Discover Hellenic Heritage through philosophy, history and faith.
We start from the founding fathers of Greek philosophy, then move to key moments in Greece’s history and their impact, and end with a look at the Orthodox Faith that has not only shaped the nation, but also rescued its identity during dark times.
This Adventure encourages you to understand your own journey in life, to learn from history and introduces you to Orthodoxy in its purest form.
With degrees from the University of Cambridge (DES) and the University of London (BA Honours), Antonis has had considerable experience (since 1983) in training young adults and professionals. A former teacher at the British Council in Athens where he tutored students studying towards the University of London External BA in English, he has extensive experience in teaching Literature, Theory and Philosophy.
Antonis has also instructed diplomats and members of Diplomatic missions to Athens as well as candidates preparing for the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs examinations for the Diplomatic Corps. Furthermore, he has taught English and Theory of Knowledge for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and served as a moderator and examiner since 2003. He has taught Business English and prepared students for the Certificates in English for International Business and Trade, CEIBT and the Cambridge BEC. He is also a playwright A Slight Absence, Epsilon/Theatre).
Lenia has a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Art History from the University of Athens, Greece, where she focused on modules that explored modern Greek art. She completed her MLitt in Art History at the University of St Andrews and received her PhD from the same institution in 2009.
She has taught at the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee offering courses that cover various aspects and themes of art history from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, such as mythology in arts, portraiture and classicism. Lenia was a Neil Macgregor scholar at the National Gallery, London, doing research for the National Inventory Research Project, and has participated in a number of archaeological excavations in Greece.
Lenia’s primary research concern is the reception and adaption of Classical Greek and Roman art in later cultures. Her doctoral thesis deals with the appropriation of antiquity in fourteenth-century Italy. She is also interested in Italo-Byzantine artistic contacts and has published articles on the influence of Byzantine iconographic types of the Virgin and Child in Italian painting.
Lenia’s other research interests include the Grand Tour and the travels by the British in the eighteenth century to Italy and Greece, and the collections produced from them.
Kostas completed his undergraduate studies in Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology at the University of Cyprus, and then read for a Master of Letters in Late Roman, Early Medieval and Byzantine Studies at the University of St Andrews. After he had completed his military service in the Greek Army, he returned to St Andrews to play some more golf, but also to pursue further research on the Byzantine chronicle tradition, focusing on the text of the Synopsis Chronike, for which he was awarded his PhD in Byzantine Studies. He is currently at the University of St Andrews.
He has taught at the University of St Andrews and Queen’s University, Belfast, covering topics ranging from the history of the Byzantine Empire and Medieval Europe and Middle East, to the Crusades and themes of religious and ecclesiastical history. He has also taught Classical Greek and Modern Greek to foreigners. His research is mainly focused on the tradition of Byzantine Historiography (inter-textuality, narrative structure and literariness of the texts), the period of Late Antiquity and the ‘clash of civilizations’ at the time of the Crusades, as well as the use of History in computer games. Research for the latter has proven particularly arduous.
Vassileia was born in Athens, her parents originating from Urla in Asia Minor. She attended the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens. Eventually preferring communications to medicine, she enhanced her studies in Greek universities as well as in other institutional organizations of the private and public sector e.g. planning & analysis of public policy, insurance and finance, communications, public relations, human resources management, media, finance and development, legal and accounting-taxation issues, advertising, security, quality and accreditation issues, protection and utilization of archives, Greek paleography, bioethics and Greek culture.
Her professional career in the public and private sector includes: team empowerment; culture management; communication strategy and tactics; media relations; text writing and editing; radio broadcasts; international public affairs; human resources management; negotiating legal contracts; structure of cultural nonprofit organizations; organization of public events; fund raising strategies and tactics; and strategic advocacy.
Vassileia is a keynote speaker, article writer and professional trainer, speaking English, French and Spanish. She is the mother of one daughter, and resides in Athens.
Adventure Fees Include
The Αdventure fees are all-inclusive 1 and cover the following:
- Luxury hotel accommodation 2
- 4-Day Premium Cruise to the Aegean Islands
- Events held at the hotel and at the premises of host organizations
- Full medical and travel insurance coverage
- Local transportation with VIP vans
- A tablet, yours to keep, preset with all relevant Αdventure content
- Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at select restaurants
- Admission fees for all site visits
- English-speaking group leaders, guides and facilitators
- Prescience merchandise personalized local gifts, T-shirts, backpacks, etc.
- Daily activity updates to parents, upon request
1excludes inbound/outbound airfare
2fees are based on double occupancy
What You Earn
- Certificate of Completion
- Digital Badges for your participation and performance, to be shared across social networks
- Credits, based on a 96-contact hour Αdventure, subject to the policy and requirements of your institution
- The “Delta Report”, which highlights your leadership potential and shapes your career plan
- Access to our personalized “Prescience Career Advisory Services”
- Access to our “Deltonian Network” of professionals, academics, peers, and like-minded leaders
Note: Although the Prescience Adventures are the same for our high school and college participants, the delivery and emphasis is adjusted to reflect the objectives of our participants. High School and College participants form different and distinct groups which follow their own itinerary.
At the high school level, studying abroad indicates independence, motivation, and a desire to have new experiences and meet new people. For our high school participants, Prescience Adventures are geared more towards gaining new skills and knowledge with the potential to shape their individual goals and directions. High School participants learn about topics of interest to them, while at the same time are immersed in the culture of the country they are visiting and having FUN! This experience will strengthen their college applications; but even if their path after high school leads to travel, the military or joining the workforce, the Prescience Adventures will provide them with the confidence and global perspective that will benefit them in any future endeavor.
While the cultural immersion component is still strong, for our college level participants, there is more of an emphasis on what overseas study can do for their CAREER progression. The locations and curriculum for the Prescience Adventures are specifically tailored to the issues and objectives reflected in the Adventure. College level participants learn how to navigate uncertainty, maximize opportunity, and pursue the career and life they want. In other words, they learn how to make “work” work for them.
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To Join this Adventure:
- Select your Age Group
- Select the available Dates
- Pay the Deposit