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Theatre in Greece : Reviews (Athens)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Study Abroad & Global Engagement
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Stephen Adams, Summer 2012 Participant
Immersion into the Greek Culture: you're not staying in a tourist area full of other students. You're in a village in Western Greece, and get to see what the culture and days of Greeks are truly like.


Lauren Ariel Camarillo Dowben, Summer 2012 Participant
Getting to make new friends, taste fantastic Greek food and travel to places and sites that I had read about when I was in elementary school. Also getting the opportunity to perform in an ancient Greek amphitheater was one of the highlights of my life. I don't think that anything occurred in this program that I didn't love.


Charles Michael Stock, Summer 2012 Participant
This program allows you to experience a variety of Greek life. This includes the metropolis of Athens and the small town life of Katohi.


Summer 2017 Participant
My favorite part of this program was being able to perform a Greek tragedy in one of the most ancient Greek theaters in front of a Greek audience.


Lauren Ariel Camarillo Dowben, Summer 2012 Participant
I found it rewarding to learn some conversational Greek, which was more knowledge than I had going into the program. Before this program I did not speak any Greek at all. Being able to converse with shopkeepers was fun and they appreciated my efforts.


Hailey Jane Lapin, Summer 2012 Participant
Being able to perform Grecian drama in the Theatre of Oinadies will be the highlight of my entire college career. The program was challenging but the reward of taking that final bow was indescribable, our group received an entire new appreciation for Greek culture and society through a completely immersive study abroad experience. Not only did our group bond with each other, but we engaged in a mutual love with the residents of Katohi. I spent the entire summer laughing, and the nostalgia that comes when I think about my time in Greece is overwhelming.


Charles Michael Stock, Summer 2012 Participant
We were able to perform in the ancient theatre at Oiniades, which was amazingly rewarding for someone interested in theatre.


Timothy Bruce Wilkinson, Summer 2012 Participant
Performing on the ancient stage in front of all the greek citizens was an amazing experience.


Amanda Elizabeth Gerber, Summer 2014 Participant
I found the history of Greece to be the most rewarding. Being able to see places and ruins that have been around for so many years is amazing. You always see pictures of the Acropolis and other places, but to actually be there is incredible.


Summer 2014 Participant
The most rewarding elements of the program was learning a new language, and then performing that language in an ancient greek theatre!


Kaia S Minter, Summer 2017 Participant
The most rewarding part of the program was making friends with the locals and getting to converse with them in their own language.


Summer 2019 Participant
The most rewarding aspect of this was to be welcomed so quickly and so warmly into the relativity small village of Katochi and after the play was preformed people, especially older couples walking up to you and telling you how impressed they were with your Greek and even inviting you into their homes for some water, cookies, and just a nice chat.


Summer 2019 Participant
At the end of the summer, we had a production to put on! Being able to see the locals faces in reaction to our performance was the most rewarding.


Timothy Bruce Wilkinson, Summer 2012 Participant
How to act on an older stage and interact with the audience in a way that most people would not be able to experience.


Abigail Nicole Hadel, Summer 2014 Participant
I better understood what it was like to live in a place with such a rich historical background. I now understand why honoring traditions and customs are so important to certain societies.


Summer 2017 Participant
What I learned on this program that would be helpful to future students would be taking language notes from class to use out in public. It is important to learn another culture's language not just by class work but to practice them in person.