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30 Mar | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Stacy McKay Benander Named One of Mercer County PA’s Top Forty Under 40 Business Professionals

Forty Under 40 Award Honors Athena’s Founder The county’s four chambers of commerce – Greenville Area, Shenango Valley, Mercer Area, and Grove City Area – have named Stacy McKay Benander, President of Athena Study Abroad, one of the county’s top forty business professionals under the age of 40! This year’s winners were judged on their leadership …

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26 Mar | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

EXCURSION No. 2//WEATHER

Excursion No. 2 Last weekend brought us our second excursion. Yuko, George, and Ionnais led us across Paros Island to the town of Lefkes. We reached The Church of Agia Triada, with its (now re-enforced) bell towers made of marble dating from the early 19th century. We also visited the cemetery where most graves used …

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20 Mar | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

ARRIVAL//EXCURSION

Arrival March 4th marked the day when we embarked by ferry to Paros Island. We left Athens early, and the ferry ride took a few hours, so we arrived in Parikia around noon, where we met Jimmy, the owner of our apartments, and eventually arrived at our home for the next three months. The island, much …

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20 Mar | Sarah Moore | One Comment

Primavera Eterna

It’s hard to believe that February has ended and we’ve already reached the middle of March! In the United States, March means welcoming the arrival of Spring, but here in Ecuador, Spring has already arrived! In Quito there are technically two seasons instead of our four: the dry season (from around June to September) and the …

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20 Mar | Gabrielle Lewis | One Comment

Abba, Antique Markets, and Ancient Momuments

The past couple weeks have been busy with classes and traveling, so I haven’t been able to update this as often as I hoped. My classes are beginning to pick up, and between papers, presentations, and midterms, I’ve barely had any time for myself. My classes are all interesting so I don’t mind doing the …

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8 Mar | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Meet the Scholarship Recipient of Athena’s 2nd Annual Global Give!

During Athena’s inaugural Global Give Fundraiser at NAFSA in 2016, through generous donations from supporters throughout the field of international education as well as Athena’s dollar-for-dollar donation match, we were able to donate enough to the GoAbroad Foundation to result in the creation of a new GoAbroad Annual Scholarship that supports a student in the Philippines to go …

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