Finance in Athens – May Term
Athens, the modern Greek capital, was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire.
The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Temple of Zeus. Continuously inhabited for approximately 5,000 years, Athens contains a wealth of history. Many of the philosophical and political structures that persist in Western society today originated here.
Participants will be introduced to foundational concepts of finance in FIN 357 and will learn how those concepts apply to the modern Greek financial system.
The program is hosted by The Athens Centre, an educational organization founded over half a century ago, to sponsor academic and cultural activities in Greece. They are affiliated with over 20 American colleges and universities, offering diverse programs to suit the unique needs of each school. While providing support to U.S. institutions, The Athens Centre strives to highlight Greece's rich heritage by organizing a series of cultural activities throughout Athens to complement the student experience.
- Academic Term: May Term
- Program Dates: May 8 - June 6, 2024
- Credits: 3 UT credits
- Eligibility: BBA students w/ min. 2.8 GPA
- Prerequisites: credit/reg. for ACC 312, BA 324, and STA 371G or STA 235 & DS 235
- Program Code: 350157
*Applications for Summer 2024 are closed
About the Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program is open to BBA students with a minimum 2.80 GPA.
Pre-requisites: Credit or registration for Accounting 312; and Business Administration 324; and Statistics 371G, or Statistics 235 and Decision Science 235.
Canfield Business Honors Program: All Faculty-Led Programs are open to current CBHP students and Faculty-Led Program courses may count for Honors credit. These will count toward the student's maximum limit of 2 non-Honors courses. Contact your CBHP advisor for more information.
Enrolling in a May Term or Summer Term Faculty-Led Program will not negatively impact a student's CBHP application.
Classes usually take place Monday-Friday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.
FIN 357 - Business Finance - Taught by UT faculty
Heidi Toprac and Sarah Lundqvist
Questions about this program? Contact Aleksandra Wingate.
Fees and Tuition
FEES AND TUITION
2024 Program Fee: $4,000
- Program fees are subject to change
- For information on scholarships and financial aid, please visit our funding page. Please note that the only opportunity to apply for a May Term Program scholarship through BBA International Programs is at the time of program application.
For more information on total estimated cost, including flights, meals, etc., view the Athens study abroad budget.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
- Weekly cultural excursions
- Welcome and farewell receptions
- Visits to local companies
- 24/7 assistance from on-site staff familiar with language/culture
- Pre-departure sessions
- Re-entry guidance for recruiting
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
- UT Tuition - students enrolled in at least 12 hours during the spring semester will not pay any additional UT tuition for their May Term course
- Texas Global Fee ($75)
- Overseas insurance
- Local transportation
- Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
- Passport or visa costs (if needed)
Company visits are an important component of the program. They are designed to provide students with a first-hand look at important local industries and business practices. Company visits will vary on a yearly basis.
Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local environment. Weekly outings, including admission fees, are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation at each event is mandatory.
Excursions will vary on a yearly basis. Past excursions include:
- Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
- National Archaeological Museum
- Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion and beach visit
- Delphi Site and Museum
Housing and Transportation
HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION
Participants will live in furnished studio apartments with kitchenettes, bathroom, and balcony, located a 5-minute walk from The Athens Centre. The studios will be double or triple occupancy, and students will be able to request a roommate.
Participants will book their flights to and from Athens on their own and will arrange their own transportation from the airport to the dorm.
Visa and Passport Information
VISA AND PASSPORT INFORMATION
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the study abroad trip. Texas Global Passport Services can process passport applications.
U.S. passports are taking an exceptionally long time to be processed. If you are even considering a study abroad program and you do not have a passport (or your passport will expire within 6 months of the end of your program), you should apply for one now.
U.S. CITIZENS TRAVELING TO ATHENS
U.S. citizens traveling to Athens will not require a visa to study in Greece.
OTHER NATIONALITIES TRAVELING TO ATHENS
Depending on nationality, non-US citizens may or may not require a visa. Please visit the Greece Foreign Ministry website to view requirements for each nationality.
It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa, if necessary. At the student’s request, we will provide additional program-related documentation to support their visa application, such as an official letter, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage. Students are also encouraged to request formal documentation of student enrollment status from the UT Registrar's Office and are required to notify Texas Global of their travel plans.