Hellenic International Studies in the Arts intensive summer program includes cultural study, photography and journalism and creative writing. Short stories, memoirs and autobiographic journals are all covered.


With its dramatic landscape and breathtaking views of the Caldera, or volcanic lake, Santorini is an unforgettable destination. During our study excursion, we’ll explore the entire island, including the famous Minoan city, Akrotiri, which is now open to the public once again. Over this site, once buried in the massive eruption in 1500 BC, and now carefully excavated to reveal its amazingly advanced social and cultural significance, is a two acre steel-laced roof, an architectural wonder in itself. The main towns of Santorini, Fira and Oia, are both precariously perched on a multi-layered steeply rising terraces. We will hike along the edge of the volcanic rim, boat out to the volcano itself, and have class on the cliffs of Oia, while the sun sets before us.