The Drury Center is based on the island of Aigina, in the town of the same name. Our facilities building is a large, newly renovated, two-story stone and stucco building located two blocks from the waterfront area. The building, which used to be called "the Fabrica" contained an artisan bakery workshop for many years.
The location is ideal – in the center of town in a mixed residential and commercial area, on Petriti Street (which is named Aphaias further south). Petriti is 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 the Drury Center in Greece's function and needs.
Program requirements: It is strongly recommended that students sign up early for this program. Availability is limited. No more than 24 students from architecture and other disciplines are approved to study in Greece each semester. This program is approved to fulfill the architecture study abroad requirement. Prerequisites are GLST 101, GLST 102, GLST 201, at least junior status and a 2.75 GPA. All participants will be expected to attend mandatory orientation sessions the semester before travel.
Students are housed in furnished apartments located one block from the Center. During non-field work weeks, classes will typically meet Monday through Thursday, within the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no classes on Friday. Students have 24-hour access to the Center and its amenities, and may work and study at the Center. Their work will be supervised and assessed consistently. There are midterm and final assignments and presentations as well as intermediate critiques structuring the progress of work. Those students enrolled in Global Studio (both fall and spring semesters) will present their work to the Drury Community on the first Friday of February the following year. The academic schedule generates the same number of hours per course as at Drury University, while concurrently adapted to the special needs of the program and its context.
The Drury Center in Greece has been further developed to ensure the participation of Drury students and faculty from every department and school. The geographic location of the Center within Greece guarantees the international character of the program, confirms Drury University's continued commitment to the Liberal Arts traditions, and extends the interdisciplinary character and educational mission of the undergraduate CORE Curriculum program. The course framework and program schedule are designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and faculty development. Departments are encouraged to develop facets of this program to satisfy major requirements and to enable Drury University faculty to participate.
Drury University Center
Students can receive mail at this address. Parents and others who wish to send mail to students should include the student's name above the Drury University Center address.
Office phone: 011 30 22975 00404
Office fax: 011 30 22975 00383
Aliki M. Seemann