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Athens, Greece: History, Culture, and Archaeology of Greece
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Anelia Slavoff

Liberal Arts Major(s): Communication Arts and Sciences, History
Minor: Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Hometown: Poolesville, Maryland

What was the best part of your experience?

I really loved being able to visit the sites that I have been reading about throughout my various history classes. It is really amazing to be able to stand right where the history actually took place, and this program has provided me with the opportunity to do just that. This program has truly made history come alive in a way that I have never experienced before.

This program has truly made history come alive in a way that I have never experienced before.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience has been incredibly beneficial academically because I was able to add a minor in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, a field I have always been interested in, through the completion of this program and one additional course.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

I am not entirely sure what I want to do with my career, but an education in Classics can be beneficial regardless of what path I go down. This period of history provides context for everything that transpires after it, and it is always important to consider context when working in any field that deals with history and historical interpretation.

How has the Paterno Fellows Program had an impact on this experience?

The Paterno Fellows Program affected my decision to do this experience because I ended up double majoring in History and CAS to meet the program's double major requirements, which actually led me to this specific program. For my Schreyer thesis I decided to combine my interest in rhetoric with my interest in history, and I've decided to focus on ancient female rhetoricians and their impact on later scholarship. I thought it would be incredible to study Ancient Greece to get further context for this area of interest, and this program provided the perfect opportunity to do so. If it had not been for Paterno Fellows, I may not have gone down this path with my areas of study and ended up where I am today.

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