For students minoring in Modern Greek Studies, the experience of studying abroad in a Greek-speaking environment is crucially important. Ideally this would be a semester or full year immersion in a Greek or Cypriot educational institution. If this is not feasible, students should consider a shorter summer or winter session course, which will be less expensive. Still, there is no substitute for the “full immersion” benefits that a semester or year’s study overseas will bring.
In picking a Study Abroad option in Greece, Rutgers students should begin by exploring options available through our own university’s Study Abroad Program.
These programs have been carefully reviewed and approved by the Modern Greek Studies Program faculty, and thus are considered to be academically sound. Likewise the locations have been reviewed by the Study Abroad staff, and are regarded as safe and secure. The courses you take in these programs will directly transfer to your Rutgers transcript, and you may utilize your Rutgers financial aid to help cover the costs — which students cannot easily do if you opt for a non-Rutgers approved program.