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Return to Canada


ώρα να πούμε αντίο! Time to say goodbye!

A day that none of us has been looking forward to is here. We have had our last gyro, our last Sirtaki, our last sighting of Grecian beauty. 

The program may have come to an end, but the memories that we have made here will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Whether it is the hustle and bustle of Athens’ Plaka neighbourhood, the serene natural beauty of Syros’ Galissas beach, the breathtaking phenomena of Oia’s sunsets, or the amazing flavour of Cretan cuisine, when we think back on these moments, they will surely bring a smile (or a tear) to our faces. 

After an unforgettable evening of food, dance,  and music at our banquet last night, we have piled onto the bus, driven to the airport, and arrived back at Toronto Pearson. 

On the flight, everybody was abuzz with conversations about their favourite memories, things that they will miss, and having their last reflections on the experience of a lifetime that was Global Summers Academy Greece August. 

The scene at Pearson yesterday was extremely  bittersweet, as new friends had to say goodbye, students reunited with their parents, and teachers said good luck for the future. Needless to say, many tears were shed, but they were tears of joy. We can feel comforted in the fact that each one of us had an unforgettable experience of joy, expanded horizons, friendship, and learning. 

We say goodbye for now, but not farewell. Our students will undoubtedly stay connected, and it is certain that many of them will want to return to Greece in the future. 

On behalf of the Global Summers Academy Greece August staff, I would like to wish all of our students the absolute best on all of their future endeavours, whether that is going off to postsecondary, starting off in the workforce, entering their grade 12 year, or coming back to Global Summers for another program next year. We will not forget the wonderful experiences we had with each and every student on our program as we say goodbye and good luck. 

Thank you to everyone who made this special program what it was; the experience of a lifetime. 

Aντίο και καλή τύχη! Goodbye and good luck!

-Harrison R., Activity Coordinator