The Foundation’s Melathron Center at Mycenae, Greece, has grown into an educational and research international hub that facilitates education and practical training, interdisciplinary faculty research, faculty-student research collaboration, and cultural immersion of foreign students in Greece.

The Mycenaean Foundation collaborates with select US colleges, universities, and institutes to co-organise and/or host their study abroad programs in Greece (Dickinson College 2002-2018, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2018, University of South Carolina 2017-2022, Institute of World Politics 2022-to date).

Students study in the impressive facilities of the Melathron Center at Mycenae and reside at Nafplion, one of the most beautiful and culture-rich European towns (according to the CNN), an ideal location for study, cultural immersion, and entertainment. During the study abroad programs, students take participate in organised field trips and are guided at archaeological sites and museums, art galleries, cultural heritage sites, and historical landmarks. In their spare time, students engage in sports, hike, swim, sail, attend performances of the Athens Festival at the Herodeion of Athens, the ancient theater of Epidaurus, and the Niarchos Center, and travel all over mainland Greece and the islands. The Mycenaean Foundation offers students pre-departure services and full support on-site in Greece, including: academic advising; general orientation and weekly follow-up sessions on everyday life, cross-cultural adjustment, and practical issues; health services and counseling; crisis management plan, safety measures, and emergency procedures in coordination and communication with the off-site administration and the US Embassy in Greece.

Our innovative educational model aims at communicating knowledge while developing critical and original thinking through an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, engaging, experimental, experiential, effective, adaptive-learning-based and praxis-oriented approach. Our study abroad programs apply a holistic integrative educational model that transcends geographical, temporal, scientific or cultural borders, by combining theoretical learning with hands-on practical training, classroom with travel, education with cultural immersion, learning with critical thinking, interdisciplinary approach with international focus, thus engaging majors from all over the world and across the spectrum, sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and encouraging personal and academic growth for students.

To participate in any of the following study abroad programs hosted by the Mycenaean Foundation or to receive more information, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

HERMES Global Studies in Ancient and Modern Diplomacy (IWP graduate study abroad program) (July 2023) 

GREEK ODYSSEY (undergraduate study abroad program offering courses in archaeology, geophysics, geoarchaeology, bioarchaeology, paleo-environmental studies, archaeometry, archaeoastronomy, cultural heritage management, classics, history, art, studio art, and theatrical studies) (Fall 2023)

NOSTOS (12-day thematic cultural immersion program in Greece for students, alumni, and donors) (August 2023) 


The Mycenaean Foundation collaborates with select travel agencies and co-sponsors special archaeological travel programs that offer a great vacation and a unique cultural experience in Greece, the cradle of western civilisation and land of timeless beauty. Your participation will enable the Foundation to continue to fund archaeological fieldwork and study abroad programs in Greece, and support our noble causes and mission. 

To join these special vacation programs co-sponsored by the Mycenaean Foundation or to receive more information, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

New Scientist Discovery Tour: Learn how to be an archaeologist at Mycenae, Greece (September 18-26, 2023)

The "Thalasses" Luxury Cruise (Greek islands, Athens, Nafplio; July 29-August 10, 2023)

The Greek Visions Land Expedition (Athens and Peloponnese, September 4-14, 2023)