The Program in Modern Greek Studies, with its academic minor, offers exciting new experiences and opportunities for Rutgers undergraduate students, which are well worth exploring.

  • In studying the modern Greek language, you’ll experience the direct, living descendant of the Greek spoken and written by the founders of western civilization and early Christianity.   If you’re an Honors Student, courses in modern Greek will help you fulfill the language requirement.
  • In studying modern Greek literature, you’ll encounter some of the finest poets and novelists in the entire European tradition — like Constantine Cavafy, Nikos Kazantzakis (“Zorba the Greek”), and Odysseus Elytis.
  • In studying the histories and cultures of modern Greece and Cyprus, from Byzantine times to the present, you’ll come to understand and appreciate the human complexities of one of the most fascinating and beautiful parts of the Mediterranean world, in many ways on the frontiers of Europe and the Middle East.
  • Given the Program’s strong emphasis on international experience, you may have the opportunity to study in Greece or Cyprus, or elsewhere in the world of Study Abroad, as part of fulfilling your minor requirements. International experience is always a plus for your resumé and CV. 

As you set out on the way to Ithaca

hope that the road is a long one,

filled with adventures, filled with discoveries …

Σα βγεις στον πηγαιμό για την Ιθάκη,

να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος,

γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις.