The May interim trip to Greece focuses on the study of ancient rhetoric and nonverbal communication. We stay in Athens, where we attend classes at Hellenic American University. In addition, we visit the Acropolis, Greek Agora, Roman Agora, and Lykabettos Hill. We also take day trips to Mycenae, where we see the Lion's Gate; Delphi, famous for its archeological ruins and the Oracle of Apollo; and Meteora, where we visit monasteries built atop high rocks.
We also travel by ferry to Crete, where we hike the Samaria Gorge and visit the historic town of Archanes, and we then travel to the volcanic island of Santorini, famous for its blue domes and magnificent sunsets.
This trip is offered every two years; the next trip is scheduled for May 2015. Students can sign up for Communication 405, which is an upper level elective for three credits.