study abroad in greece
he Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens study abroad greece
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The Greeks of the classic age believed strongly in individual freedom as long as one acted within the laws of the society. This allowed not only artists, but the average citizen the chance to excel in any direction they chose.
Individuality, as the Greeks viewed it, was the center of all community and based on that ideal they worked towards excellence in their endeavors, no matter what the challenge. This creative drive for excellence was perhaps the reason the Greeks were able to achieve such phenomenal accomplishments - monuments which astound us to this day! Students coming to Greece will find, as they explore the wonderful grounds of the Acropolis and the Agora below, that this spirit of place walks with them as they stroll the ancient cobblestones. When meandering through the colorful lanes of the classic Plaka District, visitors will be amazed by the energy and openness of activity that seems to transcend time. In the spring, summer, and fall months especially one can find the Greeks eating and engaging in conversation late into the night.

A former student of study abroad in Greece writes: "Coming into Athens was incredible. I had heard about and seen photos of the Acropolis and the Parthenon, but I never imagined that one day I would see it perched so majestically high up on a hill in the center of the city. I had gone to Greece as a Business student wanting to broaden my perspectives and understanding of a different culture; so, after checking in at Athens Backpackers I headed for the Plaka, a sort of Greenwich Village area nestled beneath the Acropolis. I found there a little square named Fillemousa (friend of music). Next to what became my favorite café was one of those little kiosks, where I bought a telephone card to call home cheaply, an island guidebook to see where my study abroad program was located, and Classical Sites guide. What would I do tomorrow, I wondered, as I opened it up, thinking I would simply get up early and see everything. Well, it definitely took more than one day! But I managed to takes photos at the Parthenon as my parents wanted; do some sketching in my drawing book at the National Archeological Museum and the Benaki Museum; visit an ancient Amphitheater; take a bus down to the beach and to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Surprisingly, I never got tired of the Cultural Activities. But Greece is definitely the perfect balance of serious study and fun. After a short nap I headed out of my hostel with two girls from University of Vermont for the Sound and Light show at the Acropolis, which we then followed by a midnight dinner at a bouzouki garden café where dined on grilled octopus, sang along with my new friends, and learned the Greek word when making a toast: yiamas!
Live your Myth in Greece
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