Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Global Security: The Case Study of Greece
Athens, Greece

Summer 2021: HIATUS

Summer 2022: TO BE ANNOUNCED*

Athens, Greece


The number of security services outsourced to the private sector and roles the private security industry plays in global security issues have exponentially increased.  Private security justice is increasingly being used in crises and conflict situations.  Greece will expose students to the role of public and private sectors in global security issues. This program includes speakers that will discuss border security, port security, embassy security, museum and national monument security, national security and intelligence in Greece. The program additionally includes visits to the Greek Coast Guard headquarters, the Hellenic Police Headquarters, the American Embassy in Athens, museums and other cultural sites, along with other cultural excursions throughout the country. Guest speakers from the U.S. embassy, police department, port security, security services, NGOs, and government officials will provide insights into public-private partnerships, global security issues, and the role of public and private sectors in crises and conflict situations.

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.


All info sessions will be held during community hour 



SEC 380: Private Security: Trends and Movements (3 undergraduate credits)


SEC 798: Research in Security Management (3 graduate credits):  This program will offer a track at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level and it is open to all majors and graduate programs. The Security Management program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice looks beyond the public sector’s role in security by examining the role of the private sector in dealing with global security threats and the partnerships that could be formed between the public and private sector. Greece makes an excellent case study to determine the role of private security in dealing with the various global security issues that this country is faced with. This course cover the role of private security in homeland security and defense (e.g., port security and border security), critical infrastructure protection (e.g., national monuments and icons), and protection from transnational security issues – terrorism, WMD, organized crime – which are traditionally under the exclusive domain of public sector agencies.  Lessons can be learned from Greece’s handling of these issues and from the use of private security professionals by other countries that have faced similar situations to that of Greece. Each course will be assessed at the appropriate degree level. 

Click here (pdf) for course syllabus

  1. Minimum 2.5 GPA
  2. Sophomore standing or permission from instructor
  3. Matriculated graduate student for the graduate course


  • Housing: Students will stay in double-occupancy accommodations, in student, apartment-style residences.
  • Fluctuating exchange rates and other fees may lead to program cost changes.
  • Program cost is based on a minimum number of participants for the program.
  • Students should discuss applicability of financial aid with the Financial Aid office.
  • All CUNY students must meet with their study abroad advisor to be sure the proper e-Permit registration process is followed.
  • All non-CUNY students are encouraged to apply early, to be sure there is ample time to apply and register for classes at John Jay College. Please contact OISP for more information regarding the application process. Please note: Tuition rate per credit is different for non-CUNY students. More tuition information can be found here:
  • Refund Policy: Payment of the program deposit indicates the student understands and agrees to the Office of International Studies & Program’s payment and refund policies.  After the start of the program, no refunds will be provided, and the student is responsible for all program fees. If the program fee is not paid in full, there will be a hold placed on her/his CUNYfirst account. Program withdrawals must be requested in writing. Students who withdraw from a John Jay College program after confirming participation, but before the program begins, will lose the non-refundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs:
    • Cancellations before May 15, 2018 will receive a refund of 100% of the amount paid less the deposit*.
    • Cancellations after May 20, 2018 will receive a refund of 50% of the amount paid less the deposit*
    • Cancellations after May 25, 2018 will receive no refund.
    • *Less any transfer or bank charges incurred.
  • For faculty-led programs, tuition refunds will be granted following the College’s policies.  For more information, please visit:
  • College-based funders retain the right to recoup funds from the student account if the student does not follow rules of the CUNY Travel Waiver & Release Form, uses the funds for other purposes, or withdraws from the program. Students must understand that they are responsible for full payment of the amount owed to the department.
  • The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) has the right to modify or cancel the program, including  changes to the program dates, costs, scheduled visits, program itinerary, etc., as dictated by economic and/or political situations, etc.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare, and for their itinerary. Due to possible changes in program dates/itinerary information, students are not to purchase airfare until prompted by OISP.
  • Students are encouraged to apply early, due to limited space.
  • Information is tentative, and subject to change, **program cost(s), syllabi, *dates, etc.



Applications are available from the Office of International Studies & Programs (Haaren Hall, Suite 530). Applications can also be found here.

Application Deadline: TBD However, qualified applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until places are filled. Thus, due to limited places, students are encouraged to apply early.

Please note: An application fee of $50.00 is due at the time of application. Money orders, personal checks and cash are accepted. Applications will not be accepted if incomplete. More information can be found here.

All non-CUNY students will need to pay an additional $65.00 at time of application due to a non-degree application fee. 

    Estimated Program Fee: TBD
    **Subject to change. Includes student dorm accommodations, international health insurance, excursions and transportation associated with the program, etc. Does not include tuition, airfare, meals, textbooks, personal expenses, personal excursions, etc. 

    Summer 2021 Costs TBA


     John Jay College Tuition and Fees
    Undergraduate Tuition and Fees


    Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to discuss the applicability of their financial aid to this program. 


    Inquire at the Office of International Studies & Programs for information. If you are a John Jay student, you can apply for the JJC Study-Abroad ScholarshipJJC Student Travel Fund, and the CUNY Chancellor’s Global Scholarship. For more on scholarship opportunities click here. U.S.-wide scholarship opportunities can be found here.

    Contact Mr. Michael Scaduto, Associate Director of Financial Aid, for more information in regards to the JJC Study-Abroad Scholarship and general scholarship opportunities for John Jay students at 212-237-8872 or email at


    Academic Inquiries:
    Prof. Marie-Helen Maras, Dept. of Security, Fire & Emergency Management
    Tel.: +1.212.621.4168
    Professor's Biography
    Dept. of Security, Fire, & Emergency Management Homepage 

    Ken Yanes, Dep. Director

    Daniel Braslavsky, Coordinator

    Office Location:
    524 West 59th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Haaren Hall, Suite 530

    Mailing Address:
    524 West 59th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Haaren Hall, Suite 530