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Modern Greek and International Management
Modern Greek and International Management

Travel to the sites and shores of ancient Greece to discover a modern European nation in transition!

Through the generosity of St. John’s alumnus Nikos Mouyiaris (’68), the Department of Language and Literatures in St. John’s College and the Department of Management in the Tobin College of Business are pleased to offer this cross-disciplinary program in Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies, with a focus on Greek language, culture and international management.  Program participants from each college will have the unique opportunity to spend the spring semester of 2017 preparing their subject on campus, with faculty and students of each class completing their coursework with a one-week global experience in Athens, Greece and the surrounding areas.  Site visits on this historic and cultural academic program will include meetings with the Presidency of the Hellenic Republic, the Ministry of Finance and the Fulbright Foundation of Greece, as well as visits to the offices of the European Union, the Acropolis, and the archaeological sites of Delphi, with a day on the Greek island of Hydra for both culture and relaxation.  Discover some of the most important sites in Greece and better understand the business and political connections within Greece and Europe.

Space is limited to 30 students.  To be eligible, students must have a current GPA of 3.0 or above, and will be required to submit an application essay.  

Program Dates: Each course listed below for this program is a Spring 2018 semester-long courses, with travel to Greece from May 21 to May 29, 2018

Program Itinerary: Explore the program! And don't forget to check out photos from the 2017 program.

Faculty Directors:

  • Athanasia Biska - email

  • John Angelidis, Ph.D. - email

Professor Biska teaches Modern Greek Language and Culture at Adelphi University (since 2009) and at St. John’s University (since 2015). Her academic credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Athens and a Master’s Degree in Communications Policy from City University of London with significant research credits in Doctoral Course Work and Publications. She is a ghostwriter and a strategic communications consultant to nonprofit foundations and companies.  Prof. Biska began her media career in Athens in 1987 as a reporter and managing editor for numerous professional publications and worked as radio producer in London (BBC) as the head of the News department and producer, as well as host of programming in Athens and New York (Antenna TV). In both her academic and media-related engagements, she has developed exceptional communication skills on an international level and in multicultural contexts.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • GRM 2030: Modern Greek Level III - syllabus.  This is a Queens course during the spring 2018 semester.

  • MGT 4338: International Management and Operations.  This is an online course during the spring 2018 semester.

Program Fee: Selected participants will only be responsible for a $500 program fee, as the donation will cover round-trip airfare and the remainder of all program fees. Tuition is included for all full-time undergraduate students registered for 12-18 credits in the spring semester.    

Program Status: This program has been confirmed to run for Spring 2018.