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Documenting Historical Cultural Artifacts and Traditions in Paros, Greece

Julia Greece Testimonial

This trip has been the greatest experience of my life. Everyone always told me that studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity and they were all right. Coming here has reinforced my dream of traveling. Coming to Paros has shown me that there is so much more of the world to see, and I want to see it. – Julia

This is an international service-learning course that takes place on the Greek island of Paros.

Service projects will include, but are not limited to:

  • Producing promotional videos for local tourism; documentary videos of disappearing island lifestyles, cultural and archeological sites; producing 3D graphical recreations of archeological locations.
  • Classroom work will include work on documenting cultural artifacts and historical sites, strategies for the local service learning projects and review of work in progress.
  • Classroom experiences will be supplemented by required afternoon or evening field trips to experience museums, churches, archeological sites, contemporary art galleries, and cultural events on Paros.
  • Working with local residents, Innovaros and Parosweb.com.

Program Date

Summer Session I, 2017
Study on Paros: May 18 – June 8, 2017

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Past Projects

“The Ancient Cemetery; Parian Burial Traditions”

Students and faculty of the IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing produced this documentary during their Study Abroad Trip to Paros, Greece in 2016. This 6 minute video documentary tells the story of a local archeological site in the town of Parikia, Paros, Greece, and the incredible ancient history surrounding it.

“The Kastro of Parikia”

Students and faculty of the IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing produced this documentary during their Study Abroad Trip to Paros, Greece in 2016. This 6 minute video documentary tells the story of an ancient Greek temple, a byzantine structure, and the modern church, and how and why they were constructed in the town of Parikia, Paros, Greece.

“The Bees of Paros”

In this documentary by student Jacob Harris, two beekeepers talk about the importance of bees in their lives and how it impacts the island of Paros, Greece.

Despotiko: An Unknown Treasure

Students and faculty of the IUPUI School of Informatics produced this documentary during their Study Abroad Trip to Paros, Greece in 2015.

This video tells the story of a relatively unknown, but significant, archeological site named Despotiko and the incredible ancient history surrounding it. It also looks at the recent efforts to understand the site and reconstruct parts of it to its original dimensions.

The Essence of Parian Marble

An Interview with Aristides Varrias. In this interview, a local marble sculptor describes the historical importance of the marble that can be found only on Paros, Greece.

Birth of Apollo

An Interview with Avgi Kalogianni. In this video, a local tour guide of Paros, Greece describes the importance of the Greek God Apollo and the influences on ancient practices and culture.

The Discovery of an Unknown Treasure

An Interview with Yannos Kourayos. In this video, the head archeologist of Despotiko describes his work and the significance of the site in ancient Greek culture.

Project Archive