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Fitness and Sport in Greece


Program Dates

Summer Session I 2015


The College of Education will offer a three-week study abroad program in Greece led by Professor Linda Villarreal.  Course work will focus on physical fitness and the foundations of fitness and sports. Cultural events include Athens sightseeing tour, guided tour of the Acropolis, Olympia, among other activities.

While in Greece, students will have a combination of lectures and field excursions to enhance their understanding of the history of sport, sport philosophy, and the nature of kinesiology, health and wellness. Included in the estimated program cost are all scheduled program activities, housing (student apartments), welcome and farewell dinner, health insurance and transportation pass. 



Detail Program information

Week 1

Tour of the American College of Greece and the local area, welcome dinner, sightseeing tour of Athens, the Acropolis, Partenon and Temple of Athena Nike.

Week 2

Visit to Delphi, guided tour of Olympia

Week 3

Day cruise to Saronic Islands - Hydra, Poros and Aegina and Farewell dinner


Students will reside in student apartments at the American College of Greece.

Program Cost

The estimated program cost excludes roundtrip airfare to Greece, extra meals, and TAMIU tuition/fees. 

Timetable for Applications and Payment

February 15

Application and $200 non-refundable application fee are due 


Program payment deadline

April 17

Mandatory Orientation: Travel, travel documents, Culture, Health and Safety, and generic tips

Application Process

  • Turn in your TAMIU study abroad application and submit the application fee at the Bursars Office
  • Apply for any of the TAMIU study abroad scholarships
  • OSA will provide your program budget to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete and turn in your Waiver and Liability Packet by May 1, 2015

Study Abroad Scholarships

TAMIU offers two scholarships for study abroad.  Qualified TAMIU students may complete their application and supporting documents and submit them to OSA together with their study abroad application.  You will be notified via email of your award and the award disbursement date.

Course Information

All students are required to enroll in:
KINE 2300: Physical Fitness

Program Requirements

Students must have been approved by Professor Linda Villarreal for acceptance into the program.


Withdrawal from a study abroad program must be made in writing to OSA.  The application fee of $200 is non-refundable, unless TAMIU cancels the program.  TAMIU will refund recoverable tuition and costs as determined by OSA.  Refunds will be calculated from the date OSA is notified in writing of your intent to withdraw.  TAMIU is not responsible for indirect costs paid directly by students, including but not limited to passport fees, vaccinations, and transportation costs.

*TAMIU reserves the right to make changes to this itinerary as deemed appropriate by the program leader due to unforeseen circumstances.  However, every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary as closely as possible.

**TAMIU reserves the right to adjust program fees or cancel any program without prior notification; however, every effort will be made to provide information on cancellations in a timely manner.  In the event of cancellation, TAMIU will refund application fees and recoverable program fees.