Arno River, Florence

Arno River, Florence


The course DEMOCRACY & AESTHETICS focuses on European periods that distinctly resonate with our own American culture.  This summer, we'll focus on ancient Greece and the Hellenic period's rhetoric, philosophy and idealism.  Students will examine how and why the art and artifacts—the material culture—of those periods came into existence and what they meant to the people who produced them.  Not only will this trip engage students with concepts of democracy and aesthetics, it will also be a formative, thrilling experience they can share with colleges in applications, let alone be a touchstone in their lives as citizens of the world.

In the plaka, Athens heading to dinner

In the plaka, Athens heading to dinner



Beach in Greece


This study-abroad adventure can be taken as an elective English course for one semester of credit at Montclair HS.  (The 80-hour English course is aligned to the Common Core Standards and the NJ CCCS, so students from other districts can seek approval from their individual high schools.)  We can make the course outline available as needed. 

After March 4, they'll have password-access to trip specifics, reading materials and other travel resources.  Students taking the class for credit will attend three required pre-trip sessions and two post-trip sessions including a presentation of work.  Dates and details will be available once the trip is at capacity.


We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing.
— Thucydides


GREECE                             $  3450*

11 Days/11 Nights
Max Students:                              12
Min Number:                                 6
Chaperones:                                  2
Registration Fee:               $       150
1st Payment (1/2):         Jan. 4, 2019
Final payment:          March 4, 2019
Single Supplement:          $       700
Age: Rising HS Fr-SR+

*with 10 students, prices rise to 3750 with fewer students


Lodging (shared)
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack)
Train, Bus, Metro, Ferry
Entry fees, Admissions & Tours*
Transfers, Tips and Taxes
Classes and Supplies*
*as listed in itinerary


Flight to/from Athens
Single Supplement (lodging)
Travel Insurance
International Student ID
Personal Expenses & Snacks
Passport fees
Oversize Luggage Fees
To/From home to US airport (Newark, NJ)