Quick Info

  • Multi-city, Greece
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Sociology
  • : June 5, 2018 - June 30, 2018
  • : $5,399 - In-State / $5,599 - Out-of-State
  • : January 28, 2018
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


You will take the following two sociology courses on this program:

Need to fulfill a general education requirement?  We've got courses for that!  Take a look below:

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences:  

This program satisfies the 3 foreign culture requirements. 

SOC 0333 Ideologies and Social Change also fulfills Social Science (SS), Historical Change (HS), Foreign Culture/International – Regional (REG)

SOC 1437 Community and Tourism Analysis fulfills Social Science (SS), Foreign Culture/International – Regional (REG)

 This course will present the major ideologies that have moved the masses in modern Greece. You will learn how ideologies and interpretations of public issues in our social world both unify and mobilize people into social movements to seek and demand change. Coursework will be enhanced by multiple opportunities to interact with the major components in social movements in post-World War II Greece--people who are so publicly engaged in changing their worlds and taking risks in doing so.

 This course aims to build a critical understanding of the processes involved in what is arguably the world's largest economic activity: tourism. Through coursework and presentations from numerous guest lecturers, you will obtain the knowledge and tools necessary to understand the emergence of tourism, its dissemination, and the social, economic, political, and ecological implications of the undertaking..

Coursework may count towards UCIS European Studies certificate. 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Mike Epitropoulos is the faculty director for the Pitt in Greece program. His interests are grounded first and foremost in teaching Sociology because he sincerely believes in the liberating power of the discipline. In that spirit, he has expressed his training and expertise in the Sociology of Development, State Theory, and Social Movements both inside and outside of the classroom. He has done so in the spirit of Public Sociology, which seeks to engage people from all spheres of society in a multiplicity of ways. He has spent most of his academic career engaging students in the classroom: over 160 courses, in both public and private universities, in the US and Europe, in two languages. He has published books on American Culture and Tourism Development. His current research project focuses on Sustainable Development in small-island, rural communities.


Due to the traveling aspect of the program, you will be housed in double or triple hotel rooms at each location. A full itinerary of hotels will be given to you at orientation.

Pricing And Dates


In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$5,399 $5,599
Arrive in Athens Depart Athens
June 6, 2018 June 30, 2018

Keep in mind that dates may change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

* All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 10, time TBD. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your Pitt in Greece fee, the follow are included in the program:

  • Tuition for six credits
  • Accommodation for the duration of the program
  • International travel health insurance
  • Excursions to local areas of interest
  • Local transportation between cities
  • Airport transfers

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Pitt Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300
  • Roundtrip international airfare (~$1200 to Athens)
  • Meals and personal expenses (~$1200)
  • Books (~$100)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

This program is highly mobile.  You should expect to spend a significant amount of time on a chartered bus traveling between destinations.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Oksana Stalczynski

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Privet! I'm Oksana Stalczynski and I'm a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, was an exchange student and Russian Language Scholar at Reed College in Portland, OR and did a summer language program in Dresden, Germany. A study abroad experience broadens your horizon, grows your circle of friends and improves your career opportunities. That’s why I think everyone should do one!

Feel free to contact me to find out more about study abroad programs at Pitt, and/or to learn/practice some Russian.  Get in touch with me at Oksana.stalczynski@pitt.edu or 412-383-3237!