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Archaeology and Civilization of Ancient Greece

Join us on our journey to the birthplace of Western Civilization, as we explore the archaeology and natural beauty of Greece!

This 10-day trip during the Spring Break week is part of a three credit Archaeology of Greece course running in the Spring 2022 semester. In our travels, we will explore several of the significant historic and mythic sites of Ancient Greece, both on the islands and on the mainland. Starting at the archaeological site Knossos on the island of Crete (source for the legend of labyrinth and minotaur), we will explore the most ancient origins of the Greek civilization before making our way to Athens on the mainland. After a brief glimpse of Athens we will travel to several nearby cities including the ancient walled city of Mycenae, home of King Agamemnon; and Delphi, the site of Apollo’s oracle, positioned on a mountain side in rural Phocis. Among other cities, we will visit Olympia, the birthplace of the modern Olympic games, before returning to Athens for a more thorough exploration. While we aim to experience the history and architectural ruins of each city, we will also dedicate plenty of time to appreciate each city’s natural beauty, food and culture. Interested students should contact Prof. Nicholas Stufano.

Program-Specific Information

Term: Spring Semester (Spring Break Travel)

Program Dates: March 2 to March 12, 2022

Country: Greece

Program Itinerary: Click here to explore the program!

Course: ARCH 1112: Archaeology of Greece (syllabus)
This course is cross listed as CLAS 1311.

Program Fee: $3,825

Housing Accommodations: Hotels

Air Travel: Round-trip air travel is included as part of the program fee.

Recurring Cycle: Every Year

DSS Info: Students at Seton Hall University who have a physical, medical, learning or psychiatric disability, either temporary or permanent, may be eligible for reasonable accommodations during their study abroad program. In order to receive such accommodations, students must identify themselves at the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS), provide appropriate documentation and collaborate in the development of an accommodation plan. Students seeking accommodations on a study abroad program, are encouraged to begin the process with the DSS office at least 6 months in advance of the program start date. Click here to learn more. 

Faculty Leaders

Nicholas StufanoProfessor Nicholas Stufano's formal education is in Classical philology, with a focus on comparative Greek and Latin prose style. While the majority of his research is on the technical grammar employed by ancient authors, he maintains an interest in Greek and Roman history as well as Ancient drama. Professor Stufano have been teaching Classical Languages for over 15 years and have been a faculty member of the department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Seton Hall since 2013. In his free time, he travels extensively and has helped organize and lead study abroad programs to Greece, Italy, and Southern France. Email:

Peter ReaderProfessor Peter Reader is an Associate Professor of Theatre and the Resident designer for Seton Hall Theatre. He teaches Theatre History and is well acquainted with Greek Theatre as well as most European Theatre. He has travelled extensively on Study Abroad programs and led the tour for Theatre in London and Ireland. He is an Associate member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, a professional organization. Prof. Reader combines his professional experience with his teaching to give students an experiential education. Email: