In preparation for our 2019 summer study abroad program, we’re featuring each destination of our itinerary here on our blog! Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared the details on our visits to Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France), Geneva (Switzerland), Chamonix (France), Lake Como (Italy), Lugano (Switzerland), and Milan (Italy), and Rome! Our final study abroad stop of the summer is a Forum-Nexus favorite: The island of Rhodes, Greece.
Rhodes (Ródos) is the capital of the Dodecanese islands of Greece. The island is known for being home to the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World! The island is called Rhodes, and we will be staying in the city of Rhodes. One of the main attractions to visit is the Medieval Old Town, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The official language in Rhodes is Greek. Start becoming familiar with basic Greek words and phrases using an app such as Duolingo. The official currency is the Euro.
We arrive to Rhodes on Saturday night, and Sunday is a free day to enjoy the island. Students visiting Santorini or Athens for the weekend should arrive on Sunday evening. Classes in Rhodes will be held in the hotel conference center.
Transportation in Rhodes is most convenient by taxi or on foot. You can arrange for a taxi into the Old Town by visiting the front desk of our hotel. Remember to have enough cash on you – there is an ATM in the hotel lobby.
Explore Rhodes using these guides:
Watch these video resources to learn more about Rhodes and how to make the most of your time on the island:
Rhodes Travel Guide from Holiday Extras:
Top 10 Things to do in Rhodes Island:
The History of Old Town, Rhodes:
In our final days in Rhodes, you’ll have the chance to explore ancient ruins, study for exams poolside, interact with friendly locals, swim in the Aegean Sea, and enjoy traditional Greek meals while celebrating a summer unlike any other.
There’s still time to sign up to study abroad with us this summer! Apply here for a life-changing experience!