Athens Internship Program, Greece
Yassas! I'm Erin, a midwesterner studying English and International Studies at Denison University. This semester, I have the privilege of wandering my way through Greece with Arcadia's Athens Internship Program. I love meeting new people in new places, riding buses to the ends of lines, and staring at the stars -- all while listening to whatever happens to be my favorite album of the moment.
This past month, I’ve stared at the sea quite a bit. I saw the starting point of the Aegean Sea at Cape Sounion at Attica’s southernmost point. I climbed the rocks of Crete’s shores to swim in Chania’s clear water. And – perhaps most powerfully – I felt… More
Greeks can be loud. Athens is often noisy. There are buskers in busy plateias (my favorite one of whom covers Britney Spears hits from the early 2000s). There are flat-bed trucks that drive through my neighborhood’s tiny streets, while loud recordings… More
The past few mornings, I’ve woken up in Athens, Greece – a city steeped in ancient empires and histories, a site of contemporary crisis, and my home for the next few months. My international studies research initially attracted me to Athens. To me, the… More