Study Abroad


The Seeing Place: Introduction to Theatre in Greece

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This course is now accepting applications for the Winter 2014-15 term.

UMAIE Course Number: T4476
SAU Course Equivalency: THTR 321, Topics in Theatre with General Education Status, (four credits)
Instructors: Amy Muse and Elizabeth Wilkinson, Department of English, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Dates: Jan. 6-30, 2015. (NOTE: SAU Spring semester begins January 14)
Location: Greece (Athens, Aegina, Delphi, Epidauros, Mycenae, Nafplio, and Crete)
Price: $5,970-$6,270 (subject to change)

Program Description

The ancient Greek word for theatre means "the seeing place." As the actress Stella Adler put it, "it is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation." In Greece, people have been going to the theatre for healing, civic pride, patriotism, national identity, metaphysical searching, and entertainment since the 6th century BC.

This introduction to theatre course combines study of dramatic literature, theatre history, and performance. We will read classical and modern dramas and theatre theory; view museum displays as well as stage productions; and meet artists creating theatre in the midst of crisis today.

What is Included

  • Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis 
  • Hotel accommodation in double and triple rooms
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Travel assistance
  • International health insurance

What is not included

  • Passport fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Fees for textbooks and materials
  • Meals not covered by the program fee - approximately $683
  • Personal baggage fees

How to Apply

Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Turn in a completed Liability Form to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Submit your payment to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to St. Ambrose, or pay online with a credit card.

Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.

Application and payment details

  • Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.
  • The $500 deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If you are not accepted into the program, or if the program is cancelled, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, the application deposit is non-refundable after September 17.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after November 1. 
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.