McGill Summer Studies in Greece, 6 June - 3 July 2016

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2016

Deadline: Mar 15, 2016

Event Dates: from Jun 06, 2016 12:00 to Jul 03, 2016 12:00

McGill Summer Studies in Greece (MSSG)

For a glimpse of the Summer 2015 experience in Greece, click here. 

June 6 - July 3, 2016

This June, McGill University in collaboration with the International Hellenic University, is organizing for a second year Summer Studies in Greece.

Students from McGill University, as well as those from accredited institutions around the world, have the unique opportunity to take a 3-credit course in one of Greece’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, Thessaloniki!

Students may choose one of the two available courses:

CLAS 300 Ancient Drama and Theatre 3 Credits
HIST 462 Medit & Euro Interconnections 3 Credits 

The application process is open and will remain open until spaces are filledor until MARCH 15, 2016.
Spaces are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Information Sessions

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 / 12-2:30pm - ARTS 160

Thursday, November 19, 2015 / 5:30-7:30pm -  LEA 808

Thursday, January 21, 2016 / 4:30-5:30pm - LEA 834

February, 2016 / TBD

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Course Descriptions

In 2016, MSSG offers two 3-credit courses. Students can choose one of the two available courses: 
CLAS 300 - Ancient Drama and Theatre
HIST 462 - Mediterranean and European Interconnections

Teaching faculty from McGill will include Profs. Anastassios Anastassiadis and Lynn Kozak. 

CLAS 300 - Ancient Drama and Theatre - Prof. Lynn Kozak

This course will explore Ancient Greek drama, both tragedy and comedy, with a focus on physical theatre space, performance, and production techniques. The course will give the student an understanding of Greek drama in its original context, through intensive study of the extant plays. Students will work with the aspects of physical theatre, neutral mask, body suit and choreography that would have constituted the performance of Greek theatre beyond what’s written on the page. As this course takes place in Greece, we will visit at least one ancient theatre and place that visit within the context of archaeological and practical theories about Ancient Greek dramatic performance. Students will also see modern productions of Greek theatre, in order to further understand how performative aspects of Greek drama interact with theoretical and narrative interpretations of the texts.

HIST 462 - Mediterranean and European Interconnections

This course is divided into four sections. Each section is comprised of four week-long seminars. Each week-long seminar is taught by a different professor.

•     A Day in the City: The different historical layers of Salonica - Byzantine, Ottoman, Jewish, “Refugee”, Contemporary Salonica.

Daily afternoon thematic tours of the city. 

•     Empires and Nations in the modern Mediterranean, 19th-20th century. 

•     The Grand Tour: The discovery of Ancient Greece (from Agamemnon to Alexander) and the Western imaginary.

Lectures in Thessaloniki and a 4-day field trip. 

•     The EU and new challenges in its borders (SE Europe, Middle East, Mediterranean).


As part of their coursework, students will have the opportunity to visit inner city or regional historical/archeological locations. Overall, the course includes three 1-day educational excursions and one 4-day archeological field trip.

A sample of the weekly schedule can be accessed here: Weekly Schedule.

Registration Process

Applications and payment of deposit are due by MARCH 15, 2016. 

Full payment of the MSSG costs is due by APRIL 15, 2016.

Students wishing to participate in the McGill Summer Studies in Greece must follow the steps below:

McGill Students:

  1. Read the FAQ document.
  2. Print, complete, sign and submit in an envelope, the Application Form and the Acknowledgment Form to the address indicated below, by March 15, 2016.
  3. Pay the $150 non-refundable deposit via Student Accounts by the due date of your e-bill or by March 15, 2016 - whichever date is earlier. 
  4. Register for HIST 462 on MINERVA, by April 15, 2016
  5. Pay the full cost of the Summer Studies by APRIL 15, 2016.
  6. Attend the Pre-departure Orientation Session.   
  7. Complete and submit the Travel Registry form.

 Non-McGill students: 

  1. Read the FAQ document.
  2. Print, complete, sign, and submit in an envelope, the Application Form and the Acknowledgment Form to the address indicated below, by March 15, 2016.
  3. Pay the $150 non-refundable deposit by CERTIFIED CHEQUE or MONEY ORDER ONLY, by March 15, 2016.
  4. For course registration please contact us at . Students from Québec universities who wish to take the summer course through the Inter-University Transfer Agreement, please read here for more information. Students from universities outside of Quebec will need to apply as Visting Students to McGill. For more information please read the FAQ and also here.
  5. Pay the full cost of the Summer Studies by APRIL 15, 2016.  If you have received your McGill ID by April 15, 2016, the easiest way to pay is through online banking from a Canadian bank account. McGill is registered as a bill with all major Canadian banks. (see FAQ, #5). If you have not received your McGill ID by April 15, 2016, the remaining MSSG cost can be paid by CERTIFIED CHEQUE or MONEY ORDER ONLY.
  6. Attend the Pre-departure Orientation Session at your home institution.
  7. Complete and submit the Travel Registry form.

 No personal cheques or cash will be accepted! 

Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope in person or by mail to the following address:

History and Classical Studies
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC H3A 2T7

[Drop off: Leacock Building, Room 712]


The cost of the McGill Summer Studies in Greece includes the following two components:

A. McGill Tuition and Fees. Regular tuition and ancillary fee charges associated with the number of credits, your specific program, and fee residency. The tuition rate depends on your status of registration.

  1. McGill students will be charged according to credits, program, and fee residency.
  2. Non-McGill students who are registered as Inter-University Transfer students will be charged tuition and fees at their home university [Quebec IUT ]
  3. Non-McGill students who are registered as special or visiting students:
    a. Who have Quebec fee residency will be charged the Quebec rate of tuition and fees
 [How to prove Quebec fee residency:]

    b. Who do not have Quebec fee residency will be charged the self-funded rate of tuition (518.44/credit).

B. MSSG Fee - $2,970/per student. The fee covers accommodation in a 5-Star Hotel , most meals (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, and a meal at a local tavern/per week), onsite visits, and travel within Greece when associated with onsite visits.

Students are responsible for their own airfare and any other miscellaneous costs while in Greece.


Accommodation in Thessaloniki, will be at 5-Star hotel Makedonia Palace, located at the center of the city, overlooking the sea view of Thermaikos Bay.

Accommodation includes:

  • Shared double-occupancy
  • 7 Breakfasts at the hotel
  • 4 dinners at the hotel (M-T-W-TR )
  • Free wireless Internet connection in every room and a swimming pool.

Information about the accommodation during the 4-day field trip will be available shortly.

Travel: Travel to and from Thessaloniki, to and from airports is to be arranged individually by students.

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