S.A.H.E. in Greece
Program Leader: Dr. Patty Witkowsky
**Please note: this program is for students enrolled in the Student Affairs in Higher Education masters degree program ONLY.**
This program is for graduate students in Student Affairs in Higher Education
interested in seeking a global immersive experience in the historical and beautiful sights of Greece. From the bustling city of Athens, to volcanic Santorini and historic Kalabaka (also known as Kalambaka), this is a short-term trip over the winter break for UCCS students.
Course and Credit Information
S.A.H.E. Credit: LEAD6000
This is a program that explores the cultural sights of Greece, and focuses on the impact of higher education in universities across the country. Students will meet with academic professionals in Greece, tour different universities, and learn about the educational system and how their system operates compared to the United States. Students will also explore different museums and historic sites to understand further the culture and history of Greece.
Dates and Itinerary
January 7th - January 16th, 2021
Participants will depart the U.S. via a group flight from Denver International Airport on January 7, 2021. While in-country, participants will explore museums and monasteries, as well as have the chance to meet and discuss educational concepts and applications with professionals from Greece. Participants will depart Athens on January 16, 2021.
January 8: Arrive in Athens; depart Athens for Santorini via evening flight; transfer to hotel via coach
January 9: Santorini Volcano; Santorini beaches; Monastery of Dominican Sisters; Akrotiri; Welcome Dinner
January 10: Fly from Santorini to Athens; transfer to Athenian hotel from airport via coach
January 11: Half-day university visit; free afternoon for independent exploration
January 12: Depart Athens for Kalabaka via coach; Delphi site and Delphi Museum en route
January 13: Depart Kalabaka for Athens via coach; Metéora and two area monasteries en route]
January 14: Guided full day of sightseeing, including the Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum
January 15: Half-day university visit; free afternoon for independent exploration; Farewell Dinner in Thissio
January 16: Depart Athens for Denver
Costs and Deadlines
International Affairs Non-Refundable Education Abroad Registration Fee: $50 (due October 2, 2020)
Tumlare Program Fee: $2,468 (due October 2, 2020)
Participants will pay Tumlare directly; directions can be found on their website.
Included in the program cost are the following items:
- Round trip international flights from Denver to Athens
- Estimated price for round trip flights from Athens to Santorini (subject to confirmation when flight schedules are released)
- Hotel and ground services
- 3 group lunches & 2 group dinners (breakfast is included at the hotels)
- Entrance to the following: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Delphi, Meteora, and Akrotiri
- Travel and medical insurance, with Cancel For Any Reason Individual Insurance (covers 75-100% of trip cost depending on cancellation reason; NOTE: the cancellation insurance fee of $92 per person is NON-REFUNDABLE)
included in the program cost are UCCS tuition, additional meals, tipping and personal spending money. For students seeking single-occupancy, there is a single-occupancy room supplement fee of $385.
**Please note that students seeking credit will be billed the extended study course amount on their UCCS account.**
Participants pay Tumlare directly; directions can be found on their website.
All housing accommodations are in 3- or 4-star hotels, with breakfast provided. Hotels offer internet access, double occupancy rooms (single occupancy for university officers, director, employee, agents, and representatives), and dining facilities.
Passports and Immigration
All participants need to have a valid passport to participate in this program. The passport needs to be valid at least 6 months after the anticipated departure from Greece. Participants holding a U.S. Passport do not need a visa or additional permission to enter Greece for this program. Those who do not hold a U.S. Passport should check with the closest Greek embassy or consulate for the country they hold their passport from for entry requirements.
Information on how to obtain a U.S. Passport
can be found on our website.
Health and Safety Information
Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination they wish to travel to. The U.S. Department of State (DOS)
and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit their websites to find more information.
About Professor Witkowsky
Dr. Witkowsky is the Coordinator for the S.A.H.E. program and an Assistant Professor for Higher Education. She has 12 years of previous administrative experience in education, and has led many university organizations successfully. Her specialty is now teaching graduate courses in Higher Education, focusing on leadership and values in being a good leader.