Above: Migrants launched westward from a Turkish beach on March 15, 2016, and were picked up by this ship before sunrise and delivered to a dock on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Welcome to Borderland, a project of students in Princeton University’s global journalism seminar, “Reporting on the Frontlines in Greece.”

In June and July 2019, students traveled to Athens and the island of Lesbos, notebooks and cameras in hand, to serve as eyewitnesses at a pivotal moment in world affairs. Their challenging assignment: Produce a compelling and rigorous first rough draft of history. Follow this site and join us on our journey along the border between Europe and Asia,. We call it the Borderland.


This course is co-sponsored by the Princeton University Program in Journalism and by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Paul Sarbanes ’54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service.