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  • Crete

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I went to Crete to participate in an archaeological excavation. This required that I live in a new environment where I was unfamiliar with the local setting and culture. In addition, I had no prior experience with the field of classical archaeology. I spent most of my time…

  • Credit: Gaal Almor
  • Major: Theater Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Crete, Greece
  • Doorway to the Gods

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    As the sun set on the island of Naxos, I could clearly see some of the inspiration that led the Ancient Greeks to construct some of the most incredible structures of the world. The Portara, a massive marble doorway standing eight meters high, is the only remaining…

  • Credit: Ben Chesnut
  • Major: Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Greece is Peace

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    One evening, a friend and I took a taxi to the village of Arachova, Greece, near Delphi. We stopped to take a few photos looking back on the village at sunset, and I felt a peace unlike anything I've felt in my life. I felt free and…

  • Credit: Evan Lucas
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • A Mystery on Santorini

    Dear Global Education Office,

    After an hour of riding our ATVs on dirt roads, we stumbled upon an abandoned monastery near the southern tip of Santorini. The site exhibited a serene view that very few have probably seen. However, as we continued to explore, we discovered old…

  • Credit: Adam Gabay
  • Major: Public Policy Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke in Greece is a program like no other. You have the opportunity to explore a country rich in history with an amazing professor and an amazing tour guide. I finished the program with a better understanding of early Greek philosophers, history, and even a better understanding…

  • Credit: Lucas Metropulos
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The Gods' Point of View

    The Duke in Greece program was one of the highlights of my Duke experience.  As a math and biology student, I spend most of my time on campus in science buildings and labs.  I was excited to explore something in the Classics,…

  • Credit: Anne Talkington
  • Major: Math/Biology
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The beautiful island of Santorini was one of the first stops on our tour around Greece. After a day at sea, visiting the volcanic islands and swimming out to the hot springs, our program set up donkey rides for those of us who wanted to go. Some…

  • Credit: Mesha Sloss
  • Major: Classical Civilizations
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Duke-in-Greece was an amazing, worldly experience. We spent the first three weeks traveling around the country by bus and ferry, stopping to visit many famous sites of the ancient world. The final week was spent on a large sailboat that cruised through the Aegean and docked at…

  • Credit: Emily McClintock
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Yeia sas from the home of Zeus! Mount Olympus is a place of breath-taking scenery, and here we are in the Mediterranean climate of Greece, yet it somehow managed to snow!

    My program with College Year in Athens/International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies has been a…

  • Credit: Kathy Chu
  • Major: Classical Studies
  • Tags: Greece
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This picture was taken on the island of Santorini, where the magnificent sunset is witnessed by hundreds of visitors each day. I almost can't believe that I am the one who took this breathtaking picture.

    Duke in Greece was one of the most magical experiences of my…

  • Credit: William Tsai
  • Major: Biomedical and Electrical Engineer
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This picture was taken on the very first day of the program in Heraklion, a city on the southern-most Greek island of Crete. After walking around in the drizzling rain in the morning, the clouds suddenly parted and the most amazing (and double!) rainbow I've ever seen…

  • Credit: Morgan Carney
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Greece is a land of enchantment. From the rugged calderas that line the shore of Santorini to the Acropolis, standing erect above the city of Athens, Greece never ceased to amaze me with its beauty. However, my favorite part of our trip was our final journey around…

  • Credit: Chris Carroll
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    My four weeks in Greece taught me more than I could have learned from reading the same textbook and attending the same lectures in a campus classroom setting. It was very enlightening to learn about Plato and Socrates one afternoon, and then visit the ancient agora where…

  • Credit: Cheryl Ho
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    "Is This Real Life?" seemed to be the quote of our trip while in the beautiful country of Greece.

    Our trip was filled with so many breathtaking experiences, it is hard to outline only one. This picture was taken at the Chora on the island Milos. My…

  • Credit: Hilary Cavanaugh
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke-in-Greece was an amazing experience. We took an Ancient Greek Philosophy course with Professor Michael Ferejohn while traveling the country and visiting some of the most notable ancient sites in Western history. We visited the site of the Oracle at Delphi and the Acropolis in Athens, and…

  • Credit: Alexandra Villasante
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
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