Greece

Western Civilization Program – Student Testimonials

If you are interested in European history, philosophy, art, archeology, and mythology then prepare yourself for the ultimate academic adventure. It is nearly impossible to avoid the phrase “the trip of a lifetime” when thinking about our program itinerary ( Athens, Rome, Florence, ...

Western Civilization: Greece!

Greetings from Greece! It’s been an incredible time so far, and we’ve already visited so many historical sights. We landed in Greece on Friday after a tiring flight, and got to meet our other peers from Europe. Though we didn’t know much about each other yet, we all knew we were hungry! As we walked up the winding and hilly streets, we ...

by Student, Alexis W. , New York

Arriving in Athens

After a grueling fifteen hour flight, I have finally arrived in Athens. Even though the flight itself was tiresome, flying overseeing Athens made me completely forget it. It was incredible to view the turquoise water and the ancient ruins from the plane window. One of the first things that I noticed after landing was the heat. Hailing from ...

by Student, Emma K. , Western Civilization

Trip to Naples and Pompeii

We have arrived in Italy! While very different from Athens, Rome has been exquisite so far. The buildings are my favorite part so far; the architecture is beautiful. Since arriving, we have had a busy schedule. We went on a day trip to Naples, where we explored the National Archeological Museum. In preparation for our final exam, we searched ...

by Student, Alexandra S. , Kansas

Ciao

We arrived in Rome four days ago and have been super busy! We kicked off our time in Italy with a visit to Pompeii, the ancient roman city that was buried under the explosion of a nearby volcano almost 2000 years ago. We got to walk around the old ruins, amazingly preserved by the volcano ash. Many of us had our first real Italian pizza at ...

by Student, Cora E. , Colorado

Athens

After a few days of vivacious studying, the group decided that Tuesday should be a relaxing day. We took the metro to a beach resort called S-Beach, where we spent a few hours in the sun. S-Beach looked like it was straight from a European magazine: the ocean was clear blue, there were waiters hopping around, and we took shade under palm ...

by Student, Alexandra S. , Kansas

Last Day in Greece

Hello again from Greece! Today is our last day, but we’ve had a great time here. Monday started with a bus ride to the quaint town of Nafplio. Before stopping at some breathtaking sites, we read a dialogue with Socrates, which sparked conversation about laws and the values of our justice system. As we walked up the steep hill to the Mycenaean ...

by Student, Alexis W. , New York

Final Days in Athens

Goodbye Greece, here we come to Italy! Unfortunately, today is our last day here in Athens. And as sad as we all are to be leaving, the next few cities on our schedule will undoubtedly be amazing! The last two days in Athens have been much more laid-back. Yesterday, most of the group went to a beach a short tram ride away, where they swam, ...

by Student, Cora E. , Colorado

Greetings from Greece!

It's been an incredible time so far, and we've already visited so many historical sights. We landed in Greece on Friday after a tiring flight and got to meet our other peers from Europe. Though we didn't know much about each other yet, we all knew we were hungry! As we walked up the winding and hilly streets, we were all relieved to sit down ...

by Student, Alexis W. , New York

Geiá sas

Geiá sas (hello) from Greece! Since arriving in Athens last week, our schedule has been fully packed with fascinating activities. We spent our first full day, Saturday, exploring the Acropolis and its museum. We hiked up the Acropolis, explored, then sat down and discussed what exactly it was that we were looking at: the significance and ...

by Student, Alexandra S. , Kansas