Quick Info

  • Multi-city, Greece
  • Maymester, Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Sociology
  • : May 6 - May 31, 2019
  • : $5,499 In-State/ $5,699 Out-of-State
  • : January 20, 2019
  • : 2.75 GPA, 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:

This program satisfies the 3 foreign culture requirements for students in Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences admitted prior to fall 2018.

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

 This course aims to systematically introduce the phenomenon of sports through Sociological “lenses” in such as way that we can see the multitude of ways that sports is, and has been, embedded in our societies throughout human history.  Sports are not new.  The way that sports have evolved is very interesting, as have been the influences on sports from religion, culture and economy.  We will introduce some comparative-historical foundations of sports and the impact that they have had on societies.

You can see the draft course syllabus here: SOC 0465 Draft Syllabus

 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.

You can see the course draft syllabus here: SOC 1437 Draft Syllabus

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

Summer 2019

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$5,499 $5,699
Arrive in Athens Depart Athens
May 6, 2019 May 31, 2019

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 1, 2019. 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

Nazir Noori

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Salam! I’m Nazir and I am a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised abroad and went to school in Afghanistan, Iran, and the U.S. I also took classes in India and United Arab Emirates. I worked for the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and German Foreign Office for over ten years before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014. At the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, I assisted Afghan students to study in the U.S., and now I am glad I have the opportunity to help American students study abroad. Stop by the office during my walk-in hours (Mon, Wed, and Fri, 2-4pm) or get in touch with me at nazir.noori@pitt.edu or 412-383-4827 to discuss the study abroad options.