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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Kalabaka, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Government, Liberal Arts
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Agricultural Development, Agricultural Education
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Pre-requisites:
No
Language courses available:
No
Language requirement:
No
Language of instruction:
English
Program Leader:
Tammie Preston-Cunningham
Program Advisor:
Kelly Woodfine Housing: Dormitory, Hotel/Hostel
Open to non-majors:
Yes Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

A&M Greece Leadership Theory

Faculty Leader

Tammie Preston-Cunningham
Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
tpreston@tamu.edu

Study Abroad Advisor

Kelly Woodfine
kwoodfine@tamu.edu

A&M Greece Leadership Theory

A&M Greece Leadership Theory

A&M Greece Leadership Theory

A&M Greece Leadership Theory

Spring Semester 2018
May 10 - May 24, 2018
Thessaloniki, Greece

About 

The department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications is excited to offer a 2-week study abroad to Thessaloniki, Greece, that is open to students of all majors. This program provides students the chance to develop their personal leadership skills in the context and setting of Greek culture. For most of the program, students will be in Thessaloniki, but the program does take a multiple-day excursion to Athens to see the ancient sites and monuments like the Acropolis and Parthenon. Throughout the program, students will gain a greater understanding of the evolution of leadership while recognizing how their cultural lens is shaped by learning and decision-making. Students will attend some class sessions on the Texas A&M University campus throughout the latter half of the Spring semester prior to leaving for Greece. This provides students the opportunity to meet and interact with other Aggies who are interested in leadership theory and to establish and strengthen their personal leadership style. While in Greece, students will be able to interact with local students in Thessaloniki who attend the American Farm School, explore Grecian history, and learn more about Greece, all while contemplating their own skills and leadership style as Aggie leaders.  
 
Credit 
 
All students are required to take a total of 3-6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • ALED 340: Survey of Leadership Theory (3 cr)
  • ALED 485: Directed Studies (3 cr)
Eligibility
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be in good standing
  • Approval of faculty leader
  • Must attend ALL class sessions throughout the Spring semester prior to departure
  • Must attend ALL program-related orientations  
Highlights
  • Multiple-day excursion to Athens
  • Overnight excursion to Kalabaka
  • Day trips to Dion & Mt. Olympus; Ouranoupoli & Mt. Athos; among others
  • Visit to Marianna's Farm and Gerovassiliou Winery
Specifics
  • Accommodation (typically in double rooms; possibly triple rooms, depending on numbers)
    • Student housing at American Farm School while in Thessaloniki
    • Hotels during overnight excursions to Kalabaka and Athens
  • Meals 
    • Breakfast included for duration of program
    • Typically four lunches and four dinners included (subject to change)
  • Transportation
    • Ground Shuttle from College Station to IAH and back
    • Airport pick-up in Thessaloniki upon arrival in Greece
    • Airport drop-off in Athens upon departure from Greece
Cost
 
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account by Study Abroad Programs Office $3,500
Lodging and some meals; Excursions, tours, and visits; Transportation (Ground Shuttle and in-country) $2,400  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $400  
Miscellaneous program expenses $80  
International health insurance  $20  
Portion of faculty expenses $600  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $2,055+
Tuition and fees (estimate based on in-state resident for 6 credit hours)*
Tuition included in Spring tuition/fees billed by SBS
$0  
International Airfare $1,500  
Passport (if needed) $145  
Meals not included in Program Fee (varies) $200+  
Textbooks and Supplies $10+  
Personal Spending (varies; estimate based on $100/week) $200+  
Total Estimated Cost $5,555+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 

Program Courses

Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.

Funding

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website (http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding) or visit our office in Pavilion 112 for walk-in advising. 
 
Scholarships
 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers various scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13. The application deadline for Spring semester is October 12, 2017. Please note that confirming your participation on a program is necessary before scholarship awardee announcements are made.
 
Financial Aid
 
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the Program Fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office: http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Program Payment

Please plan accordingly, as the Program Fee will be due in full *typically no later than two months prior to departure (i.e., in the term prior to departure). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment (Study Abroad Administrative Fee)
  2. $1,000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Keep in mind that some additional expenses that are not part of the Program Fee (see above) will be incurred prior to program departure (e.g., tuition, international airfare, and passport).  

*Subject to change. The Study Abroad Programs Office will notify you prior to posting these payments.



This program is currently not accepting applications.