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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Crete, Greece; Santorini, Greece
  • Program Terms: Maymester/Early Summ
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Education Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hotels, Shared - On Site
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (Undergrad) Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate
Education Abroad Programs by College: Coles College of Business Departments: Marketing and Professional Sales
Payable Account Code: 8EE2
Program Description:

Greece, Crete, Santorini: A Look at Business and History

There is now a waitlist for this program. If you have any questions please contact Katie Emslie at 

**Please keep in mind that acceptance to this program is first-come, first-serve**

**Note: For your application to be considered, students must submit the following by February 1st, 2019:
- $300 Non-Refundable Deposit
- Completed Medical Clearance Form*

*See medical clearance form header below for details
- Coles College of Business Course Approval*
*Only applicable to students in Coles College or students wishing to take a business course


The primary mode of communication from the KSU Education Abroad Office and all other KSU offices
pertaining to your education abroad program will be to your email account. As a
KSU student, you are required to check this regularly.

Program Description

This education abroad program provides a unique business learning opportunity; Greece and its island commerce; set against the backdrop of the world’s most important founding culture. In addition to the rich culture and history in this European country, students will visit and directly interact with education and industry leaders as they explore international aspects of sales and promotional strategy. With Greece in the forefront of world business and economic news, interacting with business people actually involved in the economic challenges facing Greece and the European Union will be enlightening and educational. This snapshot of business and culture will equip the students with fundamental knowledge necessary to succeed in the global marketplace and to understand sales and promotional strategies in Greece. Combine this with the inherent beauty and history of Greece and its islands and students will realize an experience sure to impact their personal and business perspectives for years to come. Active work on class report during the program will enhance the learning process.

Program Dates (subject to change)

May 10th - May 23rd, 2019

Medical Clearance Form Information
A completed medical clearance form is required by February 1st, 2019 for acceptance onto this program. In order to
complete the medical clearance form please follow these steps:
1. Print and fill out the medical clearance form provided in your application or here: Education Abroad Medical Clearance Form Final.pdf
2. Print out the physical assessment form here: 11_Greece, A Look at Business & History_Physical Assessment.pdf
3. Print out this brochure page (or at least the part with the program description)
4. Take the medical clearance form, physical assessment, and program description to a licensed medical provider
5. Once the entire medical clearance form is filled out, please return to the Education Abroad Office via mail, fax (470-578-9171), or

Pre-Trip Orientations and Classes*
Class Schedule.docx
Please see the above doc for the most up-to-date class schedule and itinerary for pre-departure and post-trip meetings.  These meetings are MANDATORY.


3_Greece, A Look at Business & History_Itinerary.xlsx

**Note: Itinerary subject to change**




Program Cost (subject to change)

$3,995 - Cost includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, some meals, tours, admissions and insurance.

***Tuition is paid separately***
***All KSU students if eligible, will receive a Global Learning Scholarship for this program. 
For more information, please visit visit***


A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will be subtracted from your total fee.

Payments are broken down into two installments:

March 1st – $1,847.50
March 15th - $1,847.50

If eligible, the Global Learning Scholarship award amount will be applied to your second installment.

For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our website.

Global Learning Scholarship
***All KSU students are eligible to apply for the KSU Global Learning Scholarship***

In order to receive scholarship, students MUST submit the Financial Aid Acknowledgment Form to the Office of
Financial Aid (located in Kennesaw Hall; AND complete the Global Learning Scholarship online
application by the deadline.  Keep in mind this program DOES NOT have service embedded and therefore requires students to do 5 hours of community service prior to applying for the scholarship.


  • Summer 2019 program (including Maymester): apply between January 15th - March 15th
  • Access the form between these dates here:
  • The Global Learning Scholarship may be deducted from the 2nd payment installment

***Please see for more scholarship opportunities***



Students will have hotel accommodations.




Safety & Security

During pre-departure orientations, students will receive information on health considerations, travel safety, money matters abroad, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural immersion and sensibility, student responsibilities and course requirements. 

The cities and areas being visited in Greece and Crete are developed and populated with modern hospitals and medical facilities.


The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Greece, please visit:

The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries:

Faculty advice for traveling to Greece: 54553523_new_safety_and_medical_handout_2.pdf



Students must take both courses:

MKTG 4490 – International Wine Sales (3 credits)

This course examines the diverse influences of culture, society, and business processes on sales behavior in an international context. Implications for sales activities including strategies, tactics, prospecting and planning sales calls are also discussed on a global level.  This education abroad class provides a unique business learning opportunity; Greece and its island commerce; set against the backdrop of the world’s most important founding culture.  In addition to the rich culture and history in this European country, students will visit and directly interact with industry leaders as they explore international aspects of consumer behavior and promotional strategy.  With Greece in the forefront of world business news, interacting with business people actually involved in the economic challenges facing Greece and the European Union will be enlightening and educational.  Students will visit with leaders in retail, heavy industry, cosmetics, commerce, viticulture and oenology.  This snapshot of business and culture will equip the students with fundamental knowledge necessary to succeed in the global marketplace and be reflected in their comparative paper and journal.


BUSA 3500 – Culture and International Business (3 credits)

This course explores the cultural challenges of doing business in another country.  It will focus on how to communicate, manage, and lead individuals, conduct operations, and market products in countries with different languages, characteristics, customs, values and attitudes.  Because this course is offered as part of a Coles College education abroad program, special emphasis will also be placed on the culture of Greece.


Application Deadline

Applications including the deposit, medical clearance form, and Coles College Course Approval form are due FEBRUARY 1, 2019.

A $300 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application.

Important notes:

  • You will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid the deposit and turned in your medical clearance form. Failure to do so by the deadline will result in not being accepted onto the program
  • If you are an undergraduate KSU student, you must complete the Coles College of Business Study Abroad Approval Request Form before your application will be reviewed!
  • All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program. Students with a 2.0 or higher can appeal their GPA to the Education Abroad GPA Appeal Committee:



Faculty Contacts

Professor Michael Serkedakis – Marketing & Professional Sales - 470-578-2380

Dr. Laura Robinson – Marketing & Professional Sales - 470-578-2649


Faculty Backgrounds

Michael Serkedakis has lived in Greece for 6 years, visited Greece on more than a dozen trips involving more than 200 days in Greece and has a working knowledge of the Greece language. His personal and business interests have required travel to Europe on many occasions. He has family and academic friends in Greece who will be helpful in developing business and cultural events during the trip. Dr. Apostolos Gotsias, friend, Professor of Economics and Greek Energy Commissioner will be an in-country guide and educator.
Laura Robinson is an experienced traveler, professor and leader. Her love of travel started early. From the age of 17, she has traveled abroad with small groups and alone. During the two years between undergraduate and graduate school, Laura traveled alone to live and work in Holland, Belgium, and West Berlin. She took time between work periods to spend months exploring France and Great Britain, again, on her own. In later years, she has added to the list of European nations visited. On two different occasions, she planned and led small group tours of Northern Europe. As an Air Force Officer, Laura lived in Puerto Rico and continues to travel abroad - most recently Canada and Ireland.

**To make an appointment to speak with the Education Abroad Program Coordinator for this program, please
email Katie Emslie at**




All application deposits are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program

Refunds for application deposits will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee, which is separate from tuition, is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable, except in the case of students who have legitimate, documented medical, (emergency) family or military reasons for withdrawing from a program after paying the program fee.  In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


Program fees do not include tuition.  Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.

This program is currently not accepting applications.