Experiencing Ancient Greece
Posted on August 29, 2012
by Holly Walker
A group of John Tyler students immersed themselves in the world of ancient Greece and retraced the footsteps of gods and heroes as part of the College’s Summer 2012 international education program. Before leaving the U.S., students met several times at Tyler to learn background information on the places they would see and to get an overview of the subjects they would study while in Greece.
On June 21, the group, made up of faculty and students, flew to Greece. For more than two weeks, they toured the country, visiting Heraklion, Santorini, Mykonos, Piraeus, Athens, Delphi, Olympia and Nafplio – just to name a few of the stops. The group toured a number of museums, ancient ruins and shrines, while studying history, Greek culture, and Greek philosophy.
Kerri Rosenzweig, a marketing teacher at Clover Hill, says she took part in the study abroad trip for her recertification. She says, “It was absolutely one of the best experiences of my life and certainly the most enjoyable and educational 6 credits I've ever taken. I would highly recommend these classes to anyone interested in history, literature, and philosophy. I was truly impressed by the teachers as well as the other participants in this study.” Amy Gammon, with Greenfield Elementary says, “It was phenomenal!
I am so amazed at the entire experience! I learned so much from all three instructors, both before and during the trip. It was wonderful to have knowledge about the places we visited - the history, art and architecture - before we actually saw them. Once we were there, I was able to easily make connections and learn even more. The trip was well-organized, and the instructors were well-informed about all of the places we visited.”
See more photos from the trip at http://www.facebook.com/johntylercc.
Learn more about John Tyler Community College’s international education program at http://www.jtcc.edu/internationaleducation.
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