- Where is Mycenae? Mycenae is located in the North-East Peloponnese (region of Greece). It is an hour and a half drive from the Athens international airport. Other nearby cities include Nafplio and Argos.
- What is the Mycenaean Foundation? It is a non-profit organization that supports archaeological excavation at major Mycenaean sites (Mycenae, Glas, Lamia), research, education, and philanthropy.
- What is in the American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae (A.C.A.M.) facility? The facility includes 9,000 square feet of work space, classrooms, offices, labs, computer rooms, and a library. There is also a ceremonial grand hall, a central area with porticos, an open-air theatrical area, and an outdoor dig simulator.
- What is the total program cost? Participation in the "Greek Odyssey" Spring 2020 program costs $14,950. This includes tuition for four (4) courses ($9,265), lodging ($2,550), and other fees, including local transportation, travel, health insurance, and administrative fees ($3,135). Participation in the Maymester 2020 program costs $4,500 and in the Summer (July) 2020 program $5,100. These fees include tuition for one (1) course (with the option for a second course at a reduced price) and other program fees including housing, local transportation and travel, health insurance, and administrative fees.
- Are travel costs to and from a student's home country and Mycenae included in the cost? No, each student will be responsible for his or her own transportation to and from the site.
- Where will students live? Students will be accommodated in double-occupancy hotel rooms in the city of Nafplion (Hotel Elena).
- What makes this program unique? There is no comparable program in the United States or Europe. The Greek Odyssey program at the A.C.A.M. combines theory students learn in class with hands on experience that they gain by simply walking out the door of the learning center. Courses that appeal to students studying classics, art, history, sciences, and social sciences are also offered.
- How do students apply for a Greek VISA? No Visa is required for US citizens to stay in Greece for a period less than 90 days. Please refer to the following websites for instructions and information about required documents: US Embassy: https://gr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/residency/ See points 4a and 9; Greek Embassy: http://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/visas.html?mission=was See instructions for getting National VISA Type D
Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Greece has NOT been affected by the Coronavirus (so far, only 8 light cases have been reported in a population of 11 million people; there are no reported deaths). The Greek State is taking all necessary precautions and measures to control and contain the coronavirus. We will be primarily working outdoors in relatively high temperatures (non-conducive environment for the contagious virus) or in a classroom with minimal contact with crowded areas.
The State Department Travel Advisory lists Greece under normal Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions):
USC policy on coronavirus, here.