Day 2: Interviews and Understanding Greece

Today we continued our work at school developing our skills as journalists. We began the morning thinking about interviews and the types of questions that we will have to ask while we are in Greece. In order to prepare us for this difficult task, we paired up with some Ross faculty, administrators, and staff to interview them for a hypothetical story. The students fanned out across campus and tried out different interviewing techniques: pen and paper, audio, and video.

Students also began to work on their first articles today. Each student started to produce an article that is an overview of a place that we will be visiting or a broader topic, such as history or geography. We will continue to develop these articles over the course of the trip. We ended the day by discussing one of Greece’s most pressing issues, the refugee crisis. We began to prepare for our visit to a refugee camp early in our trip. We discussed the origins of the refugee crisis and what we can expect when in Greece.

With that, the bags are packed and we are ready to go! The students and staff of the trip are extremely excited to get to start our journey tomorrow and hope that you will enjoy being along for the ride. Follow us right here on our blog for posts, pictures, and videos from our journey. You also can follow along on our trip Instagram: ross_school_greece2018 which we will be updating throughout our time in Greece!