As if seven days in Bosnia wasn’t enough, our European Union Summer Program students ended their term with a course-related excursion to Greece and Cyprus! This is the first time our EU Summer students participated on this trip.
For a week in early July, the students traveled to Athens, Greece, and several cities in Cyprus—attending scholarly lectures, doing guided tours and city walks, and learning from local activists and artists alike about government, politics, and international relations in Greece and Cyprus.
The Greek Perspective on EU-Turkey and Greece-Turkey Relations, The Promotion of Social Entrepreneurship in the City of Athens, and Culture and Crisis: How Art and Culture in Greece Have Reacted to the Economic, Migration, and EU Crisis—these are just some of the great lectures that our students attended during their stay in Athens. While in Greece’s capital, students also enjoyed a guided walk of Acropolis, a tour of the Accommodation Center for Refugees, and celebrated the 4th of July with several courses of Greek food.
In Cyprus, students enjoyed a walking tour of Nicosia, visited Hilarion Castle in the Kyrenia mountain range, and checked out the Ancient City of Salamis and the old town of Famagusta (both in Boğaz) before heading back to Freiburg to wrap up their program.
Want to learn more? For an inside scoop on the Greece on Cyprus course-related excursion, check out ƩΩΦΨλ (It’s All Greek to Me) and Seeing Cyprus, from Summer European Union blogger Lorraine Engleman.