This experience so far has been truly breathe taking, the exposure to the land, culture and language is enlightening and whether in the classroom or outside, there is so much learning and realization taking place. I challenge and expect people to come around and see things in a different perspective, as things are not as they are back home. There is a certain way of life, and a certain way to act in this area of the world very much still built on respect. Understanding you're surroundings and knowing how to act is critical, no matter how easy going and accomodative the locals are. There is a certain simplicity that exists here that truly makes you feel that this is how life should be ( or to me anyway). The sights are unbelievable and you feel as if you are living inside a brochure for paradise. This is an all around enriching program and even though we are still in the early stages, I feel as if this is one of the better decisions a student can make. Dr. Vamvakas is extremely helpful in all aspects and truly enjoys sharing this experience with us. The days are packed, and the learning and exposure doesn't stop. The women here who run the institute are sweet hearts, and they treat you as if you are their own. The institute its self is very well kept, and just all around comfortable. There is so much to say, and so much to share, but at the end of the day reading this will give you no real justification. Get here.