Summer Term: June 22 – July 31 (6 weeks)
This is a virtual program which provides engaging and experiential components including Greek food items and virtual site visits. An optional on-site study tour is planning for January or June
The Mediterranean diet has been hailed as one of the healthiest diets worldwide. Following a holistic approach, this course explores both the unique cultural aspects of the Mediterranean Diet in the country of its origin as well as the science behind it.
The Ancient Greek word “diaita” means ‘a way of living’. We embrace this philosophy, providing students a rich understanding of the diet’s unique components:
Who is this For?
This course applies to a wide range of majors including: Nutrition, Food Science, Anthropology, Agricultural studies, Health & Wellness, Culinary Science, and Tourism & Hospitality. Any student interested in food, well-being, and culture who is open to exploring and enjoying Greek lifestyle will benefit from this program.
This is a virtual program, allowing students to interact with stakeholders in the Greek food industry, develop cultural competencies and understand the challenges and trends in international food business
Students gain insight into the complexities of international food trade and the food consumption trends of various countries. In this supervised research, students will get to interview stakeholders in addition to conducting literature reviews of their topic.
Past research topics include:
This course applies to a wide range of majors including: agribusiness, business, marketing international marketing, international business.
Students can participate in the below activities:
This program allows students to enroll in two courses over fall and spring, learning about Greek Mediterranean Diet and Greek Wine Business, followed by our study tour in May where students can experience firsthand what they studied all year!
Fall Term: Greek Mediterranean Diet: Science and Culture (3-credits)
Dates: September 28- December 18
Students can take one course per semester for the academic year 2020-2021, learning the unique components of the Mediterranean diet including health benefits, cultural food patterns and the very lifestyle factors that affect wellness.
Spring Term: Greek Wine Business (3-credits)
Dates: January 25- April 16
This course introduces the basics of wine production and marketing in Greece and the intricacies involved in creating and promoting country-specific wine, allowing students to gain an understanding of current wine industry/ consumer trends. The program provides theoretical background into the wine industry while helping students gain an international business perspective much needed in a global economy.
This course applies to a wide range of majors including: Agribusiness, Business, Marketing International Marketing, International Business Management, Nutrition, Food Science, Anthropology, Agricultural studies, Health & Wellness, Viticulture, Fermentation Studies. Culinary Science, and Tourism & Hospitality. Any student interested in food, well-being, and culture who is open to exploring and enjoying Greek lifestyle will benefit from this program.
Want to add overseas courses to your current semester while gaining global experience right from the comfort of your home? Perrotis College gives you this opportunity!
We are offering a selection of courses from our majors Agricultural and Environmental Science, Food Science and Technology, and International Business. Students can earn from 3 to 15 US credits while gaining a unique Greek perspective, both culturally and academically.
What courses are offered online for the Fall 2020 semester?
Agriculture & Environmental Science:
Food Science & Technology:
The study tour is open to any student enrolled in an online class at Perrotis College
As the Ancient Greek playwright Euripides once said, “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.”
Some of the benefits of participating in the Perrotis College Study Tour:
Virtual 6 Week Summer Program: Greek Mediterranean Diet:
Start of online sessions: Monday, June 22
End of online sessions: Friday, July 31
Virtual 6 Week Summer Program: International Business Research
Virtual Part-Time Year (Fall & Spring)
Start of online sessions: Monday, September 28
End of online sessions: Friday, December 18
Start of online sessions: Monday, January 25
End of online sessions: Friday, April 16
Fall Semester Selected Online Courses
Optional Study Tour
$2,000 per participant (airfare not included)