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10 Jan | athenaab | No Comments

Computer Reach

Athena Team Member Choice: John On Friday, December 11, the Athena Study Abroad team volunteered at Computer Reach, a unique organization that refurbishes, repurposes, and recycles used computers in an ethical and environmentally conscious way. Computers that can be refurbished are provided to people and organizations in need (often non-profits and NGOs). When I told …


2 Aug | Athena | No Comments

Stay or Go: Where to Spend Your Weekends While Abroad

Stay or Go: Where to Spend Your Weekends While Abroad   The thought of traveling out of the country and experiencing another culture is definitely an exciting thing, so much so that we don’t always like to settle for just the one country. Often when students study abroad they’ll study in one country, like I …


24 Jun | Athena | No Comments

Short vs. Long Term Study Abroad: Choosing the Right Program Length for You

  One of the first and most important decisions you will have to make when embarking on your study abroad journey is deciding whether to do a short or long-term program.  No matter how you look at it, neither one is better than the other in every case, or for every person. Deciding whether a …


21 Jun | athenaab | No Comments

Summer 2016 Short-Term Service Scholarship Winner: Jacqueline Guilbeault

 Short-Term Service Scholarship: $400 Jacqueline Guilbeault, Viterbo University Quito, Ecuador    Athena is very proud to present this summer’s Short-Term Service Scholarship to Jacqueline Guilbeault, who is currently exploring our program in Quito, Ecuador for six weeks. Jacqueline stood out to us as a candidate for this scholarship because of her passion for the Spanish …


9 Jun | Athena | No Comments

How to Meet Locals in Your Host Country

  How to Meet Locals in Your Host Country During Study Abroad Meeting locals in your host country isn’t always the easiest thing, trust me. I’ve always had trouble with this myself. Most of the local friends I’ve made in foreign countries were first made by the other students, and then I became friends with …


8 Jun | Athena | No Comments

Athena “Global Give” Charity Fun-Draiser Brings Together Int’l Educators To Support a Worthy Cause in Denver

  Athena Study Abroad launched its First Annual Athena “Global Give” Charity Fun-Draiser at NAFSA in Denver, Colorado last week, and we are pleased to say it was a big success!  (Thus, why we are calling it the “First Annual”)   🙂 Typically at conference expo halls, there are tons of giveaways and trinkets that …



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