High School Summer Program/Teaching Internships Program (HSSP)


Thursday, July 16, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, August 1, 2015 (All day)


Nafplio, Greece

The sessions were designed and implemented by the program’s director Nicolas Prevelakis (Lecturer in Harvard's Committee on Degrees in Social Studies and Associate Director of Curricular Development, CHS DC) with imput from Kevin Caffrey (Lecturer in Harvard's Committee on Degrees in Social Studies), who taught all of the first week’s sessions. The two faculty members, along with Matina Goga (CHS Greece Communications Coordinator and Programs Development) and the teaching fellows supported all aspects of the coordination of the program. Sixteen high school students were selected from a large pool of applicants from schools in  Argolis; two students were selected from the Arsakeia Schools, (Society for the Promotion of Education and Learning, SPEL). Taught in English over sixteen days, the seminars introduced participants to research and other heuristic methods in the social sciences and humanities. As part of the Center’s collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, Educational Advisor Nicholas Tourides was invited again. He introduced the participants to the US educational system and university application process and discussed undergraduate scholarships available in the US.

The course culminated in a conference during which the students presented their topics and addressed questions from fellow participants. Ioannis Petropoulos spoke at the closing ceremony.

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