Italy & Greece Expedition:
Stories from the Field
Hello from Rome!
June 27, 2015
Today was our first full day in Rome, and it was packed with fun! In the morning, we split into our On Assignment groups – each person is in one: writing, archaeology, or photography – and learned about our craft with our leaders who are experts in the subjects.
Playing a Traditional Bouzoukis in Athens’ Famous Flea Market
August 13, 2014
On their first day in Athens, the Photography, Creative Writing and Archaeology On Assignment groups divided and conquered the ancient city. The Photography students shot portraits and local fare in a couple of the produce and meat markets around town, while the Archaeology and Writing students worked on assignments at the Acropolis Museum. They reunited in the early evening in the shadow of the Parthenon, where trip leader Larson captured a stunning group shot.
Busy in Rome!
January 24, 2014
Today we switched our focus from Ancient Rome to the Renaissance period with a tour from a Roman professor named Paul. Paul led us through a Cathedral near the Pantheon, where we learned about frescos and some of Michelangelo’s work. We then traveled through the city to an early Renaissance fortress. There we connected with more modern times by learning about when this landmark housed Mussolini’s headquarters. We then had a picnic lunch in a park overlooking an amazing view of the entire city. That afternoon we worked with our On Assignment groups doing various projects.