I never knew what motivation was until I walked around a city where I could not understand a single conversation going on around me. The motivation to learn a new language so you can even just order your meal at dinner without having to point at a picture, or even say, “Hello, how are you?” to the locals as you pass by. Fitting into a new culture forces you to try new things.
About the Drury Center in Greece
The Drury Center in Greece opened in 2002 and operated in the city of Volos until 2011, when it moved to its new home on the island of Aegina, in the town of the same name. In the years since its foundation, the DCG has hosted more than 450 students on semester programs and many hundreds more on short-term and custom programs. Semester programs at the Center are open to students of all majors, and the curriculum, while focused on architecture and cultural studies, can be adapted to the needs of individual students. Short-term and custom programs are derived from a range of disciplines, faculty, and universities and typically take place in the December/January intersession and during the summer months.
The Drury Center in Greece: The Fabrika
Our offices and teaching facilities are located in a historic building in the center of town which is called "the Fabrika," as it contained an artisan bakery workshop for many years. It is a spacious, newly renovated, two-story stone and stucco building two blocks from the waterfront, on the town's main cultural and commercial artery, lined with galleries, shops and the Folk Art Museum. This location, one block away from the church and square of Saint Nicholas, and a short walk from the passenger and fishing ports and the bustling harbor area, is ideal for everyday conveniences as well as a starting point for exploration further afield. A one-hour ferry ride separates the Drury Center from the metropolis of Athens.
The Drury Center in Greece: The Stone House
Students are housed in the Stone House, a group of apartments located one block from the Center. Each apartment is fully furnished, and includes access to the central courtyard and/or a private patio or balcony. Both the Center and the residence are very near grocery and other shopping as well as entertainment and recreation opportunities.