Hannah Zoppi / 2012 / Flagler College

“I’m Hannah, 23 years old and a graduate of Flagler College with a degree in Theatre Arts! I had an incredible college experience in which I discovered I learned best through traveling. I spent 2012 on Paros Island, Greece where I took my first art class, fell in love with art– visited different countries, fell in love with life, and realized that I wasn’t nearly ready to be grounded any time soon”

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Maria Babrick / Spring 2010 / Grand Valley State University

Maria joined HISA for the sprint semester of 2010. In her blog she describes her experiences on HISA excursions through Paros and to other islands, complete with pictures form her time here. She also has a page dedicated to the mid-term Turkey trip, in which the students traveled to Selcuk, Ephesus, Pamukale, and Cappadoccia.

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Ellie Manos / Summer 2013

Ellie attended HISA in the Summer of 2013 with a Hellenic Legacy Scholarship and studied writing under George Crane, HISA instructor and author of “Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia”. Here we have a brief account of her time at HISA.

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Nina Giselle / Fall 2010 / Lewis and Clark College

Nina Giselle offers detailed descriptions of her experiences on HISA excursions and artistic process throughout her time on Paros in her blog creatively entitled “Escaping the Gumption Trap”.

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Jess Fry / Spring 2013 / Chapman University

“I’m Jess, a junior at Chapman University in Orange, California, majoring in Creative Writing. When I’m not a school I live in Ocean City, a small town on the eastern shore of Maryland. I studied abroad the spring semester of 2013 in Paros Island, Greece. I fell fast and I fell hard for everything about the island and made it a goal to return. I’m heading back Paros this spring for a four month excursion in hopes of re-immersing myself in the culture, the food, and the arts. I’m inspired mostly by the places I travel and the people I meet along the way.”

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