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Webster student, Karen Wharton reflects on her experience at Greek rally

IR Student Reflects on Massive Rally in Athens

February 14, 2018

Learning in a sea of blue and white: With hundreds of thousands attending a rally outside Parliament in Athens over the use of “Macedonia” with the former Yugoslav republic, Webster student Karen Wharton saw a unique chance to experience the issues she studies first-hand. “A few months into my master’s program in international relations, I knew this was a special moment in Greek history.”

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Summer Study Abroad Info Session Rescheduled for Feb. 12

January 30, 2018

An information session for Summer Study Abroad will be held Monday, Feb. 12, from 5-6 p.m. at the Pearson House, room 2. Students will learn about study abroad research opportunities, including coursework, research and field trips, research projects, special scholarship and other funding opportunities. The session will cover two unique research focused programs: "Thailand: Inequality and the Environment" and "Athens: Global Health and Inequality."

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Members of the Webster Athens community hosted a holiday party benefitting the Caritas Refugee Center

Webster Athens Hosts Third Annual Holiday Party for Refugee Children

January 16, 2018

On Dec. 15, Webster Athens hosted the third annual holiday party for the children at Caritas Refugee Center. Approximately 100 children and their parents, mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Northern Africa, attended the party. With money raised, the students were able to purchase toys for each child, food and beverages for the party, decorations and entertainment. In addition, supplies such as diapers and baby food were gathered and taken to one of the facilities where approximately 80 refugee families reside.

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Students in Ancient Olympia

Webster Athens Hosts Successful Heritage Program

August 30, 2017

The twelfth annual AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Journey to Greece program through Webster University Athens completed another successful year. Students of Hellenic descent from all over the U.S. and Canada participated in this month-long heritage program. They studied Greek language, society and culture while earning six academic credits that will transfer back to their home institutions.   

tags: academics, global, athens, diversity and inclusion, webster life, webster today

Samples of handicrafts and popular art from Mexico

Webster Athens Hosts Mexican Art Exhibition

May 18, 2017

The Association of Mexican Artists and Intellectuals in Greece, with the support of the Embassy of Mexico in Athens and Webster University Athens, offered Greek audiences the country's strong artistic tradition which is very much celebrated today. A large sample of internationally renowned and prolific handicrafts and popular art from Mexico were exhibited in Webster Athens Cultural Center.

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attendees from Athans at RAD conference

Athens Students Present on Arts and Learning at RAD Conference

May 10, 2017

The twice-per-year Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference in St. Louis has grown over the past two years, expanding to provide students from any campus or online across the global network the opportunity to participate via pre-recorded presentations or live video conference presentations. This past weekend’s conference was no different, including presentations by Athens students Sally Talal and Maria Stoli.

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Webster Athens Open House: Meet Our Visitors From Greece

April 24, 2017

Faculty and students are invited to an open house to meet with our visitors from Greece on Monday, April 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at The Global Exchange in Sverdrup 107. Webster-Athens’ Vasilis Botopoulos, chancellor and managing director, and Susie Michailidis, vice chancellor for academic affairs, will be available to speak about their campus, their offerings and opportunities for both faculty and students.

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Webster Athens International Security class with professor John Nomikos

International Security Class Visits Migration Headquarters in Athens

February 13, 2017

Students in the International Security class at Webster Athens visited the International Organization for Migration (IOM) headquarters to see first-hand how the migration issue is progressing on a closer and more personal level due to the many numbers of refugees stranded in Greece. Greece is the gateway to Europe for many migrants fleeing from war and persecution in their own countries.

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Webster Athens Students Host 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration for Refugee Children

December 21, 2016

On Dec. 14, Webster and Odyssey in Athens study abroad students once again transformed the Caritas Refugee Center into a festive wonderland for over 100 children who have left their countries due to war and are living in substandard conditions in refugee camps in Greece. Under the guidance of the Office of Student Affairs, this was the second year Webster Athens students planned and organized this party.

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Webster Athens Participates in International Scientific Conference

October 27, 2016

Faculty and staff from Webster Athens participated in and presented papers at eRA-11, the International Scientific Conference, held annually held in September on the premises of Piraeus University of Applied Sciences in Piraeus, Greece. International researchers, scholars, educators and students collaborate met to discuss technological evolution and social progress.

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Webster and Diversity Abroad in Athens

October 24, 2016

In support of diversity in international education, Webster-Athens and Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) hosted Diversity Abroad’s inaugural European workshop on Oct. 4. Provost Julian Schuster delivered the keynote address. This conference supported Diversity Abroad’s outstanding work in the field, and aligned with Webster’s strategic commitment to global innovation through inclusive leadership.

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The data literacy workshop during Gobal Leadership Academy

GLA Wraps Week in Athens: 'I now see the potential'

June 17, 2016

Fellows in the Global Leadership Academy's 2016 cohort concluded an intensive week in Athens. Now in its fifth year, the yearlong program brings together a diverse group of faculty, staff and administrators from across Webster University to better understand the network and of their own leadership capabilities, and the past week had a great impact in both respects.

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