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NKUA and SiG welcome students from the U.S. for a Voyage into Greek Civilization

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Study in Greece greeted students from Boston University who participate in the Voyage into Greek Civilization Summer Program. The program’s welcome ceremony took place at the auditorium of the Modern Greek Language Teaching Center at the Zografou campus, on Friday, May 20. During the welcoming event, honorable speakers from the Greek state, and the Greek academic world delivered their remarks, highlighting the positive impact of such initiatives on the promotion of enhanced collaboration between Greece and the U.S. in the field of higher education. The Secretary General for Greeks abroad and Public Diplomacy, Prof. John Chrisoulakis underlined the importance of the internationalization of Greek universities, expressing his enthusiasm and support for projects like this, aimed at promoting Greek culture and civilization abroad. The Secretary General for Higher Education at the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs welcomed the participants from the U.S., wishing them to enjoy their voyage into Greek culture and thought. The speech of the Rector of NKUA Athanasios Dimopoulos reflected the willingness of his institution to embrace and develop innovative initiatives related to the extroversion and international collaboration.  The Dean of the School of Philosophy, Prof. Achilleas Chaldaiakis introduced the School and its mission to the American students, and Prof. Eleni Karamalengou, Academic Director of the BA Program in the Arhaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece provided her insight on the contribution of this summer school to the extroversion of the BA Program. The President of Study in Greece, Prof. Christos Michalakelis pointed out that this study abroad – co-organized with one of the most prestigious universities of the U.S. – Boston University and the oldest and biggest Greek University – NKUA signals the beginning of a new era in the history of Study in Greece, and will give a great boost to the internationalization efforts of Greek universities in general. BU Prof. Kelly Polychroniou expressed her gratitude to all her partners and participants who did their best to offer this impressive summer school.

 

 

 

 

 

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