A new 3 week long educational programme allows Australian university students to visit Greece, in order to study and immerse themselves in the ancient Greek culture and its legacy.
In cooperation with the Australian Archaeological Institute of Athens, the students will have the opportunity of visiting archaeological sites, museums and monuments across Greece.
On Monday, January 9, the Australian Embassy in Greece received 36 students and their escorting professors from the School of Classical Studies and Ancient History of the Australian National University of Canberra.
The group was received by the representative of the Minister of Education Christos Lazos, the President of the Australian Archaeological Institute of Athens Prof. Douka-Kabitoglou, and other representatives from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the University of Athens and the Foreign Archaeological Institutes in Greece.
A second group of 25 students from the School of Classical Studies and Ancient History of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, will be visiting Greece in January and February on a similar educational programme.
“Greece’s contribution to international civilization is invaluable” said the Australian Ambassador to Greece, Mrs. Jenny Bloomfield, adding that “Such educational trips do not only enhance students’ deeper understanding of the ancient Greek culture but also strengthen the already friendly relations of the two countries”.
During their stay in Greece, the representatives of the Australian universities will be also meeting with their Greek counterparts in order to examine further opportunities for cooperation in the fields of education and culture.
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