After bidding adieu to Costa Rica, we finish the school year in another country renowned for its sun-kissed beaches and riveting landscapes: Greece. But natural beauty is just one part of Greece’s charm.
From an educator’s viewpoint, few countries offer as many opportunities for location-centric project-based learning as Greece. Democracy, philosophy, and geometry are just a few of the ancient Greeks’ remarkable achievements, and projects this term will consider those themes alongside more modern ones like the debt crisis and Greece’s continuing influx of migrants from the Middle East and beyond.
From a student’s viewpoint, living in one of the world’s oldest cities while subsisting on a diet of olives, feta, and other regional dishes is a proposition as sweet as the honey-drenched baklava they’ll cap meals off with. It’s a win-win situation in the cradle of Western civilization, and sure to be an unforgettable time.