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What my time in Athens taught me

Sonia studied at the Arcadia in Athens in the Spring of 2009 as a sophomore before returning to Claremont McKenna College… More

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What my time in Athens taught me

Student Voices January 18, 2018

Sonia studied at the Arcadia in Athens in the Spring of 2009 as a sophomore before returning to Claremont McKenna College to complete her junior and senior years. Her time in Greece was key to her overall growth and development into who she is today.… More

Refugees and the 5th School Squat

Jan Sanders January 15, 2018

The refugees in Greece, caught now for nearly two years in the impasse of a closed border, have had to reimagine, yet again, their future in Europe. In March 2016, Macedonia, Slovenia and Croatia closed their borders with Greece effectively trapping tens… More

Nostalgia, or Home with my Marines

Jan Sanders November 22, 2017

Like so many English words, nostalgia has its roots in Greek. Νόστος, nostos, a word used by Homer, means homecoming and ἄλγος, algos, is a psychological pain or an ache. Put these together and you get nostalgia, that bittersweet feeling of longing… More

Picturing Athens: the ever-present light

Jan Sanders October 12, 2017

In the Picturing Athens class, students use the photographic lens to create and curate their own stories of Athens. Each week is marked by a photographic theme chosen by the students. This week’s theme grew out of our focus on noticing details in the… More

Meet the Faculty: Evita Tsokanta

Jan Sanders October 9, 2017

Evita Tsokanta is an art historian, gallery director and independent curator of contemporary art exhibitions in Athens. She holds an MA from University College London in Cultural and Creative Industries. With colleague Eirene Efstathiou, Evita teaches… More

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