|Excursion to the pirate stronghold of Gramvousa|
We continued to travel around this corner of the island, interact locally, and take in some beach time and shopping.
Students put in long long hours finishing projects and writing papers as well as participate in a number of activities. The 9 students who studied in the immersion Greek program had a marathon 4-hour Friday class, which included face to face conversation. On Friday night the Institute of Cretan Studies reenacted a summer solstice traditional celebration which coincides with the birthdate of St. John the Baptist's birthday celebrated in the Orthodox calendar on June 24th. All the Emmanuel students actively participated, some re-enacting, others dancing, or jumping over fires, or even in the telling of Cretan rhymes (Mantinades).
Mary Gilcoyne's rendition was by far the best. Mandinades were written and performed for the program and the students individually.
|Left to Right: Jack Davidson, Kelsey Ryan, Mary Gilcoyne, Tom Saade|
|Left to Right: Rachael Montville, Kayleigh Weston, |
Becca Day, Erika Desrochers on the boat to Balos
|Kelsey Ryan preparing her policy paper|
|A painful policy paper workshop|
|Back Row: Tom, Mary, Rachael, Erika, Gretchen, Leo|
Front Row: Jack, Kelsey, Kayleigh, Malora, Julia,