b1Greece Tour: Greek Culture and Cuisine

Greece is the ancient source for the democracy that the world enjoys or for which it strives.  Yet the influence of Greece touches every area of our modern life, from education to the arts, from sport to religious ritual.  The modern Greeks are rightly proud of the heritage their people have provided the world.  They are proud of what they have preserved for millennia and also of their beautiful culture today!   The Greeks are warm and welcoming people; and yet ready to debate and discuss any range of topics.  No wonder that they invented democracy and the university!  Join Paul Anderson and Judy Myhand, both instructors at LSU, who will open to you the ancient and modern culture of the Greeks, as well as their most tempting and satisfying cuisine!  You will regret only one thing about this adventure:  it will seem too short!

Dates:

May 27, 2017- June 8, 2017  REGISTER NOW!

For more information, please contact LSU Academic Programs Abroad at STUDYABROAD@LSU.EDU or 225-578-6801, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Itinerary:

Date Activities
MAY 27 (SAT) ARRIVE ATHENS
MAY 28 (SUN) TOUR ATHENS: AKROPOLIS, AGORA
MAY 29 (MON) KORINTHOS, MYCENAE, NAFPLIO
MAY 30 (TUE) CUISINE IN PELOPONNESUS
MAY 31 (WED) TRAVEL TO SANTORINI
JUNE 1 (THU) DAY TRIP TO CRETE; MUSEUM
JUNE 2 (FRI) FIRA-AKROTIRI
JUNE 3 (SAT) FLY TO SALONIKA; MUSEUMS
JUNE 4 (SUN) ENJOY SALONIKA
JUNE 5 (MON) TRAVEL TO METEORA
JUNE 6 (TUE) VISIT METEORA
JUNE 7 (WED) TRAVEL TO AIRPORT HOTEL
JUNE 8 (THU) FLY HOME OR CONTINUE IN EUROPE

 

Cost of the trip:

$3,500. The price includes double occupancy rooms (additional charge for single rooms: $500), daily breakfast at the hotels and four group meals, admission to attractions, all in-Greece group related transportation, including flights and boat trips to different islands.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2017. A deposit of $500 is due at the time of reservation. The deposit is part of the program fee. The deposit is non-refundable, except in case of cancellation of the trip. The due date for the remainder of the program fee is March 6, 2017. The program fee is not refundable after March 6, 2017, except in case of cancellation of the trip.

Insurance:

Travel and accident insurance are included in the program fee, as well as a free app and services by International SOS. Trip cancellation or lost luggage insurance are not included in the program fee and should be purchased by program participants.

Faculty:

Reverend Doctor Paul Anderson has been an instructor of Classics and Hebrew at Louisiana State University since 1994.  He has also been a Lutheran minister in Baton Rouge since 1991.  Dr. Anderson (Paul), enjoys teaching the Latin, Greek and Hebrew languages, history, culture and literature.  He has taught in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, and in the Graduate Program of Comparative Literature.

Paul leads a student trip to Greece in the Spring Intersession, which is just after Spring Semester at LSU.   When he has free time, he also directs basic chemistry labs at LSU.

Judy Myhand teaches Nutrition and Food Science at LSU.  An LSU graduate, she has taught basic nutrition, lifecycle nutrition, food theory and skills and cultural foods classes since 1999.  Since the summer of 2012 she has travelled to Greece with students enrolled in the study abroad version of the Food and Culture class;  two summer trips and two Wintersession trips.  She has introduced them to the intricacies of intercultural communication while these future dietitians learn to appreciate another culture as they eat and cook their way around in Greece. As Mark Twain said: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of mean and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth for all one’s lifetime.” Judy now has many good friends in this wonderful country, known for its hospitality, and looks forward to going again this summer.    If you are interested in seeing pictures and reading about some of our adventures in Greece, visit the student blog: https://piecesofgreece.wordpress.com/ and our Facebook page: LSU Food and Culture in Greece.

Mobility:

Accommodations for people with limited physical mobility are very limited in Greece. This trip requires a good amount of walking. It is not suitable for people in wheel chairs or with walkers.