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Camden student studies in Cyprus, Greece

Posted: July 16, 2018 5:32 p.m.
Updated: July 17, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Mary Deese, an Art History major from Camden, was one of 20 Coastal Carolina University students spent nearly a month on a study abroad program in Nicosia, Cyprus and Athens, Greece, to study culture, history and security in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Students in the intensive program explored security issues through direct immersion in the history and contemporary geopolitics of one of the world’s most significant regions. From May 6 to June 4, students studied in Greece and Cyprus, two of the European Union’s safest nations, which feature a developed tourist industry that dates back to the 17th century. From there they examined the complex security framework of the wider region that includes Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Libya, and the Balkans.

In addition to taking two 300-level courses totaling six credits, students attended lectures by internationally renowned security experts, policy-makers and diplomats. They also visited some of the landmark sites of Western civilization, including the Parthenon and Acropolis, and interacted with communities on both sides of the Greek-Turkish divide on the island of Cyprus.

The group stayed in 3-star accommodation and travelled by charter bus while under the institutional umbrella of Coastal Carolina University, Webster University, and the University of Nicosia.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway.

Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 74 major fields of study. Among CCU’s 21 graduate-level programs are 18 master’s degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.

For more information, visit coastal.edu.

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