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MODERN SOLUTIONS TO MODERN PROBLEMS

International experiences are critical in our increasingly global times.  Students need a global perspective to successfully meet the challenges of an ever-connected world.  While travel remains uncertain, we as educators must find alternatives to give students the tools they need to take their place in this changing landscape.

Perrotis College Virtual Lectures have been created to solve many of the problems all of us involved in international education are currently experiencing.

Through Virtual Lectures, faculty get to host an online guest lecture with a professor from Perrotis College, who is an expert in his/ her field. Students gain new information from a distinctly different perspective.

The lectures on the pages that follow are just some of the topics our professors can offer. Ask us about creating a customized lecture for your course. The lectures are conducted synchronously to fit in with your class schedule.

You may choose as few as one or as many lectures as you would like. The lectures provide a wonderful opportunity for universities to think internationally when traveling abroad may not be possible. 

We are adding to the lecture topic list continuously so ask us about new additions, including recorded site visits to industry leaders with a live Q & A session. 

Suggested lecture topics could be found here.

For pricing, information and details please contact Helen (hyaren@afs.edu.gr) or Eleni (ekanty@afs.edu.gr)

Virtual 6 Week Summer Program: Greek Mediterranean Diet

 

Summer Term: June 22 – July 31 (6 weeks)

This is a virtual program which provides engaging and experiential components including Greek food items and virtual site visits. An optional on-site study tour is planning for January or June

The Mediterranean diet has been hailed as one of the healthiest diets worldwide. Following a holistic approach, this course explores both the unique cultural aspects of the Mediterranean Diet in the country of its origin as well as the science behind it.

The Ancient Greek word “diaita” means ‘a way of living’. We embrace this philosophy, providing students a rich understanding of the diet’s unique components:

  • Nutrients
  • Health benefits
  • History
  • Mythology
  • Cultural Food Patterns
  • Food related traditions
  • And the very lifestyle factors that affect one’s health and wellness

Who is this For?

This course applies to a wide range of majors including: Nutrition, Food Science, Anthropology, Agricultural studies, Health & Wellness, Culinary Science, and Tourism & Hospitality. Any student interested in food, well-being, and culture who is open to exploring and enjoying Greek lifestyle will benefit from this program.

Course Highlights:

  • Greek Cultural orientation session
  • Greek cooking class
  • Virtual Thessaloniki Tour
  • Virtual Company visits to Greek Food producers
  • Samples of Greek products sent to you

Virtual 6 Week Summer Program: International Business Research

Summer Term: June 22 – July 31 (6 weeks)

This is a virtual program, allowing students to interact with stakeholders in the Greek food industry, develop cultural competencies and understand the challenges and trends in international food business

Students gain insight into the complexities of international food trade and the food consumption trends of various countries.  In this supervised research, students will get to interview stakeholders in addition to conducting literature reviews of their topic.

Past research topics include:

  • Greek food SMEs (challenges and opportunities for development)
  • Current consumer food trends -the impact on Greek agro food sector
  • The potential of Greek products in US and international food markets

Who is this For?

This course applies to a wide range of majors including: agribusiness, business, marketing international marketing, international business.

Course Highlights:

Students can participate in the below activities:

  • Greek Cultural orientation session
  • Greek cooking class
  • Virtual Thessaloniki Tour
  •  Virtual Company visits to Greek Food producers

 

Virtual Part-Time Year (Fall & Spring)

This program allows students to enroll in two courses over fall and spring, learning about Greek Mediterranean Diet and Greek Wine Business, followed by our study tour in May where students can experience firsthand what they studied all year!

Fall Term:  Greek Mediterranean Diet: Science and Culture (3-credits)

Dates: September 28- December 18

Students can take one course per semester for the academic year 2020-2021, learning the unique components of the Mediterranean diet including health benefits, cultural food patterns and the very lifestyle factors that affect wellness.

Spring Term:  Greek Wine Business (3-credits)

Dates: January 25- April 16

This course introduces the basics of wine production and marketing in Greece and the intricacies involved in creating and promoting country-specific wine, allowing students to gain an understanding of current wine industry/ consumer trends.  The program provides theoretical background into the wine industry while helping students gain an international business perspective much needed in a global economy.

Who is this For?

This course applies to a wide range of majors including: Agribusiness, Business, Marketing International Marketing, International Business Management, Nutrition, Food Science, Anthropology, Agricultural studies, Health & Wellness, Viticulture, Fermentation Studies. Culinary Science, and Tourism & Hospitality. Any student interested in food, well-being, and culture who is open to exploring and enjoying Greek lifestyle will benefit from this program.

 Course Highlights:

  • Greek Cultural orientation session
  • Greek cooking class
  • Virtual Thessaloniki Tour
  •  Virtual Company visits to Greek Food producers

 

Fall Semester Selected Online Courses

Fall Term:

Want to add overseas courses to your current semester while gaining global experience right from the comfort of your home? Perrotis College gives you this opportunity!

We are offering a selection of courses from our majors Agricultural and Environmental Science, Food Science and Technology, and International Business.  Students can earn from 3 to 15 US credits while gaining a unique Greek perspective, both culturally and academically.

What courses are offered online for the Fall 2020 semester?

Agriculture & Environmental Science:

  • Principles of Precision Agriculture
  • Introduction to ICT Systems
  • Medicinal & Aromatic Plant Production
  • GIS in Agriculture & Environment

Food Science & Technology:

  • Contemporary Nutrition
  • Industrial Food Processing
  • Mediterranean Diet: Science & Culture

International Business:

  • Retail Management
  • International Marketing Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Quality in the Agro-Food Sector
    E-Commerce
  • Consumer Behavior & New Product Development

Climate Change:

  • Humanity’s Impact on Climate throughout History
  • Climate Change and Agro-Environmental Health
Optional Study Tour

   

The study tour is open to any student enrolled in an online class at Perrotis College

As the Ancient Greek playwright Euripides once said, “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.”

Some of the benefits of participating in the Perrotis College Study Tour:

  1. See, hear and taste what Greece is all about, surrounded by the people who live there and know it best
     
  2. Consolidate the information learned throughout the program in an experiential way that will remain with you for a lifetime
     
  3. Meet the students from your program and share the experience of exploring Greece together
     
  4. Step out of your comfort zone and discover new things about yourself

 

Program Fees & Dates

 

Virtual 6 Week Summer Program: Greek Mediterranean Diet:

  • 0 credits:
  • 3-credits:

Start of online sessions: Monday, June 22

End of online sessions: Friday, July 31

Virtual 6 Week Summer Program: International Business Research

  • 0 credits:
  • 3-credits:

Start of online sessions: Monday, June 22

End of online sessions: Friday, July 31

Virtual Part-Time Year (Fall & Spring)

  • 0 credits:
  • 6-credits:

Fall Semester:

Start of online sessions: Monday, September 28

End of online sessions: Friday, December 18

Spring Semester:

Start of online sessions: Monday, January 25

End of online sessions: Friday, April 16

Fall Semester Selected Online Courses

  • 0 credits:
  • 3- 15 credits:

Start of online sessions: Monday, September 28

End of online sessions: Friday, December 18

Optional Study Tour

$2,000 per participant (airfare not included)

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