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Oct. 24, 2003

UW-River Falls Offers Trip to Greece

UW-River Falls is offering students, faculty and the public the opportunity to travel to Greece this summer from May 21-June 5.

Tour participants will explore many ancient sites, including the Acropolis, Delphi and Olympia. In Olympia, participants have the chance to run or walk in their own miniature Olympics.

The visit also includes tours of several islands. Travelers will visit the archaeological sites of Knossos on Crete, the active dig of Akrotori on Santorini, and Delos, the birthplace of gods Apollo and Artemis. The island of Mykonos is known for its windmills and beautiful beaches.

In addition, visitors have the option of taking a trip to the islands of Hydra or Aegina. Also optional is a hike down the Samarian Gorge.

UW-RF English Professor Nick Karolides, developed and honed the Experience Greece Tour over a 15-year period. This year, UW-RF intercultural communications lecturer Pat Hanson is leading the tour. She worked as a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Athens for several years.

UW-RF students can take the Experience Greece Tour for one to three credits by signing up for English 376 or Art 376. The tour is open to 25 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Hanson at 715/425-3971 or


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