Thessaloniki, Greece

European and Mediterranean Interconnections

when 8 June 2020 - 1 July 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 3 EC

The teaching faculty from McGill comes from a variety of disciplines. The course is divided into two 2-week modules.

Lectures in Thessaloniki and a 4-day field trip.

• (W1) A Day in the City: The Different Historical Layers of Salonica - Byzantine, Ottoman, Jewish, “Refugee”, Contemporary Salonica.

Daily afternoon thematic tours of the city.

• (W2) The Grand Tour: The Discovery of Ancient Greece (from Agamemnon to Alexander) and the Western Imaginary.

• (W3 & 4) The EU and New Challenges in its Borders (SE Europe, Middle East, Mediterranean).


As part of their coursework, students will have the opportunity to visit the inner city or regional historical/archaeological locations. Overall, the course includes three 1-day educational excursions and one 7-day archaeological field trip.7

Target group

Undergraduate students with an interest in the history, art history, archaeology of the Classical and Hellenistic Greek, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, as well as to those with a focus on the geopolitics of the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Fee info

EUR 0: The cost of the McGill Summer Studies in Greece includes the following two components:

A. McGill Tuition and Fees. Regular tuition and ancillary fee charges associated with the number of credits, your specific program, and fee residency. The tuition rate depends on your status of registration.
McGill students will be charged according to credits, program, and fee residency.
Non-McGill students who are registered as Inter-University Transfer students will be charged tuition and fees at their home university [Quebec IUT ]
Non-McGill students who are registered as special or visiting students: and
a. Who have Quebec fee residency will be charged the Quebec rate of tuition and fees
 [How to prove Quebec fee residency:]

b. Who do not have Quebec fee residency will be charged the self-funded rate of tuition.
B. MSSG Fee - approx. $3,095/per student. The fee covers accommodation in a 4-Star Hotel , most meals (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners, and a meal at a local tavern/per week), onsite visits, and travel within Greece when associated with onsite visits.
Students are responsible for their own airfare and any other miscellaneous costs while in Greece.