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Semester in the Mediterranean: Greek Heritage

Curriculum and Faculty

The curriculum consists of host institution courses open to local students. Courses are taught by host institution faculty. Students are required to take an introductory Greek language course and are free to choose 3-4 courses on any subject from the courses offered by the University of Nicosia in the semester they are enrolled in.

All applicants should aim to receive course pre-approval from their home institution.

To download a syllabus* and faculty bio for a course in PDF format, please click on a course number. If for any reason a course syllabus file is unavailable online, please contact us to request it.

Required Course

GREK-101: Greek Language and Culture I (3 credit hours)


Students can also take COMM-280: Intercultural Communications. This is a 3-credit, online course offered by the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Students will attend the course online, and the University of Nicosia will issue the transcripts.

Course Schedule

Students choose 3 to 4 additional courses from the catalog of regularly scheduled Spring and Fall semester courses offered at the University of Nicosia.

Please download the course schedule below to view the day and time that each course is offered to ensure that your selected courses do not conflict with each other.


  • The Education (code EDUC), and Social Work (code SOWK) courses are only in Greek, and thus not available to study abroad students
  • Undergraduate students are only eligible for course numbers 100-499
  • Practicum courses are approved on a case-by-case basis only
  • When using the class schedule on the University of Nicosia website, make sure to select 'undergraduate' when filtering for types of courses

University of Nicosia Subjects of Study

Here is a list of subjects of study at the University of Nicosia:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture 
  • Art & Design
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Language & Literature
  • Life & Health Sciences
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sciences & Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports Science

Course Syllabi

Below is a list with the subjects of study at the University of Nicosia, as well as a link with all the course syllabi.

University of Nicosia Course Syllabi

Teaching Methods
  • All courses on the program are University of Nicosia courses taught by University of Nicosia faculty using University of Nicosia syllabi on the University of Nicosia campus. The University of Nicosia issues the transcript for this program.
  • Courses are taught on an intensive schedule and meet for approximately 5 hours per week for the eight weeks that students are in Cyprus for a total of 42 hours of classroom contact hours.
  • Students complement their in-class instruction with 10-15 days of travel and excursions to Greece and Cyprus.
  • While the travel portion is a required part of this program and linked to the curriculum, it is not-for-credit.