The international research trip “Scientific and research trip to the Balkans: Greece and Macedonia", which took place in Greece (Leptokaria) and North Macedonia (Ohrid), was organized by the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. The project is implemented within the framework of the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) programs.

Read more on the website of the Polish Cultural and Educational Center of Pavlo Tychyna USPU.

Vice-Rector for International Relations and Strategic Development Associate Professor Volodymyr Mykolaiko and Director of the Polish Cultural and Educational Center, Acting Head of the Department of World History and Teaching Methods Professor Ihor Kryvosheia ensured the representation and active participation of Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University in the research trip, which was led by Professor Rafal Dymchyk.

The program of the trip was very intense and exciting. First, there was Greece, the Aegean coast, familiarization with the architecture and infrastructure of the city of Leptokaria, which is located at the foot of Mount Olympus, an excursion to the sanctuary of the goddess Demeter and visits to the archaeological museum (Dion), Platamons Castle, feeding the Balkan Sharplanitsa dogs (Bitola) and moving to Ohrid (North Macedonia). The time in Ohrid (a UNESCO World Heritage city) was no less intense. It included lectures by Prof. Andrzej Seradski and Tomasz Majdacki in the ancient amphitheater, excursions led by Prof. Rafał Dymczyk (through the city at night, to Christian churches, underwater archaeology, a visit to the Monastery of St. Nahum, and a short visit to Albania).

The participants began working in groups (2-3 people each) on projects that will highlight the results of the research trip. The trip ended with the presentation of certificates. It was an extremely interesting and exciting experience of learning about countries through travel.

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