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Journalism Summer Seminar in Greece
Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Council of the Humanities Program Type: Study Abroad (summer)
Program Features: Academic Study, Field Work Time Away: Summer
Duration of Program: 4 to less than 6 weeks
Program Description:


Report on the Front Lines of History in Greece  

The Humanities Council invites you to join Princeton’s Ferris Seminars in Journalism in the summer of 2017 for a challenging, innovative course in which students will become eyewitnesses to history. Combining classroom work with field reporting, this seminar will place students on the front lines of the news in Greece, where they will learn and employ the critical thinking skills used by the world’s most accomplished foreign correspondents.
Notebooks in hand, students will spend five weeks in Athens and in and around refugee-related sites on the mainland and Greek islands, learning what it takes to cover chaotic world events—in this case, an unprecedented surge of refugees into a region already reeling from a financial crisis. While producing articles, videos, and photo stories under the guidance of Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and veteran reporter for The Washington Post, students will build confidence operating in the field and gain deep insight into current events.

Students will participate in guided outings to sites such as the port of Piraeus, the Central Market, Omonoia and Victoria Squares, various refugee camps, and other areas. Trips to cultural sites may include the Benaki Museum, the Parthenon, and the Agora. Guest speakers—distinguished journalists and historians—will discuss histories of migration, exile, diaspora, and displacement in the region. Optional weekend excursions to such cultural sites as Delphi and Sounion will be offered.

This course is co-sponsored by the Humanities Council, which is home to the Ferris Seminars in Journalism, and by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Paul Sarbanes ’54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service.

For more information about the course, contact Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at

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This program is currently not accepting applications.