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Announcing Science, Education, and Extension (SEE) Inside Greek Agriculture

Ready to join the inaugural session of Science, Education, and Extension (SEE) Inside Greek Agriculture, an NC State Study Abroad Program for May 2024? SEE Inside Greek Agriculture promises an enriching exploration of farms, food production, agricultural practices, agricultural education, and extension services. Immerse yourself in Greek culture as you explore food markets, monasteries, ancient relics, and museums!

This exciting program is set to run from May 11 to 26, 2024, taking you on a captivating journey through the enchanting cities of Thessaloniki, Litochoro, Trikala, Ioannina, and Athens, Greece. Your adventure will commence in Thessaloniki, where you will be accommodated at the American Farm School/Perrotis College. Throughout the program, you will stay in the college residence hall in Thessaloniki as well as local hotels while traveling from Thessaloniki to Athens. Each day will be filled with enlightening lectures and captivating field trips, offering you insights into various facets of agriculture, including fruit, meat, and vegetable markets; animal welfare; the grape and wine industry; the Greek Mediterranean Diet; food labeling and composition; aromatic herbs; and dairy, honey, and olive oil production. Highlights include various tasting events and sensory analysis of olive oil. Beyond academic pursuits, you will fully embrace Greek culture through Greek dance lessons and explore iconic landmarks like Mount Olympus, Delphi, Acropolis Hill, Parthenon, museums, and more!

Applications for this amazing program will open on September 26, and both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. We invite you to attend virtual informational sessions on October 5 at 6:00 p.m. and November 2 at 6:00 p.m. to learn more. On average, one in three NC State study abroad applicants are awarded study abroad scholarships. We strongly encourage all students to apply for both NC State scholarships and external funding. For comprehensive information regarding the course, including application deadlines and costs, please visit the Pack Aboard Portal.

Should you have any inquiries or require additional information, please feel free to reach out to the instructor, Joseph Donaldson, at