Experiential Learning

Team Members

Nikos Michailidis


Nikos received his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. His research interests are political anthropology, arts, Mediterranean studies, and culture and diplomacy. He is also a musician and performer of the Pontian lyra and has recorded and released several CDs.

Vicky Hioureas


Vicky is a PhD candidate in Byzantine History at Princeton University. She has a passion for the folk traditions of Greece and southeastern Europe, and spends her spare time researching the rural sartorial customs of the Greek countryside and playing the Byzantine kanun.

The feeling of being lost in time and geography with months and years hazily sparkling ahead in a prospect of inconjecturable magic
Patrick Leigh Fermor, English Writer
There is nothing permanent except change.
The light of Greece opened my eyes,
penetrated my pores,
expanded my whole being.
Henry Miller, American writer
We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature,
our religion, our arts have their root in Greece”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, English Poet
As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
Ithaca, Constantinos P. Cavafy
Education is the kindling of a flame,
not the filling of a vessel
The sea was sapphire coloured, and the sky burned
like a heated opal through the air;
We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fair.
For the blue lands that to eastward lie.
Oscar Wilde, Writer