The CIG collaborates with various of its participating educational institutions to host undergraduate and graduate students in Athens for three-month internships throughout the academic year.


Wilfrid Laurier University Intern

Ailidh Hathway
(September to December 2016)

Ailidh Hathway is a fourth-year Undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She is majoring in Archaeology and Heritage studies and has taken many Near Eastern and Classical courses. Ailidh is particularly interested in osteology and paleopathology, as well as the material culture of Bronze Age Crete. However, her interests keep expanding as she furthers her education and she has recently become interested in the discipline of geography and how it can be used in archaeological studies. After Ailidh graduates she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in archaeology and related studies.

Ailidh participated in the inaugural excavations on the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project, located in Jordan, during the summer of 2014. Since then, she has gained valuable field experience working for a CRM company excavating various pre-contact and historic sites within Ontario. She hopes to gain as much experience as she can during her time in Athens and visit the archaeological sites and Museums, as well as hopefully make it out to some of the islands.


University of Waterloo Intern

Holly Patrick
(January to April 2017)

Holly Patrick is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. She is majoring in Classical Studies and minoring in History and Religious Studies. Holly’s main interests are the social aspect of ancient history with a broad focus from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period as well as material culture of the Bronze Age Minoans. Post-graduation, Holly hopes to pursue teaching History, Religion, and Latin at a high-school level.

Holly has visited Greece before with the University of Waterloo in her first year of studies for a three week ancient Greek art and architecture course with a particular focus on the Bronze Age. The students explored many archeological sites and museums such as Knossos, Phaistos, Zakros, Palekastro, Akrotiri, Delos, Mycenae, Tiryns, Delphi, the Athenian Acropolis and more. With her return to Greece, Holly is excited to visit as many historical sites and museums as possible, as well as learn as much about modern Greek culture as she can, including the language, during her three-month stay in Athens.


York University Intern

Cana Fallon
(May to July 2017)

Cana Fallon is a fourth year undergraduate student at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is in the International Bachelor of Arts program which includes focuses on international relations and foreign language and cultural studies, in addition to her major in Humanities. Her broad major has allowed her to take many courses in anthropology, urban planning and architecture, history, politics and philosophy which led her to an interest in Greece. She has previously studied at Yonsei University in South Korea and holds an English teaching certification. Post-graduation she intends to teach internationally before pursuing her Master’s degree.

This is Cana’s first visit to Greece, and she intends to visit as many museums and beautiful Greek islands as she can. She particularly wants to experience the historic architecture of Athens, explore the libraries and begin learning the Greek language during her stay. She hopes her summer in Greece will enrich her global and cultural understanding, and direct her towards new academic opportunities in the future.