Greece will transform the way you look at languages! Try your hand at learning Modern Greek – order a coffee at a Greek taverna and chat with new local friends. Or, discover how it all started by studying Ancient Greek and Latin, then visit the ancient theater of Dionysus and read the ancient names carved in the seats. Language learning not your thing, but you still love classical literature? Perform an Aristophanes comedy in translation or follow the footsteps of Thucydides over a battlefield in Athens! Studying languages and literature in Greece is sure to enhance your understanding and experience of the country, wherever you go.
Athens is the perfect “living laboratory” to study urbanism and sustainability issues! By walking through its millennia-old streets bordered by buildings both ancient and modern, you can explore and appreciate the importance of urban design and its long lasting effect on a city’s future. As a country rich with natural settings from the rocky slopes of Mt. Parnassus to the sparkling waters of the Aegean, Greece also has plenty of opportunities for studying environmental studies, including the complete role that climate, geology, species ecosystems, resources, and policy play in our environment.
If you’re an avid philosopher, try walking in Plato’s steps (literally!) as you examine life and seek meaning while gazing over the view of Athens’ Parthenon. Studying philosophy in Greece is a no brainer! Greece is a fascinating place to study religion as well, being a predominantly Orthodox country with historical influences from Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. You can investigate the relation of ancient Greek myth and religion through Homer and Hesiod, or try visiting the temple of Mieza where Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. The possibilities to ponder life’s greatest questions are endless as an international student in a place like Greece.
Contemporary studies help to increase your awareness and perception of global events, like migration, by experiencing another world view! By studying contemporary European issues in Greece, you will begin to understand the “humanistic side” of the economic and social impact of the Eurozone crisis. Your studies don’t have to be limited to the physical world, either – by mediating traditional and digital media in Greece, you can explore the political role and use of social media in contemporary issues.
You will be awed in Greece when you witness countless structures and pieces that have influenced art and architecture through the ages – and continue to this day. Whether you’re strolling to the Acropolis Museum, where your professor conducts class for the day, attending a lecture inside the Parthenon and marveling at an important symbol of Greek heritage, or visiting the medieval ruins of Mistras to explore the distinct architecture of a past center of Byzantine power, you’ll never be at a loss for famous monuments. Greece isn’t just for ancient art, though – explore the urban art scene of Athens with festivals and expos like Documenta, and you will feel the pulse of contemporary Greek society beating strong. Greece is where art history jumps off the page of your textbook!
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