A History of Destruction – What Future Awaits?

I came to this island knowing little of what to expect. I traveled halfway across the world, across the Atlantic Ocean, to a country I’ve never been to before. It’s my first time leaving the U.S. and traveling to a country different from my own. In the beginning, I applied to the program on a whim and I was ecstatic that I was accepted into … Continue reading A History of Destruction – What Future Awaits?

The Minoan Tsunami: Two Theories, Past and Present

When I was thirteen I visited the coastal Alaskan town of Yakutat for a photography trip with my dad. On the beach there were signs to look out for wash up items on the beach from the 2011 Japan tsunami, some of the items included dolls, soccer balls and a lot of trash. I was shocked to see these items on a beach in Alaska when the tsunami occurred over 4000 miles away. This was my first and only experience with a tsunami. Six years later I came here to Greece and learned about the tsunami from the Minoan eruption and my curiosity was piqued again. 

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Turmoil in the Streets- The Greek Government Debt Crisis Plagues the Country for more than a Decade

 

 

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The Pioneers of NAU in Greece

I thought my travel journal would be filled with pages and pages of my thoughts and experiences by now but I’ve had few minutes to spare.  We’ve been going all day everyday.  Planning, doing, more planning, class, answering questions, reading, editing.  It’s the most fun I’ve had teaching a class and the most rewarding of any teaching experiences I’ve had. My expectations before we arrived … Continue reading The Pioneers of NAU in Greece

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Why go to Santorini?

There are thousands of volcanoes we could have gone to, each with its own unique lure.  Hot springs in Iceland, jungles in Central America, romance in Italy.  The “chosen” one had to have historical significance in the western world.  It had to be relatively easy to get to – I am not willing to take 9 students to remote locations in Indonesia or Africa.  What location combines tectonics, volcanism, archaeology, good food, leisure, and cultural enrichment all at once?  My vision narrows to the Mediterranean.  Santorini:  the most beautiful island in Europe.

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