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CIS Abroad: January Mediterranean Basin: France, Italy, and Greece (Third Party)

The Program

Imagine standing in the shadow of the Acropolis while learning about ancient Greece! On the January term study abroad program in the Mediterranean program, you will spend a little over two weeks traveling within three different sun-kissed countries: France, Italy, and Greece. With academic experts and local guides as your teachers throughout the trip, you gain great insight into the art, archaeology, history and literature of these ancient civilizations.

The Academics

The academic component of the program consists of lectures from leading experts in the fields being explored during the program. Particular attention will be paid to the history of art and archaeology, as well as philosophical literature from the Mediterranean Basin, from Antiquity to Middle Ages.

The following are past courses that have been offered on this program:

  • Art History 385: Ancient and Medieval Classical Art and Architecture
  • History 385: Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Cultural History
  • Archaeology 385: Greek and Roman Archaeology
  • Cross Cultural Studies 385: Muslims and Christians in Europe
  • Religious Studies 385: From Polytheism to Monotheism, The Early Christian Period in Italy, Greece & Turkey

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found here.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

 Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
HIST 3993 Foreign Study 385 History 385 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

This program was created for those who wish to travel as much as possible during their winter break! You’ll spend time in about 10 cities during the program, spanning a wide range of religious, artistic, historic and cultural contexts. Expect to see and do things that provide genuine insight into the places you’re visiting. Imagine a January term abroad in the form of one excursion after another, each one has something unique to offer you.

Throughout the program, you’ll stay in 3- and 4-star hotels and hostels in rooms shared with other program participants. You’ll be provided with breakfast each day and dinner on most nights.


Please note that financial aid, other than certain scholarships, cannot be applied to the cost of this program. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet.

Budget Sheets: Winter
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5