30 Apr | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Research Explores Why Improving Language Skills Often Falls Short

By Dane Claussen, Ph.D., MBA, Manager of University Relations Athena Study Abroad “Linguistic Loneliness and Study Abroad,” by Cynthia Slagter and Marcie J. Pyper was published in the Spring 2019 Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, posted April 24, 2019. Students learning the Spanish language from one college traveled to Spain (93), Peru (60), ...


29 Apr | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena and VCU Globe Refugee Program in Greece

Students Experienced Greek Refugee Crisis by Volunteering at Athens Nonprofits A Greek refugee crisis-oriented study abroad during spring break 2018, developed by Virginia Commonwealth University’s “VCU Globe” and Athena Study Abroad, has been named a finalist for the “Innovation in Cultural Awareness” award from Nicknamed the “Athena/VCU Globe in Greece,” the program offered its …


29 Apr | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

How To Pack Smartly on Longer Terms Abroad

There are a lot of factors students need to take into consideration when packing for study abroad. There’s way more to packing than meets the eye, so we’re breaking down the top do’s and don’ts  of what and how to pack.  The Do’s Bringing toiletries from home. Being in another country, a student’s favorite product might …


24 Apr | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena Named a Finalist in TWO 2019 GoAbroad Innovation Awards:

GoAbroad’s People’s Choice Award honors the top international education organizations as selected by study abroad professionals and students​. T​o become a finalist​ in this category, Athena was ​nominated by study abroad advisors​​ throughout the ​United States​. This is the FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW (!) that Athena has been a finalist for the People’s Choice Award.  We are so humbled and honored by the support we have received from our partners, and we send big thanks to all who nominated us.  While we are a smaller organizations, our relationships are mighty! 


17 Apr | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena 2019 Photo Contest Winners!

Winners of the Athena 2019 Photo Contest have been selected! It was another great year for the annual Athena Photo Contest! Once again we received a plethora of jaw-dropping submissions and had such a tough time narrowing it down that we couldn't contain ourselves to just 3 winners! With that being said, we’re excited to ...


3 Apr | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Clock Tower Event hosted by the Global Learning Collective at Forum 2019

The five organizational members of the Global Learning Collective hosted a private cocktail reception during The Forum on Education Abroad conference in late March 2019.  The event was held in the 5 top floors of the historic and beautiful Daniels & Fisher (D&F) clock tower in downtown Denver.  Guests mingled throughout the tower, enjoying delicious food and drinks while exploring each of the tower’s top 5 stories.  Before leaving, guests were gifted with Mandela Eco Notebooks, that benefit the Mandela School Library project and literacy program in South Africa.




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