In cooperation with the Mycenean Foundation, IWP offers a study-abroad opportunity in Greece, which is launching in 2022. During this four-week trip, IWP students stay in the seaside town of Nafplio, where two IWP classes are offered. The students also tour some of the great cultural sites in Greece and meet with senior Greek government officials.
Dr. Christofilis Maggidis, President of the Mycenean Foundation, also serves as an IWP professor. He teaches Ancient and Modern Democracy: Ideology, Morphology, Pathology (IWP 697) and Diplomacy and War in the Ancient World (IWP 696).
The Mycenaean Foundation is dedicated to discover, preserve, and teach, thus bridging the past with the future, culture with nature, research with education with a strong focus on interdisciplinary and international collaboration. Among other contributions, the Foundation sponsors the archaeological excavations of Mycenae and Lamia, subsidizes scholarly publications, and provides a summer base of operations for the Mycenae excavation team at the Melathron Center; serves Greek and American scholars working in the region (availing the library, study rooms, lab and work space for archaeologists, students, technicians); organizes and hosts study abroad programs; makes contributions to various organizations; promotes public interest in humanities, arts, sciences through public lectures, seminars, workshops, colloquia, and conferences at the Melathron Center; serves the international academic community and the local communities in the wider region; and fosters Greek-American collaboration.