The January in Greece, Italy, and France program emphasises architecture, art, culture, and history among Mediterranean countries. Explore and learn from some of the Mediterranean’s most scenic and cultural sites. History, the arts, religion and archaeology will be the main academic focus and there will be fellow students, local guides and experts in the field to share their knowledge.

Take a leap back into history

This program will take you back to Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages. You will be immersed in the art, literature and archaeology of the regions and gain visual experience through visiting the sites. This exciting study-tour will allow you to explore the cultural, historical, political and social aspects of those times around the Mediterranean region.

The art of learning

This program offers students with a choice of one of five subjects to suit a range of interests, including areas of ancient and medieval art, architecture and history; Greek and Roman archaeology; as well as cultural and religious studies in Europe. Professor Guillaume Durand is well equipped with knowledge of history, art and archaeology, having completed a Masters of Art History and Archaeology on Byzantine Studies and a PhD in Romanian History at the Université de Provence. R. Bruce Hitchner is Professor of Classics and International Relations and Director of the Archaeology program at Tufts University. He has directed major archaeological projects in France and Tunisia and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology.

Discover the delightful delicacies

You will experience the joys of eating mouth-watering Mediterranean meals! From delicious Italian pizza, pasta and gelato to succulent lamb and home-cooked Greek pastries, you will feast on the most exquisite food that Europe has to offer.

Fields of study  

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Humanities
  • History
  • Religious Studies

More information regarding the program can be found in the course profile.

Credit Equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 3 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact CIS Australia for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard Global Experiences Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by CIS Australia. 

CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program is $7,999 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by late-October if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program cost.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed. 

Program Dates

Start: 28 December 2019
End: 14 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location:  Greece, Italy & France 
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​