Visiting Archeological Sites!

Finally, after three months of waiting, the Municipality of Athens decided to reopen all of the outdoor museums and archeological sites. Having been here for months and not being able to go see the things that Athens is best known for was quite difficult. For this reason, I have gone a bit stir-crazy in visiting […]

Making Friends Abroad

My program is pretty small. There are 30 students, total, in the Spring 2021 class participating in the College Year in Athens program. You would think this makes it easier to makes friends, but with the reality of COVID-19, it is not that simple. My classes are all online and everyone in my program has […]

Cultural Differences in Greece

Each country has a variety of differences in food, music, values, religion, and more. All of these, together, create a unique culture that is valuable and really fun to learn about. Athens has a unique history that is tied to an Ancient past that most people have learned about in school. While many things have […]

Snow…In Athens?

It is true that having grown up in Michigan I am used to seeing snow in February, but when I came to Athens, it is definitely not something I had expected. As seen below, the ancient ruins of the Acropolis were covered in white fluff. While I walked around, I wondered if Plato or Aristotle […]

Getting Settled in Athens!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog! I have been in Athens, Greece, for a few weeks now and I’m loving every second of it. When I first arrived, I needed to participate in the mandatory 7-day quarantine, and I was super anxious to explore. Since the end of my quarantine, I have been all […]