Harvard Summer Program in Greece 20-year Anniversary Event: Call to the program's community

March 10, 2021
Τhree female students οf the Harvard Summer School Program in Greece 2015 jumping happily at the sunset view in Olympia.

Τhree female students οf the Harvard Summer School Program in Greece 2015 jumping happily at the sunset view in Olympia.

CHS Greece extends a warm invitation to alumni, fellows, guests, and associates of the Harvard Summer Program in Greece to join the 20-year anniversary event of the program which is planned for June 26 & 27, 2021 at 6:00–8:00pm (Greece time – Eastern European Standard Time) virtually.

This is a momentous anniversary of the Harvard Summer Program in Greece, as this summer would have marked the 20th year since the program's first session back in 2002. These two memorable decades have been full of innovative courses, stimulating class conversations, explorations of Greek historical landmarks, common meals, shared laughs, and life-changing experiences, that made this program one of the oldest and most successful Harvard study-abroad programs of all time.

So far, the program has welcomed more than 330 students, 22 faculty members and administrators, and more than 35 faculty fellows and guest speakers. This can be a wonderful occasion for a celebration of all our accomplishments and for bringing together people who contributed to the program to share their stories and insights. So far it is conceived as an anniversary event that will be held on two consecutive days, for a total of four hours (2 hours per day – late afternoon Greece time). It will be divided into four segments:

  • A session of sharing memories and takeaways by the contributors (faculty members and administrators) with the broader program's community.
  • Presentations by the faculty members of the research projects that have been accomplished as spin-offs of the program (2 volumes).
  • Spotlights on some alumni, showcasing their current work and the ways that their participation in the program might have impacted their academic or professional career.
  • Sharing of photos and memorable stories by alumni and other members of the program's community from 2002 to 2019.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in the celebration of the Harvard Summer Program in Greece by submitting this registration form. We will follow-up with you in regard to your participation. Moreover, please make sure to reach out to other alumni friends or guests from your class and let them know about the upcoming event. Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece will coordinate this celebration.

We are looking forward to reconnecting soon!