4 weeks long and up to 6 undergraduate or 4 graduate credits).

Although the junior year is preferred by most students who study abroad, freshmen, sophomores, and seniors can apply to Odyssey in Athens with approval from their universities. Students in transition to graduate school or employment in the international arena are also welcomed.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer - February 28
  • Fall - March 30
  • Spring - September 30

Academic credit is transferred to a student’s home institution on the basis of a transcript issued by Webster University. Each student is responsible for arranging academic credit with his/her own college or university before applying to Odyssey in Athens.

Letter grades are based on fulfillment of all course requirements, including written and oral assignments, exams and class attendance. An official copy of a student’s transcript is mailed to the home college and an unofficial copy is sent to the home address. Transcripts are released only after all financial obligations have been met.

 

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Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the United States. The university has been evaluated on multiple aspects, including its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finance, and resources.

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ACBSP

The School of Business & Technology is proud to be one of the only five percent of the world’s business schools to have earned specialized accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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Hellas

Webster Athens has been accredited/licensed by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic to operate in Hellas.

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Top Rated Program

In 2019, the Odyssey in Athens program was awarded Top Rated Program based on student reviews of the program.

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The Odyssey in Athens program fee includes tuition, housing, orientation, group excursion costs, student ID, computer lab and library fees, transcript and student support services. It does not include roundtrip airfare, meals, laundry, personal spending money, as well as, medical/accident/ property insurance, textbooks or independent travel.

Students can expect to spend $120-150 per week on meals, laundry, entertainment, and miscellaneous needs. Total costs are considerably less than those at private colleges and universities in the U.S.

For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as activities and WINS orientation, visit our WINS-Odyssey page here.

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Considering Making the Journey?

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You may still have questions regarding studying abroad to Athens. If so, take a look at our F.A.Q section to receive all the answers you are seeking. We want to make your transition to life in Athens as uncomplicated and comfortable as possible.

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