(Nov. 16, 2015) – In the new Career & Academic Advising Center at the Tarpon Springs campus, a Skype meeting took place between campus provost Dr. Marvin Bright and his team along with the city council of Kalymnos, Greece. With the new technology in the Advising Center, a video feed streamed the city council meeting and the SPC participants across the Atlantic so they could engage in dialogue about potential future international programs.
Kalymnos has ties with Tarpon Springs in particular. Locals know Tarpon Springs as a Greek community, and many Tarpon Springs residents are the descendants of Greek immigrants primarily from Kalymnos, said Romana Kirsch, director of the Center for International Programs at the Tarpon Springs campus.
In May 2016, a study abroad group is going to Kalymnos for college credit and cultural enrichment. Applications for this trip must be submitted by February 5, 2016: http://www.spcollege.edu/greece/
According to Dr. Bright, the goal of today’s meeting was to discuss possible future opportunities for SPC students to travel to Kalymnos for educational enrichment, language experiences, and exposure to Greek culture. The Skype meeting discussed the possibility of having host families in Kalymnos take in SPC students who are a part of the program.
To learn more about International Programs and study abroad opportunities, you can visit their website: http://www.spcollege.edu/studyabroad/