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· Only begin an application when you have determined the program you wish to pursue.

· No application fee for simply starting an application! The Global Learning Application fee is charged only once you are committed to your program and the application deadline has passed.

· Depending on your program type you may have a non-WSU application to complete as well.

Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language of Instruction:
English Only
Language Interest:
English
Academic Focus:
Business and Economics
Program Type: Faculty-led Additional Info/Reqs: Attendance at all Pre-Departure Meetings & Orientations is Mandatory, Students must be certified in their majors.
Program Description:

Overview

Overview

Home1-GreeceTake advantage of the opportunity to earn six to nine credit hours while visiting the land where civilization began, the unique and culturally rich country of Greece.
Students will enjoy the sun and sea while experiencing an ancient yet modern civilization. As students interact with the local population, they will learn how many Greek words are the ancient roots of the English language. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Greek Islands, Athens, Delphi and the famous monasteries in Meteora.

Be ready for an educational experience of a lifetime!


WSU Sponsoring Unit: Carson College of Business

External Partners:  Raftopolous Travel, Kyriakakis Travel
 
Program Dates:
May 9 - June 15, 2018
(the program begins in Athens, and ends in Crete).
 
Program Eligibility Requirements:
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application.
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of the program.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Be a current WSU student (matriculating or non-degree seeking).
  • Program Specific Eligibility:
    • Certified or certify eligible into any WSU major.
    • All pre-requisites for courses on the program are fulfilled prior to departure
  • WARNING: If certification into a major or minor is denied, students may forfeit program fee and WSU is not responsible for any program related expenses (passport, air fare, etc.)
Please Note: a minimum number of participants is needed for this program.
 
 

Costs

Cost Information


Total Program Cost Estimate (fixed program and estimated additional expenses): $9,495 + 6 or 9 credits WSU Tuition
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Program costs are categorized as those billed by WSU (Fixed Expenses) and those not billed by WSU (Estimated Additional Expenses).  A breakdown of these costs can be found below. For payment due dates please scroll to the “Billing Schedule”.

Fixed Expenses Billed by WSU

 
Participation Expense*  $5,894
WSU Tuition (estimated until NOV 2017) 6cr
                                                                 9cr 
 $2,964
 $4,446
Global Learning Application Fee  $125
International Insurance  $76
Total Paid to WSU                               6 cr
                                                              9 cr
$9,059 
$10,541

 *Participation Expense includes excursions, accommodation, and program related in-country travel.

Estimated Additional Expenses*

 
Personal Expenses       $1,100
International Airfare $2,000
Books and Supplies $0
U.S. Passport** $140
VISA** (Not Required for U.S. Citizens) NA
     Total Estimated Additional Expenses $3,240

*All additional costs are ESTIMATED and may vary. These costs are not billed by WSU and are the sole responsibility of the participant.
 
**Please see the “Destination” tab for additional passport and visa information.

Billing Schedule:

This billing schedule is for the Fixed Expenses billed by WSU only and does not include Estimated Additional Expenses that are the responsibility of the participant.

 
Financially Responsible as of: February 1, 2018
Program Fee Date Billed Date Due
 Participation Expense 1st Payment  $500 Feb 19, 2018
 
Feb 23, 2018
 
 Application Fee  $125
 International Insurance  $76
 Participation Expense 2nd Payment  $5,394 March 16, 2018
 WSU Tuition (estimated until NOV 2017)  $2,964 (6cr) 
 $4,446 (9cr)
http://studacct.wsu.edu/tuitionduedate.html 
 
Refund Policy: Participants are responsible for the Fixed Expenses of the program once they have committed to the program application and the application deadline has passed.

Financial Aid Disbursement Alert: Participants eligible for financial aid can use aid toward this program. Please note that per federal regulations, financial aid is released on the first day of the regular WSU semester, or ten days prior to the participant’s program start date, whichever is LATER. Program payment due dates may be before aid is released.  Participants must budget accordingly.

 
 

Academics

Courses

This is a 6 or 9 credit program.
WSU Courses:   Santorini-sunset
  • MGTOP 340
  • MGTOP 418
  • MKTG 360
  • MKTG 407
  • IBUS 496
Course Pre-requisites:
  • Check with your Academic Advisors and course guide for any pre-requisites that apply
Grades and GPA:

All courses will calculate into student’s WSU cumulative GPA unless noted as a “Non-WSU Course”.

Non-WSU Courses:
  • Will not calculate into student’s cumulative WSU GPA, but will factor into Major and Minor GPA’s.
  • Courses and grades will appear on MyWSU and WSU transcript.
  • These have a non WSU transcript provided.   Participants should anticipate transcripts taking two to four months to arrive at WSU.

 
 

Orientations

Faculty-led Orientations

All faculty-led participants are required to attend the orientation sessions listed below prior to departure.  Participants will be notified regarding the date and times for those orientations which are not noted as being online after the program has been officially confirmed.
  • Faculty-Led and Financial Planning: This is an online training that is a required application component that provides additional details on the application process, costs of the program, billing, financial aid, and other relevant information. This training is accessible once an application is started.
  • Global Learning Pre-Departure Orientation: There is an online session that participants will have access to in the final stages of their Global Learning application.  Additionally, there is an in person country specific component.
  • Faculty Directed Orientation: These take place over multiple sessions and will be planned by the program faculty director.
 

Destination

Destination Details

Site Descriptions


980-4Located in southeastern Europe, Greece is often called the birthplace of Western civilization.  In addition to the mainland Greece has thousands of islands dotted throughout the Agegean and Ionian seas.  Home to the Partnenon temple, Acropolis, and thousands of other historical landmarks, this is a top destination for many.
 
  • Language: Greek is primarily spoken.
  • Currency: Euro (Compare to U.S. Dollars)
  • City Size:
    • Athens: ~664,000 (2011 UNdata)
    • Lamia ~47,000
    • Chania ~60,000
  • Weather:  the average temperature in May is 69-77°F.
 
Accommodation Information
Students will stay in hotels arranged by the program throughout the trip. Generally they are double occupancy and include linens and other items like most meals.
Wi-Fi access will depend on the location.

Please see CCB Faculty Directors for more information.



Passport & Visa Details

Passport
It is each participant’s responsibility to acquire a valid passport to travel internationally.
 
United States citizens can use the links below for information on how and where to apply for a United States passport:
Visas
Unless otherwise noted below, it is the responsibility of the participant to determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program based on their nationality, and to apply for any such visas.  Some visas may require a fee or that applicants travel to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to apply in person.

United States citizens can use the link below to determine if a visa is required for the destination and how to acquire the necessary visa. 
  • United States Department of State
  • Greece does not require an entry visa for U.S. citizens (As of 8.25.15)
    • Please Note: Information presented here may change, regardless of what is stated here YOU are responsible for ensuring you have any required visa and for any visa costs.
Non-United States citizens are required to meet with the Global Services Department for United States entry and exit requirements.  Check visa requirements for your host country/countries based on your country of citizenship.
 

 

Application

How to Apply

Before the Deadline:
  • Please Note: There is no application fee for starting an application.
  1. Click "Apply Now" to begin an application.  You will be in "Application Phase." Complete application materials:
  • Signature Documents
  • Questionnaires
  • Material Submissions (Electronic and/or Physical)
  • Online Trainings
  • In-Person Meetings (if applicable)
Please Note: Items which say “NOT Required by Deadline” can be submitted after the deadline but are due before you depart to go abroad.
  1. Once all materials have been completed, your application will be moved to either the “pending” or “accepted” phase. 
  • “Accepted” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements and you have been accepted to the program, conditional on whether or not you commit by the deadline.
  • “Pending” Phase: your application has met all Global Learning and program specific requirements, and your application is being reviewed before your participation is determined.  After review, if you are accepted your application will move to the “Accepted” phase.
  1. Commit to the program: Once in the “accepted” phase, you will see a box appear asking you to “Commit” or “Decline” your participation on the program. 
  • If you click “Commit”: you have committed to participate in your program and accept all responsibilities associated with commitment.
  • If you click “Decline”: your application will be withdrawn.
After the Deadline:
  1. After you commit and are in "Committed phase", complete:
  • Required orientations (see “Orientation” tab for more information)
  • Remaining or new applications items (questionnaires or material items) which were not due before the deadline.
  • Any requested material items specific to your program.
  1. Prepare to Depart!
  • Apply for a visa (if required)
  • Buy airfare (if not included in your program)
  • Start packing!
 

Funding

How to Fund Your Program

Financial Planning: Know Your Budget!
  1. Review the costs and payment due dates of this program carefully
  2. Financial Aid recipients should speak with Student Financial Services
  3. Review your Faculty-Led and Financial Planning (FLFP) training (see orientations tab)
  4. Discuss fees and expenses with any financial contributors (i.e. spouse, parents, guardians)
  5. Know what funds you have to spend before and during the program
  6. Create your budget
  7. Explore additional financing (scholarships, funding sources, etc.)
Explore Scholarships: Community Resources:
Consider asking your home or college community groups and organizations about additional funding resources. Groups may include:
  • Rotary International, Kiwanis, Sorority or Fraternity or Religious Organizations
  • Private Businesses
  • Online Fundraising
 

Contacts

Contact Information

Faculty Director:

kartandtinki1_athensStergios Fotopoulos
Carson College of Business 509-335-1728
fotopo@wsu.edu


Faculty Director:
Jeff Joireman
joireman@wsu.edu



CCB International Study Abroad Advisor:
Courtney A. Jackson
509-335-2180

courtney.a.jackson@wsu.edu

Global Learning Department:
509-335-6204
ip.globallearning@wsu.edu


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year WSU App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2018 06/15/2018

** WSU's application deadline may be different than the application deadline for the study abroad program provider or exchange partner. If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday it will be extended to the next business day.