Paros has two Art Schools in addition to numerous Art workshops. They are both quite popular and have seen substantial growth. This seems to be part of a major trend. A report released in January by trade group NAFSA: Association of International Educators cites a 150 percent increase in the number of students who received credit abroad over the last decade, and projects even faster growth in the future.

In the USA the New York State Attorney General recently subpoenaed 15 colleges and universities regarding the study abroad programs endorsed by those schools. Apparently some programs are giving under the table kick-backs to administrators who point students in their direction.

I am sure that is not necessary to attract students to Paros. I quite often hear comments from the young people that their experiences here were life-changing and they want to come back every chance they get. How about to our Filmmaking and Cooking workshops--sorry no university credits, however!


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