Free Summer Courses Offered at the
University of the Peloponnese in Kalamata
Application Deadline Extended Beyond May 5, 2007

The University of the Peloponnese in Kalamata, in collaboration with the World Confederation of Messinians Abroad, the Pan-Messinian Federation of U.S.A. and Canada, and the Pan-Australian Federation of Messinian Organizations, is organizing for the second year in a row free summer courses for 50 students (ages 17-25) of Messinian descent and for 10 schoolteachers (student chaperones) from the U.S., Canada and/or Australia who teach in Greek schools. The duration of the summer course is approximately one month, from July 2-27, 2007.

Courses that will be taught include: Greek language, Greek history, and Greek civilization. Courses will be taught by specialized university professors who are knowledgeable in the English language, through the use of modern audiovisual equipment and specialized courses, for second, third and fourth generation children of the Greek Diaspora.

Lodging and food will be provided for students free of charge. Airfare and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the participating student. The Pan-Messinian Federation of U.S.A. and Canada will contribute the sum of $350.00 towards each student’s airline ticket.

Throughout the duration of the summer school, participating students will have the opportunity not only to take part in educational excursions and to visit the sites and historical monuments of the prefecture of Messinia, but also to swim at and enjoy the most beautiful beaches – all completely free of charge.

Note that the deadline has been extended beyond May 5, 2007. For additional information and to receive an application, please contact: (U.S.) Tom Sotiropoulos 312 953-2235, Fax 847 679-0264; Bill Bebonis
847 414-7726, Fax 312 431-2303; Peter Economopoulos 847 6300655; Peter Horemiotis 630 201-2760.

(Posting date 20 May 2007

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