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Total credits: 4


Tristan Goldman

Academic Administrator, Honors Program
Old Main 480C

The WWU Honors Program offers a global learning course that takes Honors students to Greece during the summer. Honors 103: Navigating the Human Experience Abroad, is a unique opportunity to begin the Honors Program at WWU in Athens, Greece with daily excursions to the awe-inspiring historic sites where democracy was born.

This trip counts towards the fall quarter course of the first-year sequence, Honors 103. By completing the course, students will jump-start their progress in the Honors Program, build relationships with students and faculty at WWU, and start their undergraduate studies with the enhanced confidence that comes from a study abroad experience.

Program Highlights

Students will have the opportunity to visit all the major sites located in Athens, Greece, and the surrounding region including: the Acropolis and Agora in Athens, Mycenae in the Argolid, the battlefield where Greek freedom was lost in Boeotia at the hands of Philip of Macedon and his teenage son, Alexander.

Expectations of Participants

With or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to walk and/or sit for 8-10 hours per day.  Students can expect to be on their feet, walking up and down the hills of Athens and Greece, both on and off concrete, in very warm weather for extended periods of time, often several hours consecutively. The program is reasonably strenuous for students unaccustomed to being physically active continuously throughout the day. The program does not entail any other physically demanding activities aside from a great deal of walking.

Students will have access to refrigeration at their accommodations in Athens.