International Program Development for Universities
Study Abroad With Paideia
The Paideia Institute works together with universities to develop study abroad programs in Classics and related disciplines in Italy, Greece, and elsewhere in Western Europe. Paideia specializes in facilitating faculty-led programs of one to three weeks over spring break or during January or May term. As in all its programs, Paideia works with faculty to develop an itinerary that integrates literature and history with material culture while providing logistical support and guidance that allows faculty to concentrate on teaching.
"I highly recommend Paideia for organizing tours. They worked closely with us to make sure the tour met our course goals. Our TA enriched our students' experience of each site and provided excellent logistical support. Any problem or last-minute change was handled quickly and competently. I cannot say enough about how positive my experience was with Paideia!"
Danielle La Londe
"Because they are not only guides, but also scholars, we benefitted from their nuanced presentations at sites and contributions during classes and their thoughtful responses to student questions and participation in discussion."
"It is difficult to express briefly the excellence of the Paideia Institute. After our three week trip throughout Greece, I would choose Paideia for any academic study abroad trip/program on offer. There is no more committed group of scholars, and no group in the field more enthusiastic about study in the mediterranean world. Attention to detail was beyond expectation: everything from trip coordination, hotels, logistics (even surprise dinning arrangements) were tailored precisely to — and often beyond — our requests, and a willingness to be flexible kept everything moving and interesting each and every day. When we conceived of our study abroad in Greece, we asked for a full, if not intense, itinerary. We thought maybe it was too tall an order, but Paideia achieved our vision and more. Knowledge of local traditions and a real love of Greece insured we were always welcomed everywhere we visited (from busy Athens to remote villages). We studied everything from ancient Greek art, architecture, and history to Byzantine chants, learning along the way some modern Greek phrases as well as traditional dance, and we even practiced selecting fresh fish in local tavernas. And all of this at a cost that our students could afford. Paideia clearly has a genuine care about the field of Classical and Humanistic studies: their teaching assistants have a genius for bringing the Classics alive and connecting with students and faculty alike. Every day was excellent, and this was the result of their hard work, before and each day during the trip. This made for a most memorable experience: We now have a part of Greece in us — all 31 of us. The trip was κτῆμά τε ἐς αἰεὶ (a thing to have always)."
California State University, Fresno