Biology 210CS and Art 103CS in Greece

June 13–26, 2020 • Cost: $3,130

Course Registration and Eligibility


This program is open to Long Island and Brooklyn students enrolled in BIO 201CS and Long Island students enrolled in ART 103CS. The prerequisites for BIO 210CS are BIO 151, or either BIO 108BIO 118 or BIO 145 with instructor’s permission.

Program Cost and Deadlines

All deposits are non-refundable. Failure to make payment in accordance with the deadlines could result in the office terminating the participant's enrollment in the program.

A $500 deposit, online application, and uploaded passport or passport processing receipt are due on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Allow at least 6 weeks for passport processing. Program balance is due on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Price: $3,130

See Lena Grasso at SJC Long Island in Room 3 off the Student Hospitality Lounge with your payment. Make all checks payable to St. Joseph's College with a note in the memo line: Greece 2020.

The price includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast in-country
  • Transportation within the country for activities scheduled on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees within the country for activities scheduled on the itinerary
  • Roundtrip airfare

The price does not include**:

  • Transportation to/from JFK
  • Additional increases in taxes and fuel surcharges at the time of ticketing
  • Additional activities or optional trips
  • “On your own meals and trips”
  • Personal expenses such as WiFi and phone
  • Currency fluctuation
  • Exceeding the airline’s baggage allowance


  • Saturday, June 13: Fly from JFK to Athens
  • Sunday, June 14: Arrive in Athens 
  • Monday, June 15: Heraklion city walking tour to the covered bazaar, city walls, churches and Heraklio. Minoan Palace of Knossos a.k.a. Palace of King Midas
  • Tuesday, June 16: Art 103: Tours museums and churches. BIO 210: Attends a biology lecture at the University of Crete. Tour and lectures from Marine Ecology Laboratory; then to CretAquarium Tour; Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR). Afternoon free time at the beach. 
  • Wednesday, June 17: Take the ferry to the Greek Island of Santorini. On this famous blue-roofed island, you’ll explore the famous ancient volcanic archaeological site of Akrotiri. Enjoy the sunset by the beach. 
  • Thursday, June 18: Explore the island of Santorini on your own. 
  • Friday, June 19: Ferry to the famous island of Mykonos. Explore on your own. 
  • Saturday, June 20: Morning bus tour of the famous beaches in Mykonos (no swimming). Depart in the afternoon for the island of Evia.
  • Sunday, June 21: Walking tour of Karystos, where you’ll visit the major parts such as the bakeries, fish market, St. Nikolas Church, Bourtzi Fortress, fishing boats, beaches and Karystos Museum. In the afternoon: BIO (required)/ART (optional) - Snorkeling Survey of "Mantili island - Geraistos ancient port" or "Petali Islands." 
  • Monday, June 22: ART 103: Ruins and iconography art tour. BIO 210: BIO (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) - Dimosaris Gorge Hike
  • Tuesday, June 23: BIO and ART (9 a.m.–2 p.m.) Hike to Drakospito (ancient ruins). Bring your own lunch for a picnic at the top of the mountain. In the afternoon, taste local wine, bread and cheese. Hike Castello Rosso for sunset views. 
  • Wednesday, June 24: Depart on a ferry to Athens.
  • Thursday, June 25: Tour Athens’ sites, such as the Acropolis, Monostiraki marketplace, Acropolis Museum and the Anafiotika neighborhood (island architecture in the middle of Athens) 
  • Friday, June 26: Depart for the U.S. 

Itinerary is subject to change.

How to Apply

Directions for applying online:  

  1.  Log in to the portal and check off private computer.
  2.  Open up your email so you do not time out. 
  3.  Click here for the application.
  4.  Follow the "St. Joseph’s Study Abroad Program" checklist. 

Faculty Leading the Program

Konstantine Rountos, Ph.D.Konstantine Rountos, Ph.D.

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Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D.Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D.

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