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Faculty-Led: ATHENS, CRETE, SANTORINI: Sustainability Programs in Greece from a Sales and Marketing Perspective
Athens, Greece; Chania, Greece; Kamari, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer Intersession
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Restrictions: KSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Intersession 2020 01/31/2020 ** 05/13/2020 05/26/2020

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:
ATHENS, CRETE, SANTORINI:  Sustainability Programs in Greece from a Sales and Marketing Perspective
In addition to completing this application, you must also schedule an interview with Professor Daniels in order to be considered for this program. You can email her at to schedule an appointment.

Professor Name: Ellen Daniels 
Total estimated cost:  $2750 plus airfare, some meals and tuition (for tuition information, please visit
Greek Acropolis in Athens
Estimated airfare:  $800-1400 (depends upon airlines) 
Estimated Personal Costs: tuition: $1,395 for 3 credit hours in-state, extra meals approximately $300, (breakfasts are included, two lunches and five group dinners), nightlife can be expensive so plan accordingly, souvenirs averaged $100-200 per student
Eligibility: Pre-req: MKTG 25010 and sophomore standing plus interview with faculty

Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program Dates:  May 11-26, 2020 (includes 2 in-class days before departure)
Application/$500 deposit deadline:  January 31, 2020

Minimum number of students:  12 students
Maximum number of students:  18 students


Course Name:  International Experience in Marketing, MKTG 45187
Location:  BSA Room 324 for classwork, Athens, Chania and Santorini (Greece)
KSU Sponsoring College:  College of Business Administration
Course Description:  This course examines sustainability programs employed by U.S. companies and compares them to similar programs in Greece.  Implications for sales and marketing activities include examining promotional materials, sustainability programs related to product production and distribution as well as development, and discovering corporate long-term goals and objectives.
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When:  Depart for Athens, Greece on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Return from Athens, Greece on Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Plans include visits to Coca Cola Hellenic, Greek wineries Paterianaki and Boutari, the world’s oldest olive tree in Vouves and olive oil manufacturing plant in Chania, a sustainable cheese facility, Santorini hotels as well as visits to the Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Knossos (Crete) and the beautiful island of Santorini which has the 4,000 year old city of Akrotiri, reputed to be the famed city of Atlantis.  A tour of Santorini is also planned—a highlight of the 2018 and 2019 trips.


Requirements:  Open to marketing majors and minors, or any student who has completed MKTG 25010 prerequisite and holds at least sophomore status
Maximum:  18 students


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Accommodations: Double occupancy in well appointed hotels:  Sofitel at Athens airport is a 4 star hotel within walking distance of the airport.  We will stay here on the last night to make getting to flights simple. Hotel Central in Athens is steps away from the historic Plaka, Hotel Kydon in Chania, Crete is double occupancy with mountain views and Hotel Astoria on the bay offers water views, and Santorini’s Hotel Rivari is near the famed black beach.  Students will have roommates.  All of these hotels have websites and Wi-Fi.  The Santorini hotel does not have in-room safes, but valuables can be stored at the front desk.

Meals: A full breakfast buffet is provided at all hotels, some lunches are provided and there are five group dinners in Athens, Crete and Santorini included.  Markets abound where students can purchase fresh fruit, cheeses and bread for lunches and even dinners inexpensively.

You can learn more about your destination, including travel advisories, through the US Department of State website:

And through the KSU Library Databases resources here:

Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your medical provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.

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Estimated Program fee:  $2750 
Estimated airfare:  $800-1400 (depends upon airlines) 
Estimated Personal Costs: tuition: $1,395 for 3 credit hours in-state; $2,505 for 3 credit hours out-of-state (for current tuition information, please visit, extra meals approximately $300, (breakfasts are included, two lunches and five group dinners), nightlife can be expensive so plan accordingly, souvenirs averaged $100-200 per student

Payment Instructions: Please submit all deposits and payments through the CoBA Cashnet site (excluding the $60 application fee). Please see payment deadlines below.

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education and for College of Business Administration students through the CoBA International Programs Office

Questions about using your Financial Aid for this program?  Please contact Jessica Russell at

Application and deposit deadline:  January 31, 2020
Payment Deadline:  $500 deposit due by January 31, 2019; $1,125 Payment due by February 1, 2020; $1,125 Final Payment due by March 1, 2020
Withdrawal deadline:  January 31, 2020

Contact Information:
Faculty Name:  Ellen P. Daniels, Associate Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Phone:  330-672-1271
Office:  Room 537 BSA

Brief Bio:
Ellen Daniels has been a KSU faculty member in the Department of Marketing since 1988.  Winner of the 2018 Kent State Outstanding Teacher Award,
Professor Daniels has been a faculty advisor for PSE business fraternity for 10 years.  She also coaches the KSU Sales Teams who travel to Florida, Georgia, California, Texas, Michigan and other states to represent Kent. This would be her third faculty-led study abroad to Greece.  Her family emigrated from Greece during the last century.



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