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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Chania, Greece; Heraklion, Greece; Nafplion, Greece; Olympia, Greece
  • Program Terms: January
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
Chiseling GodPrerequisites
One 100-level theology or religion course is preferred. 

Required Readings
The Ancient Greeks: An Introduction by Stephanie Lynn Budin (Oxford, 2009)

Excerpts from:
•The Portable Greek Reader, W. H. Auden, editor (Penguin)
•The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives (Penguin, 1960)
•Euripides V: Electra, The Phoenician Women, The Bacchae (University of Chicago Press, 1969)
•1 Corinthians (Find a Bible, or read online: 

Adventurousness and flexibility (10%)
Presentation/Report from Independent Museum Exploration (25%)
Group Presentation of Scholarly Article (20%)
Participation (20%)
Final Project (25%)

Faculty Directors
Micah Kiel, St. Ambrose University, (563) 333.6121, email:
Nathaniel Nelson, University of St. Thomas, (651) 962.4671, email:

Description of Faculty Directors
Micah Kiel Dr. Kiel is an Associate Professor and Chairperson in Theology at St. Ambrose University. He teaches both lower- and upper-level classes; and his research and specialties include ecological hermeneutics, The Bible and modern culture, intertestamental Judaism, New Testament Theology, and the Gospel of Mark.  He recently published a book on the book of Revelation and Ecology. Dr. Kiel has extensive knowledge with the ancient Greek language and has previous experience leading study-abroad courses to Greece (2012, 2016) as well as experience as a student in Athens, Istanbul and Rome.
Nathaniel Nelson Dr. Nelson is an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He has practiced as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Twin Cities since 2006, and has been a full-time member of the UST faculty since 2011. Dr. Nelson studied in Greece in 1996 and assisted Dr. Kiel in an initial UMAIE J-term course in Greece in 2012 and 2016. He has varied research interests, including the psychology of religion, and neuropsychological aspects of spirituality and mental health.

Application Procedures & Deadline
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· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2018.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact: Prof Micah Kiel
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.