- Full title: Intensive Summer Course on Migration and Refugee Studies in Greece
- Dates: July 7-30, 2023
- Locations: Athens, Ancient Olympia, Nafplio, Lesvos (Greece)
- Organized by: François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and Refugee and Migration Studies Hub at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), supported by CHS Greece and CHS US
- Open to: 30 students in total; Harvard graduate and college senior students (15 positions), graduate and senior graduate students internationally (15 positions)
- Application Period: November 5, 2022-February 15, 2023 for Harvard students. Application period for non-Harvard students will be determined by NKUA.
- Faculty: Jacqueline Bhabha (Harvard/FXB Center), Vasileia Digidiki (Program director, Harvard/FXB Center), Emmanuella Doussis (NKUA), Maria Gavouneli (NKUA), Evika Karamagioli (NKUA) (in Greek), Manos Pikoulis (NKUA), George Pleios (NKUA), and expert lecturers from institutions worldwide
- Activity Administration: Vasileia Digidiki (Harvard/FXB Center), Myrto Stavridi (NKUA), Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece)
About the program
This annual interdisciplinary three-week course was established in 2022 with the aim of engaging participants both conceptually and in practice with key issues related to contemporary forced migration. A front-line migration country for distress migrants, Greece provides an important location for studying the theoretical and practical aspects of this topic. The curriculum offers approaches to migration policy and practice based on multidisciplinary resources from the legal, medical, environmental, and broader social sciences, and is further enhanced by participation in fieldwork. As Harvard's local global office, CHS Greece has been supporting logistically and administratively, along with CHS US, this joint initiative which connects the two institutions from US and Greece since its first cycle.
Eligibility and scholarship opportunities
Interested graduate and senior undergraduate students may submit their application for one of the two selection procedures depending on their home institution. Harvard candidates can apply through the FXB Center application platform. Students of Greek universities and of academic institutions around the world (non-Harvard) have the opportunity to apply through the RMS Hub application platform.
Harvard applicants with a refugee background and with demonstrated financial need are eligible for two funding opportunities through the Albina du Boisrouvray Scholarship offered by the FXB Center. In addition, non-Harvard candidates who are currently refugees or asylum seekers residing in Greece are given priority for several scholarships offered through NKUA.
Learn more on the course’s webpage on the FXB Center website.