Odyssey in Athens
Study in the birthplace of Western Civilization
Why Greece? You may ask... and Why Athens? Greece is the birthplace of so many modern ideas and Athens is the center of where it all happened. Webster-Athens is in an excellent location for formal study - at the foothills of the Acropolis. Just walking around the streets near the university, you can take in so much of this ancient, yet modern, city.
With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. The museums at the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki collections are within minutes of the Athens Campus facilities. Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theater, as well as international trade shows, conferences and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Greece (the Hellenic Republic) is a parliamentary republic. Athens has a population of about 3.2 million or about 30 percent of the country's population of about 10.8 million inhabitants. Greek is the official language and the official religion is Greek Orthodox.
Note: If your home university is an Odyssey in Athens partner, you must apply directly to Webster-Athens; see below. Webster students as well as those from Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) affiliates apply normally through the Office of Study Abroad in St. Louis, Mo.
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