NEW YORK – The 15,000 undergraduate students at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York, hail from around 150 countries, and a majority work to support themselves during their studies.
Through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Hunter College students have the chance to make their studies real by traveling to Greece with their professor. The latest cohort of students to take part in the program have just returned to New York.
The two-week program took students from important cultural sites in Crete, like Knossos, to sites in and near Athens, like Delphi, to sites in the Peloponnese like Nemea. The study abroad experience is designed to serve students who might otherwise learn about but not have a chance to visit sites like these and many others. This is the second year the program has taken place with SNF support.
The program also aims to expose students to a variety of aspects of contemporary Greek life, including Modern Greek language learning, to foster cross-cultural curiosity and competency. Cross-cultural lesson number one is right on the program syllabus: bring snacks, because, from an American perspective, lunch may be late.