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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. 

 

Quick Info

  • Academic Term: May Term
  • Program Dates: May 3 - June 2, 2023
  • 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

 

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Applications for Summer 2023 will be open Oct 1-15

Program Information

About the Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

ELIGIBILITY

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. 

CBHP students: Please note that you cannot obtain honors credit for this program. Explore Entrepreneurship in Barcelona May Term Program, Marketing in Berlin May Term ProgramCBHP Management in Copenhagen, and Business Law in Edinburgh for Honors credit.

COVID-19 VACCINATION

UT Austin does not require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in study abroad programs.

However, our international partners and/or the country (ies) you are entering may have their own policies and laws surrounding vaccination to which you could be required to adhere. BBA International Programs strongly recommends that students who wish to participate in a study abroad program get vaccinated. 

SCHEDULE

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.

 

ACADEMICS

FIN 357 - Business Finance - Taught by UT faculty

FACULTY

Heidi Toprac

 

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Questions about this program? Contact Aleksandra Wingate.

Fees and Tuition

FEES AND TUITION

2022 Program Fee: $3,800*

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  • *2023 program fee will be posted when it becomes available
  • 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.

BUDGET

For more information on total estimated cost, including flights, meals, etc., view the Athens study abroad budget.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?

  • Accommodations
  • 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 addtional UT tuition for their May Term course
  • Texas Global Fee ($75)
  • Overseas insurance
  • Textbooks
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
  • Flight

Excursions

EXCURSIONS

COMPANY VISITS

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

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

HOUSING

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.

Earliest check-in to dorms: May 3, 2023

Latest check-out from dorms: June 2, 2023

TRANSPORTATION

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 

PASSPORT

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.

Due to COVID-19, 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.