case heritage studies course
case heritage studies course

Experience a unique and memorable summer in the Mediterranean landscape of Athens, the birthplace of democracy – surrounded by monumental temples and sites – and develop and practise skills, concepts and knowledge required for your highschool studies and your future career.

Explore the treasures of the past, attend an excavation unearthing artifacts and participate in hands-on workshops and sessions that help you prepare and feel confident for your high school and academic studies.

Experience a unique and memorable summer in the Mediterranean landscape of Athens, the birthplace of democracy – surrounded by monumental temples and sites – and develop and practise skills, concepts and knowledge required for your highschool studies and your future career.

Explore the treasures of the past, attend an excavation unearthing artifacts and participate in hands-on workshops and sessions that help you prepare and feel confident for your high school and academic studies.

case heritage studies course
case heritage studies course

What is the
“Uncover your Past – Discover your Future” Course about?

This course explores how the past shapes our identity in the present and forms the future with focus on some of the most prominent monuments and sites of Ancient Greek Civilization.
In order to examine the past, you will focus on a variety of subjects, most of which have their roots in the Ancient Greek Civilization; these range from history, archaeology, architecture, arts to mathematics, science and digital technologies. Through concept-based learning and exploration of subject-content of these subjects that are part of the school curriculum, you will develop both disciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding required for any high school programme and your future career.
Understanding the past and our identity is a complex matter that requires lifelong learning skills to tackle it. Critical thinking, research, communication and reflective skills are only some of the skills that you are going to practice in the interactive workshops and project-based sessions of the course.
At the end of the course, you will participate in an excavation and implement the skills, concepts and knowledge into a monument or site of your choice to apply what you have learnt and practiced. You will have the opportunity to take it away back home in a digital form.
At last, but not least, you will participate in fun social activities, sport activities at the beach, guided tours and tasting the Greek Cuisine. You will create new friendships and enjoy the sun and the beach in Athens. These highlight a memorable summer.

case heritage studies course
Participants
Each course will have 15-20 students.
Course duration
7 days including arrival and departure
Dates

28June-02 July 2022
09-15 October 2022
19-25 February 2023

Programme fees
1500€ plus VAT & airplane tickets
Safety
Each group will be supervised by 4-6 escorts for 24hours daily.
Travel
Transportation from/to the airport and all activities is included.
Food
3 meals per day and special diet preferences are included.

What is the learning outcome of the
“Uncover your Past – Discover your Future” Course?

  • To learn about the Ancient Greek civilization, the foundation of western civilization
  • To learn about the value of the past and how it shapes our identity today
  • To learn about the most prominent monuments of the past, such as the place where democracy was born, by visiting them in their original physical location
  • To learn how artefacts tell a story and reflect culture
  • To learn the foundation and origin of subjects studied in high school
  • To learn subject-content through concept-based learning, from history, philosophy, mythology to sciences, mathematics and digital technologies
  • To develop disciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding of subjects studied in high school
  • To learn in small groups through hands-on workshops
  • To practice lifelong learning skills such as research, critical thinking, problem solving, time-management, communication, leadership and reflective skills
  • To attend and participate in an active excavation practicing the gained skills, concepts and knowledge
  • To understand how the specific subject knowledge and skills acquired in the course can be useful in your future studies and career regardless of what career path you decide to follow

What does the
“Uncover your Past – Discover your Future” Course include?

  • Interactive workshops and project-based sessions led by experienced teachers
  • 24 hours tuition
  • 15-20 students per session
  • All day supervision of students by experienced professionals
  • Accommodation in a cozy hotel with a swimming pool
  • Visits and guided tours to the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora – the birthplace of democracy
  • Visit to the Panathenaic Stadium where the Modern Olympic Games were revived – participation in ancient sports with awards and olive branch like the ancient Olympic victors, and photographs on the podium
  • Visit and participation in an active archaeological excavation
  • A dinner with the Ambassador of Norway

  • A fun day at the beach in the Mediterranean Sea with sport activities and barbecue
  • A dinner where you cook an Ancient Greek recipe and taste it with your friends
  • A pottery workshop
  • Social and fun activities
  • All meals
  • A certificate of attendance

Facilities

The College Year in Athens will host the sessions of the course in their premises (classroom space, library, cafeteria etc.), The Norwegian Institute at Athens and the College Year in Athens faculty will conduct some of the planned lectures.

  • College Year in Athens College Year in Athens

    CYA

  • Norwegian Institute at Athens Norwegian Institute at Athens

    NIA

  • College Year in Athens College Year in Athens

    CYA

  • Norwegian Institute at Athens Norwegian Institute at Athens

    NIA

  • College Year in Athens College Year in Athens

    CYA

  • Norwegian Institute at Athens Norwegian Institute at Athens

    NIA

  • College Year in Athens College Year in Athens

    CYA

  • College Year in Athens College Year in Athens

    CYA

  • Norwegian Institute at Athens Norwegian Institute at Athens

    NIA

  • College Year in Athens College Year in Athens

    CYA

  • College Year in Athens College Year in Athens

    CYA

  • College Year in Athens College Year in Athens

    CYA

Teaching Staff

Afroditi Chatzoglou

Afroditi is the founder of Case Heritage Studies. She has worked for many years in the archaeological sector and in international education. She is passionate about showing to students how the past is interconnected with the present and shapes the future. She has offered as an educator various trips in which students had the opportunity to develop skills and understanding through interactive activities with background the historical past.

After graduating from the Department of History & Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Afroditi continued her studies in Archaeological Heritage & Museum Studies in the University of Cambridge in the UK where she received an MPhil and PhD degree.

Most recently she has earned a Certificate in School Management & Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School as well as a Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies: Educational Assessment from the University of Cambridge.

Delia Tzortzaki

Delia is the Legal Representative of the Norwegian Institute at Athens / University of Bergen, where she works as adviser. She holds a Ph.D. in Museology (Roskilde University, Denmark), an MA in Gallery Studies (University of Essex, UK) and a BA in Archaeology-History of Art (National and Kapodistrian University, Greece). In 1993 Delia organized the first course in Museology in Greece, at the Athens College (Adult Education Programs) and since then she has been working almost uninterruptedly as a university lecturer in museology and curation studies (Panteion University, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens School of Fine Arts).

Between the years 1998-2004 Delia Tzortzaki worked as research collaborator at Roskilde University (Department of Communication). Furthermore, Delia has held scientific and administrative posts in Athenian museums and cultural bodies including the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (state competition by the Supreme Personnel Selection Council, ASEP in 2010). In 2018 she represented the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Norwegian Institute at Athens by curating Beat: From portraits to selfies (Old Library, ASFA), a collaboration between ASFA and the University of Agder (Norway). Her main research interests focus on the evolution of the museum phenomenon, the epistemology of digital heritage and novel curation practices including the reuse of deadstock fabrics within sustainable heritage and circular economy.

Delia is the main editor of the collective volume The Theory of Museology. Main Schools of Thought 1960-2000 (in print). More recent publications: “On the border of the culturally ‘known’: European Everything and the presence of Sami in documenta 14”, FIELD, 18/19, spring 2021 (accessed 3.1.2022) and “From the Ideal to the Spectacular. Hellenic Antiquity and the Discourse of Authenticity”, Museologica Brunensia, 2019/08/02, 2-14.

Accommodation

Case Accommodation Civitel Hotel

Students will stay in triple rooms, but they can choose to stay in single room for 85€ per day, or in four bed room for 120€ per day.

Students will stay at Civitel Attik & Civitel Esprit Hotel located just a few meters away from the Olympic Stadium, where the 2004 Olympic Games were hosted, and from two of the most important shopping centers in Athens, Golden Hall and The Mall Athens. Students will have the opportunity to relax in this family hotel that lies among pastel-coloured buildings and gardens and has a swimming pool and spacious restaurant with a garden. Students can socialize in spacious common rooms or in the large open-air terrace under the shadow of olive trees which is ideal for social and fun activities.

Case Accommodation Civitel Hotel
Case Accommodation Civitel Hotel
Case Accommodation Civitel Hotel

Each room service includes:

  • WiFi
  • Free Mini Bar with soft drinks, mineral water & snack
  • Free Room service (07:00 – 22:30)
  • Private balcony
  • Satellite TV
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Signature bathroom amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool Towels
  • Soundproof windows
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Writing desk
  • Electronic locks
  • Electronic safe deposit box to secure passport, money and valuable items
  • Individually controlled air condition
  • Wake-up call service

Civitel Attik & Civitel Esprit facilities and services include:

  • 24 hours concierge and reception
  • Porter service
  • Air condition
  • Free Room service (07:00 – 22:30)
  • Bar Restaurant (12:00 – 22:30 / last order 22:00)
  • Breakfast (07:00 – 10:30)
  • Breakfast box (upon request)
  • Outdoor swimming pool (operating the summer period)
  • Sun loungers, umbrellas and pool towels
  • Elevator (wheelchair accessible)
  • Luggage Scale Service (extra charge)
  • Daily maid service
  • Soundproof windows
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning service
  • Wakeup call service
  • Free WiFi internet connection
  • Postal, parcel and courier services
  • Printer and photocopying service
  • E-mail and fax services
  • Luggage storage

Students can relax in the outdoors seasonal swimming pool surrounded by a beautiful garden.

If you would like more information or to speak to us, please send us your message at
Civitel Attik & Civitel Esprit hotel is a secure premise with 24 hours reception.

Contact information of Civitel Attik & Civitel Esprit Hotel
11 Olimpias str. 151 24 Maroussi, Attica, GreeceT. +30 210 6101000. +30 210 6898195. attik@civitelhotels.com

Information for parents

Case Information for parents

Students will have the opportunity to spend a week in Athens exploring knowledge, concepts and skills required for high school studies and future career with background the most prominent monuments and sites of Ancient Greek Civilization. They are going to explore how the past shapes our identity in the present and forms the future through a variety of subjects, from history and archaeology to mathematics and digital technologies. At the same time, they are going to relax, enjoy the sun and have fun with their peers by participating in social and sport activities at the beach and the stadium where Modern Olympic Games were revived.

If you are interested in following your child during the same period or expand your family vacation, we can organize this for you as well.

Health & Safety

Health, safety and pastoral care is our priority for all our students.

Your stay

Health

Students must have the European Health Card Insurance that allows them to access public health care in another EU/EEA state for free or at a reduced rate. You can find out more information about the European Health Card Insurance, including how you can apply for or renew it and what does it cover here

Safety

Safety of all our members, students and teachers, is of paramount concern. Teachers, assistants and supervisors will be within an approved ratio to make sure that all students are safely supervised at all times. Teaching facilities and hotel are secure premises with reception to ensure the safety of students of this age. Teachers, assistants and supervisors are responsible for the students and knowing where they are at all times, including their medical condition and special routines where necessary. In addition, accompanying staff is equipped with the first-aid kit and life-saving training to meet the needs and demands for the course.

Pastoral Care

We provide excellent pastoral care to our students. Teaching staff, assistants and supervisors are all professionals who hold teaching degrees and are licensed to work with students of this age. There are specific instructions and procedures that we follow for the safety of our students that are clearly communicated to all teaching staff and supervisors and to parents and students prior to arrival in Athens. You will receive an information pack that includes explicit information about the health and safety of our students shortly after your booking.

There is a Programme Counsellor who is responsible for all students at any time of the day and night while they are in Athens. Students can contact the Programme Counsellor at any time to discuss any issues and receive the required help and assistance.

Insurance

We recommend that students are insured by their own insurance scheme for their travels to and from Athens and for their stay in Athens. Insurance schemes can cover, for example, cancellation of course and travel tickets occurred by the participant student, loss of personal belongings, baggage, money and valuables, and emergent medical expenses.

Arrivals and Departures
Arrival date is organized on Sunday before the course week and departure in on Saturday after the course. The flights to Athens are usually direct flights or with one transit and the travel time is between 3-6 hours. If you choose to book your flight through us, there is a standard fee of 500€. We will have an assistant waiting for you in the airport in Norway and travel with you to Athens. After you land in Athens, our supervisors will be there to meet you and safely transfer you to the hotel with the rest of the group. If you choose to book your flight by yourself, the cost of the flight depends on the time of the booking. Greeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel is included in the course fee.
What to bring

Students should bring only 1 piece of checked luggage up to 23 kg and one small personal item (max 8 kg). Please visit the following link for further information about baggage when travelling with Aegean Airlines and SAS 

What to pack

Athens has a Mediterranean climate with mild and moderately rainy winters and sunny and hot summers. In summer, the temperature usually reaches 35 °C , but at times it can go up to 40 °C When you finalize your booking, you will receive a list with what you need to pack for your stay in Athens. Here is an indicative list of what you will need to pack.

  • Passport & insurance card
  • 1 swimming backpack that includes sunscreen, swimming suit, towel and a change of clothes
  • Pocket money
  • Mobile phone
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Workbook and pencil case for reflections
  • Small backpack for day travelling
  • Toiletries
  • Practical and comfortable clothing
  • Medication (if necessary)
Pocket money

Students should bring pocket money for water, snacks, and personal expenses such as souvenirs and small gifts. They should not use ATM cards as pocket money. ATM cards can be used, however, for emergencies and/or shopping. Students are responsible for their own money, personal belongings, and valuables at all times. Students are advised to keep money and valuables in the electronic safe deposit box at the hotel.

Please fill in the contact form and we will get in touch with you

case heritage studies

The course is supported by Skagerak
International School in Norway.

© Copyright 2021 - Case Heritage Studies.

The course is supported by Skagerak
International School in Norway.

case heritage studies

© Copyright 2021 - Case Heritage Studies.