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Greece

Contemporary learning in the birthplace of philosophical thought

Athens is a city synonymous with deep thought and learning. At our host school ACS Athens, we dove into the works of Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates, engaging in our own spirited debates in the tradition and the birthplace of these great historical thinkers.

We also drew inspiration from the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics, to fuel our own athletic competitions, and took in centuries of sculptures, pottery, and paintings in the National Gallery and newly constructed Acropolis Museum.

Students integrated into Greek culture by making olive oil, learning traditional Greek dances, sampling delicacies of Mediterranean cuisine, and smashing celebratory plates on the dance floor. With so many opportunities to immerse ourselves in history and culture, there’s no telling what we’ll get a taste for next!

 

Samtag P.

on his favorite Greece experience:

On a Grade 11 weXplore, we ended up going to Delphi to explore the old ruins. We had this amazing tour guide and we were with Sam Nelson, our Spanish teacher, who does a lot of language-based studies. We were trying our best to read the old texts engraved in the stone, and that was awesome. And then we headed to Monemvasia, with the monsters, and it was beautiful -- some of the most insane stuff I’ve seen. I know that I’d been when I was younger and I have a picture in my home, but going back, it was just beautiful and breathtaking, and now I can distinctly remember it.

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Activities

•Global studies lessons at the Acropolis
•Visit to the Parthenon
•Lefkada bike tour
•Rowboat through the Melissani Cave of the Nymphs
•Guided walk through Homer’s School (Ithaca)
•Kayaking along the Lixouri coastline
•Navagio (shipwreck) beach
Ruins of Delphi
•Monastaries of Meteora
•Roman forum (Thessaloniki)
Monastery of Mega Spileo
•Chemistry studies in the Dhirou Caves
•Biology lessons in Monemvassia
•Engineering lessons at the Corinth Canal
•Vouraikos Gorge train trip
•Diros Caves
•Sports lessons at the site of the ancient Olympics
•TGS Olympic Games at Elafonisos
•Rock climbing, horseback riding, and star gazing at Meteora
•Scuba and snorkeling at Santorini

 Dispatches from Greece

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