We, at the Traveling Students Academy, believe that education is the most powerful way to change the world. Education enables us to know the world beyond our own surroundings by expanding our vision, creating awareness and -above all- develop a disciplined life. And when we combine education with travel, it creates the opportunity to learn about things that cannot be experienced at home or in a classroom.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Even though education is conventionally segmented into disciplines and subject areas, the world isn’t, and our minds aren’t. At the Traveling Students Academy, we promote cross-disciplinary education. We believe that experiencing a different culture opens the mind to seeing the world differently and that Greece’s rich ancient history holds lessons for engineers and accounts and chemists, as well as philosophers and historians and poets.
Dr. Charlotte Thomas
Dr. Thomas is a Professor of Philosophy at Mercer University, co-Director of the McDonald Center for America’s Western Foundations, and Director of the Great Books Program. She has been directing Study Abroad Programs for 20 years.
Julian studied archaeology in Canada and in Britain, holds an MA in Heritage Management and took part in various excavations. Over the past few years, Julian creates and leads tours for schools and universities that visit Greece and Italy.
George Kokkos holds a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Wales in Britain. For the past decade George has placed a focus on educational tourism, and has lectured extensively on the subject of democracy.
As an enthusiastic, fun and proactive tour manager, Euphrosyne has a decade of experience in leading groups of students from all over the world. She has created and led uniquely educational tours and experiences in Athens and all over Greece.
That’s a 5 out of 5! Excellent service, very knowledgeable staff and so very easy to work with. Lucas was a treat! Definite thumbs up and recommended to anyone planning the trip from the US to Greece
Yes… The ‘Traveling Students Academy’ will be our go-to agent from now on. We have had outstanding support from Euphrosyne who carefully worked with my team and me to make sure we have the best experience possible. Thank you guys
Full marks to your crew. George and Lucas provided just the right mix of history, insights into ancient and modern Greece, fun times and amusing anecdotes. Their wealth of knowledge of Ancient Greece and Rome made our time in Athens so enjoyable! I’d highly recommend ‘Traveling Students Academy’ to any academic organizing a trip to Athens and the Greek mainland.