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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
  • Stare

  • “Hello there! How are you doing on this fine overcast day?”

    No response.

    “Why are you all dressed up today? Looking to go somewhere?”

    No response.

    “You seem like the type to like carrots. I’ve got quite a few in my bag, want some?”

    No response.

    “No? Okay, well I’m just…

  • Credit: Will Chang
  • Tags: Greece
  • Freedom of Travel

  • Being given the opportunity to study in a foreign country and exploring its culture is such a luxury. To travel is to be free from all the restraints and restrictions of quotidian life. To travel is to be free to walk at my leisure through a park on a weekday and…

  • Credit: Will Chang
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • An Olympic Perspective

  • The Ancient Greeks hailed Mount Olympus as the home of the gods, perhaps due in no small part to the magnitude of its sheer appearance.    The summer snow and peaceful silence greeted us at the top. As I looked over the morning fog, a progression of green emerged through the…

  • Credit: Will Chang
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Not Your Typical Classroom

  • This picture depicts the view outside our window during one of our classes in a small village on our way to visit the architectural sites of Delphi. As you can see during the Duke in Greece program there were many chances for beautiful sights even while still in class. Good thing…

  • Credit: Lucas Metropulos
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • The Door to Atlantis

  • This picture depicts the sunset at the beautiful city of Oia on the island of Santorini. Many say Santorini where the lost city of Atlantis once existed. This picture was taken during our trip to Oia to watch the famous sunset. The picture was taken within an old abandoned settlement on…

  • Credit: Lucas Metropulos
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • The Sun Sets on Class

  • This picture depicts the sunset taking place in the city of Nafplio. This beautiful city was where we had our class that day. Following the class we were given free time to roam the city, and all it has to offer including great views and great seafood. I snapped this picture…

  • Credit: Lucas Metropulos
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Ascending to the gods

  • This picture depicts our view from the lodge where we stayed the night after a multiple hour hike up the famous Mount Olympus. This hike offered some amazing views, and tested our desire to climb this historic place. On the way down we even got to swim around an awesome waterfall…

  • Credit: Lucas Metropulos
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Sailing the Aegean Sea

  • This picture depicts our final week of the four-week Duke in Greece program. We sailed to multiple islands in the Aegean aboard a 100+ ft. sailboat with our professor. During this time we worked on our final essay for the class, and explored interesting islands and towns. The captain would cast…

  • Credit: Lucas Metropulos
  • 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
  • Friends of All Ages

  • On the Sporadic island of Skopelos, I sat at a restaurant that sat atop a path with two cliffside churches. Our class was in the midst of its final week wherein we wrote our final philosophy papers. I attempted to capture the colorful atmosphere of the Greek islands and translate it…

  • Credit: Adam Gabay
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece
  • Twilight in Delphi

  • After a 90 minute class period and visit to the ancient ruins of Delphi, we found some local children kicking a ball around close to our bus. Rather than walking to the hotel, a group of us decided to join the game. As the sun went down, we had more fun…

  • Credit: Adam Gabay
  • 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
  • Dog Days

  • This photo was taken on the bank of a cliff native to Santorini, Greece. After becoming acquainted with the fairly high population of stray dogs on the island, I soon became a bit envious of the lifestyle that these dogs appeared to lead. With sunny 60 degree weather in the middle…

  • Credit: Caroline Herrmann
  • Tags: Greece
  • Greece

  • This photo captures one of the many sides of Greece that I came to know. Taken in Santorini, this photo was intended to convey Greek spirituality – both via the presence of the Greek Orthodox denominational church, but also through the impeccable blues and whites that colored the landscape. I absolutely…

  • Credit: Caroline Herrmann
  • Tags: Greece
  • Night in Thessaloniki

  • Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and one of the stops for our Duke in Greece summer program

  • Credit: Luca Lipparini
  • Tags: Greece
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain