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Hippocrates, Holism and Healing: Greek Foundations of Multicultural Counseling

Hippocrates, Holism and Healing: Greek Foundations of Multicultural Counseling

Explore Greek culture from the perspectives of holistic healing practices and Greek medicine.  Who was Hippocrates?  Why are his ideas and practices important to all aspects of modern medicine?  Deepen your understanding of counseling’s origins and the connection between mental and physical health.  


Overview

Location(s)  Athens and Kos, Greece
Term   Summer 2023
Credit   CN 679, 1-3 sh   
Class Sessions

Mixture of In-person sessions (WIU-QC campus, dates/times/room TBA) and on-line sessions

Travel Dates June 30-July 9, 2023
Housing   Hotels
Passport Required
ETIAS travel permit (for US citizens)
Required
Visa (for US citizens) Not required

Eligibility

Permission(s) required Graduate advisor and Department Chair
Student Conduct
Good status
Grad credit Yes 
Non-WIU   Yes
Pre-requisite None 
Student Year Graduate only
Entry Requirements

Passport required - Must be valid until at least January 15, 2024. For information on how to apply for or renew a passport, see Passports 101 .
Current passport processing times are 8-11 weeks.  Plan accordingly to avoid issues obtaining your ETIAS, visa, airine tickets, and other necessary items for travel.  Failure to receive your passport in time can lead to postponement of your program.

European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) travel permit required for US citizens.  Starting May 2023, all citizens allowed to enter Europe without a visa are required to have an ETIAS travel permit.  More information, including a link to apply, can be found on the ETIAS website .  ETIAS cost not included in program cost.

Visa required if not a US citizen. It is your responsibility to check the Greek Consulate General in Chicago website for more information.  Visa cost not included in program cost. 

 
Health Insurance

You must have international health insurance for the time you are on your program.  Only two options are approved to meet this requirement:

 
Health Precautions

COVID-19 - You are REQUIRED to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to particiapte in this program.  Proof of vaccination required prior to acceptance of your deposit.

Walking/mobility/travel - Expect to walk 5-8 miles per day.  It is not consecutive but scheduled throughout the day, sometimes over uneven terrain and up/down flights of stairs.  You will also be responsible for moving your own luggage.

Environmental - Excursions and site visits are often conducted outside.  High temperatures during June/July range from 70-90+ degrees.  Humidity levels are normally comfortable, less pronounced that in the midwest during the same time.  There is an average of 12 hours of sun per day, often intense.  Sun protection is highly recommended. 

Dietary - Some meals are included in the program cost. Contact Kim McDaniel  if you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

Vaccinations - No vaccinations are required for entry into Greece.  Up to date vaccination recommendations are available on the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

Accessibility - Accessibility and accommodation are very different than that found in the United States.  Please contact the Disability Resource Center for questions on the availability of accommodations for your specific situation.

PLEASE NOTE   It is your responsibility to request accommodation from the DRC; faculty and staff are not legally permitted to inquire about such needs.  Requests should be made as early as possible so there's sufficient time to arrange accommodations in your location.

Costs & Dates

Estimated Cost* $4,400-$4,800  
Included in the program Round trip airfare, in-country transportation, lodging (double occupancy), entry fees to scheduled sites, some meals
Application Deadline January 31, 2023
Payments  
Commitment fee
$75 due February 28, 2023
Non-refundable deposit $1,500 due March 1, 2023
Second payment $2,000 due March 31, 2023
Final payment* Balance due May 1, 2023

* Cost subject to change based on student enrollment, exchange rate fluctuations and flight costs

WIU reserves the right to adjust the cost or arrangements of this program due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond the University's control.  For details about this or individual withdrawals, see Cancellations and Withdrawals .

Important Dates

Passport copy deadline: March 31, 2023  Failure to meet this deadline will result in removal from the group flight and increased costs. 

ETIAS copy deadline: May 1, 2023

Pre-departure meeting: TBA during Spring 2023

Academics

Credit offered

CN 679 - Can count towards completion of a MSEd in Counseling

Please check with your academic advisor for more information on how this Course fits your specific academic needs.

 
Objectives/activities
  • Understand ancient Greek holistic healing approaches and Greek medicine 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of global interconnectedness and existing parallels between Greek and American counseling approaches 
 

Class sessions

Active class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course.  Students are responsible for completing pre-departure assignments including readings and discussion participation, attendance and active participation during on-site visits, guest lectures and activities, and post-return assignments.  Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Leslie O'Ryan

Academics

Credit offered

HIST 379 - Counts as an upper-division elective for HIST majors/minors; can be used as a substitute for HIST 333 Britain to 1688 for HIST Pre-Law option majors

HIST 679 - Counts towards completion of a MA in History

POLS 379 - Counts as an upper-division elective or the political theory requirement for POLS majors/minors

POLS 679 - Counts towards completion of a MA in Political Science 

Please check with your academic advisor for more information on how this Course fits your specific academic needs.

 
Objectives/activities
  • Identify the major political, historical, social, economic, legal and cultural events that shaped London
  • Examine the lasting impact of these events and ideas on London's people and development while moving around the city
  • Experience the significance of London as cross-cultural modern world capital
 

Class sessions

Active class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course.  Students are responsible for completing pre-departure assignments including readings and discussion participation, attendance and active participation during on-site visits, guest lectures and activities, and post-return assignments.  Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Jennifer McNabb or Dr. Erin Taylor

 


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Contact Us

Kim McDaniel
Study Abroad Advisor

kd-mcdaniel@wiu.edu

Horrabin Room 8

309-298-2504

Advising appointments

Dr. Leslie O'Ryan
Faculty leader

lw-o-ryan@wiu.edu

QC Complex Room 2415

309-762-1876

Dr. Holly Nikels
Faculty leader

hj-nikels@wiu.edu

QC Complex Room 2423

309-762-1876


Information Sessions

September 30, noon

October 14, 5 pm

November 4, 5pm

All information sessions will be held via Zoom.

Registration required: registration form

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