Eric Scheuch CC’21

Kalimera! My name is Eric, and I'm a sophomore in Columbia College who spent last summer falling in love with the beautiful, incredible country of Greece! Between sampling delectable street food, discussing politics with locals on the beach, and watching sunsets that took my breath away, I dove into the rich tapestry of Greek history, culture, and art through a mixture of dynamic class discussions and hands-on field visits, to sites as diverse as ancient ruins, avant-garde art galleries, and an abandoned mansion-turned contemporary art installation. We capped off our adventure by curating and producing an art exhibit in Athens, under the guidance of local artists, curators, and outstanding Columbia faculty. I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about my experience in Greece, the academics of the program, staying safe while abroad, what it's like to study abroad after your freshman year, or the challenges of studying abroad outside of your major. I hope to hear from you soon!