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Former AHI Foundation Participant Details Expedition of Cyprus
June 1, 2016—No. 24 (202) 785-8430

Former AHI Foundation Participant Details Expedition of Cyprus

WASHINGTON, DC — From time to time, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) presents updates on alumni of the AHI Foundation Study Abroad program or former interns.

Alexi Antoniou, a participant on the 2011 AHI Foundation Study Abroad program, has launched a blog, “Circumventing Cyprus” that details his expedition around the entire island of Cyprus—over 400 miles in 60 days—to gather stories, pictures, and information about what unites this divided island. He is joined by his sister, Anna Antoniou, and cousin, Vasili Sotiropoulos. The group received a National Geographic Society Young Explorers grant and raised more than $6,000 from a crowdsourcing campaign.

“We are proud to see all of our Study Abroad alumni continue to take significant interest in the countries they visited following their time in the program,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said.  “Overall, it speaks to the quality and talent of students in the Greek American community.  Alexi is our most recent example of this success story, and we wish him the best going forward.”

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.


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