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Overall rationale = Arrive on Saturday morning, with lighter scheduling the first two days to allow time/place adjustment. Monday through Friday both weeks are scheduled with school visits and lectures. Weekends have cultural activities and social time.
TRANSPORTATION & NOTES
Friday, 4 May
Depart Michigan for Larnaca
Lansing Departure (morning)
Be at the Lansing Airport by 7:30am.
Overnight on plane
Saturday, 5 May
Arrive in Larnaca, Cyprus
Visit Hala Sultan Tekke:
“The funerary shrine of Umm Haram, a holy woman of Islam, near Larnaca, Cyprus, is the most important pilgrimage site for Muslims on the mostly Christian island of Cyprus” (
Travel to Nicosia
Settle into hostel accommodations:
Mini-bus for the day:
-Airport to Hala Sultan Tekke.
-Hala Sultan Tekke to Nicosia
Sunday, 6 May
Optional Orthodox church service (
Panagia Faneromeni Church
--one of the oldest in the downtown district)
Walking tour of hostel area
Introduction to Peace Education issues and curricula
Day for Cooperation
street festival (beginning at 3:00pm)
. Rena Choplarou
The 6th May 2012 marks the 1st birthday of the Home for Cooperation and the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) is planning a truly memorable celebration.
To celebrate this monumental occasion, a street festival will take place at the H4C from 3pm, which will include a host of activities for all to enjoy. See the attached documents for further details.
Be part of this historic event by joining us for the celebrations and help us make the 6thMay unforgettable!
Located in the Nicosia, Cyprus, buffer zone, the Home for Cooperation (H4C) provides a shared space for inter-communal cooperation and dialogue. Hosting a library and archive, conference and exhibition spaces, and offices, the H4C is the first centre in Cyprus to promote the collective efforts of civil society in engaging in historical inquiry, contemporary understanding and peace building.
Monday, 7 May
Tour of facilities
Meet Study Buddies
Medieval city walls
St. John’s Cathedral
Tuesday, 8 May
Public School Visits
Faneromeni Elementary School
(one of the oldest and most historic schools of Cyprus in the city-center; a multicultural school with innovative school programs)
Cyprus history presentation: Discussion of Peace & Reconciliation Curricula
__North side of Nicosia__
, Walking Tour:
● Büyük Han
● CIty Walls
Wednesday, 9 May
Private School Visits
Private secondary school:
The English School, Nicosia
P. O Box 2375, 1684 Nicosia
(the oldest private school in Cyprus, established by British colonial power in 1900).
Peace Education Lecture: Michalinos Zembylas, Open University
Thursday, 10 May
University of Cyprus (public university)
tour of facilities
introduction to education faculty
Lecture: Higher Ed in Cyprus
University of Nicosia (private university)
tour of facilities
Friday, 11 May
Travel to Limassol
Agios Antonios 18th Elementary School
(one of the most celebrated multicultural schools in which both Greek-speaking and Turkish-speaking students are enrolled; awarded first prize for multicultural education programs in the Commonwealth a few years ago)
Archaeological sites guided tour
13th Century Kolossi Castle;
Folk Art Museum;
2nd Century Kourion
4th Century Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates
Limassol Archaeology Museum (open 9-5)
Overnight in Limassol
Mini-bus for three-day weekend.
Professional Tour Guide, Anthi, for the afternoon.
Saturday, 12 May
Paphos Castle (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Panagia Limeniotissa Basilica near the harbour.
Panagia Chrysopolitissa and Byzantine Basilica
Tomb of the Kings
Overnight in Paphos:
Second day of mini-bus.
Professional Tour Guide for the day
Sunday, 13 May
Travel to Akamas
"Πέτρα του Ρωμιού" (Petra Tou Romiou)=Baths of Aphrodite
Evening: Return to Nicosia
Third day of mini-bus.
Monday, 14 May
9-11am Group Meeting/Debrief (Averof)
Visit the “Home for Cooperation” in the Green Line--the site of the bicommunal organization “Association for Historical Dialogue and Research”. Representatives from other NGOs working for peace and reconciliation in Cyprus
__The Byzantine Museum__
is open for the public Monday-Friday: 0900-1630,
The Art Gallery is open for the public Monday-Friday: 0900-1300/1400-1630, except weekends.
and Art Gallery Archbishop
Tuesday, 15 May
Travel to Troodos Mountains
Rural School Visits
Kakopetria Elementary School
Evrychou Gymnasium and Lyceum
Visit the picturesque village of Kakopetria and churches in Galata and Kakopetria (UNESCO World Heritage sites)
Evening: Return to Nicosia
Mini-bus for the day
This travel route goes through mountains and villages.
Wednesday, 16 May
Peace Players (The English School)
Greek Dance Lesson 4-5pm (Open University)
Thursday, 17 May
Pedagogical Institute (9-11am)
Archaeology Museum (afternoon)
Friday, 18 May
Free day; shopping; packing
Farewell dinner with Study Buddies
International Fair Nicosia, Cyprus
18 - 27 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May
Larnaca Airport: Depart for Michigan
Mini-bus from Nicosia to Larnaca Airport
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Michigan State University
, East Lansing, MI 48824
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