1 Month, 31 Days, 744 Hours, 44640 Minutes

Oh, or 2678400 seconds. What’s this countdown you ask?

Wait for it… 

I’m going to Greece!

Yes, you heard right. 

A few months ago I was accepted to study abroad at the American College of Greece in Athens, and just recently I received my student visa which makes it official! I am excited to begin this journey abroad and hope you’ll stick around to hear about my travels.

And be super jealous of all the places I go and see.

I am enrolled in four classes and will be living right on campus. Even though I am not quite sure what to expect upon arrival, it’ll be an adventure of a lifetime.

Here’s to hoping I like it. 

While I still have your attention, thought you’d like to learn a little bit about where I’ll be living for the next few months.

Fun facts:

  • Greek is the official language spoken in Greece.

Probably should learn a few words…

  • Greece features thousands of islands, including destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos.
  • The Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece, and Athens most recently hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 2004.
  • The saying “taking the bull by its horns” comes from the Greek myth of Hercules saving Crete from a raging bull by seizing its horns.
  • Approximately 16.5 million tourists visit Greece each year, more than the country’s entire population.
  • About 7% of all the marble produced in the world comes from Greece.
  • In Greece, people celebrate the “name day” of the saint that bears their name rather than their own birthday.
  • Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine—or 3,000 sunny hours—a year.

Sunglasses and floppy hats for the win.

That’s all for now! But as I continue to post throughout my adventures, you’re welcome to share them and be sure check out the connect page because I hope you’ll all keep in touch.

Much love, bye. 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Becky says:

    Sounds wonderful, Emma! We’ll be thinking of you. It is some place we hope to go one day!

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  2. Lisa Christen says:

    I am excited for you and I will definitely be following along!

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  3. What an amazing experience Emma!!! How do I subscribe to your blog? I don’t want to miss a post!!!!!

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    1. Emma Leverich says:

      Thank you, Aunt Barb! You should be able to enter your email at the bottom of the page where it says “follow this blog”.

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