Penn State's Study Abroad Program in Athens, Greece has been called the
"flagship program" among the university's study-abroad
opportunities. Operating since 1989, the Athens Program has sent
over 300 students from Penn State and other Big Ten schools to live and
learn in Athens and throughout Greece. Applications for the Spring
2012 program are now being accepted by Penn State's Office of Global
Programs. You can learn more about the program by viewing the 2012
Athens Program website at
The Faculty Director of the 2012 program will be Dr. Christopher
Johnstone, of the Communication Arts and Sciences department. Dr.
Johnstone previously directed the Athens Program in 1991, 1997, 2002, and
You can go directly to the Education Abroad program brochure and application
form for Athens (called EA: Athens Centre) on the web at the following
You might also be interested in "Going Greek" -- the blog from Athens
now being posted on the Education Abroad Geoblog page by 2010 student,
Maura Denny: http://www.personal.psu.edu/mbd5049/blogs/going_greek/
Previous participants in the Athens Program concur that this is a once-in-a-lifetime
experience. Find out if it would be right for you.
Christopher L. Johnstone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Basic Course Director
Department of Communication Arts and Sciences
234 Sparks Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802