Here are my thoughts after returning from a semester in Athens, Greece.
I had a great time and made some fabulous friends while studying abroad my junior year. We ventured around this modern city, clashing with the ancient one in architecture and design, but not in spirit. We drank and danced with the locals around Athens and the islands, explored ancient sites weekly, learned traditional Greek cuisine and relaxed on the island beaches.
During the last few weeks, I spent time on the islands of Paros, Crete, and Santorini, some school trips, others weekends with my friends. But what mattered most about studying in Athens was the people I spent time with and the memories we created.