Spring Break Study Trip 2014

Spring Break Study Trip 

Thessaloniki, March 14-23, 2014

Documenting the Urban Crossroads: Culture, History and Language through Media

The aim of this educational trip is for students to be immersed in the long history and rich present-day of the city of Thessaloniki - a diverse cultural crossroads of Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean.

Students will explore Greece’s second-largest city through an intensive documentary production workshop, using video, still images, sound and text to produce their own media projects about the city, while being immersed in the Greek language and in the everyday life of a Greek city.

As part of this experience, students will attend the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, one of the largest and most dynamic documentary film festivals in the region. In screenings, masterclasses, panels and open discussions, students will have the opportunity to meet filmmakers and reflect critically on diverse documentary practices.

Faculty program director: Karen Van Dyck

Trip leader: Toby Lee

For information about schedule, costs and financial aid, please email

Toby Lee tkl9@columbia.edu

Please note that an informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 5:00pm-6:00pm, 617B Hamilton Hall.