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11 Jul | Rachel Bell | No Comments

Athens: An Introduction

                  Χαίρετε! That’s “hello” in Greek. I don’t actually speak Greek, but the other students and I are sure to learn some while we’re here! My name is Rachel and I’m one of the college students in Athena’s Paros Island summer program to study Creative Writing. I’m …

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26 Mar | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

EXCURSION No. 2//WEATHER

Excursion No. 2 Last weekend brought us our second excursion. Yuko, George, and Ionnais led us across Paros Island to the town of Lefkes. We reached The Church of Agia Triada, with its (now re-enforced) bell towers made of marble dating from the early 19th century. We also visited the cemetery where most graves used …

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20 Mar | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

ARRIVAL//EXCURSION

Arrival March 4th marked the day when we embarked by ferry to Paros Island. We left Athens early, and the ferry ride took a few hours, so we arrived in Parikia around noon, where we met Jimmy, the owner of our apartments, and eventually arrived at our home for the next three months. The island, much …

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5 Mar | Patrick Maloney | 2 Comments

TRAVEL//ACCLIMATION

Travel On February 28th, my two sisters and I embarked on our first journey outside the States, on our way to Greece. We flew on three planes: one flew from our snowy home state of Minnesota to Chicago; another across the Atlantic to a beautiful airport in Madrid, Spain; and the last brought us into …

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16 Oct | Abigail Fissore | No Comments

Greek for a Week

It’s fall break and before the program takes us to Berlin for the weekend a group of us decided to come to Greece. We started off flying into Athens spending the first couple days exploring the city before heading to Santorini. As soon as we got off the sun was shining and the sights were …

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7 Mar | Hannah Jaffe | One Comment

From California to Paris and now… Athens!

Between trying to get the family cat (Elvis) out of my suitcase, taking one last family car ride to LAX, and spending 10 hours on board Air France I have made it from California to Paris, France, and now Athens, Greece! The flight consisted of enjoying some complimentary red wine and having a movie marathon …

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