The American Farm School Greek Summer

Greek Summer

This is a six-week community service and travel odyssey for high school students that have completed grades 10, 11, or 12. Students spend four weeks living with a family in a small Greek village where they complete a community service project. The project usually involves the construction of a road, park, or town square for the village in which the students live. Participants work with a foreman and their Greek Summer staff, who instruct them in tasks such as cement making and brick laying. At the end of the four week village project students take a ten-day tour through the historical sites of Greece. Having lived in a Greek village, participants experience these sites not as tourists, but with a deeper understanding of Greece and its history.