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24 Sep | Hannah Alarcon | No Comments

Dorms at ESC Heidelberg

What should I expect? Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs. On a normal day the stairs aren’t a problem, but when you have two suitcases and are jet lagged those stairs seem to go on forever! There are two floors of dorms with each floor equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom. I …

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23 Sep | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Top 10 list: Great Places to Visit around Cusco

by Dr. Dane Claussen Athena Study Abroad Whether you are planning to study abroad in Cusco, Peru, are a returned alum looking to relive your life-changing magic moments, or anything in between, we offer you this top 10 list of just a few of the can't-miss experiences in and around Cusco! 1. Machu Picchu. OK, ...

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23 Sep | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Around the Field:”Indigenous Cultures” Coursework Offers Unique Learning Opportunity in Quito and Cusco

Indigenous Cultures is one of many unique courses offered regularly at Athena’s programs in Quito, Ecuador, and Cusco, Peru hosted at the Academia Latinoamericana de Español.  The course covers “Period, cultural, economic, and ethnic studies of the people of a specific country in Hispanic America,” but of course that is only the tip of the iceberg.Dr. Diego del Corral, …

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23 Sep | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

IIE Study Tied Study Abroad to Employment and Jobs Goals

By Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., MBA Manager of University Relations Athena Study Abroad Gaining an Employment Edge: The Impact of Study Abroad on 21st Century Skills & Career Prospects in the United States, by Christine Farrugia and Jodi Sanger, was published by the Institute of International Education in October 2017. This study sought to “investigate ...

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17 Sep | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena’s Passport #10

Return to the Passport Newsletter Archive SUBSCRIBE Environmentally Sustainable Ways, New Courses, and the UK   Partner News | September 16, 2019 | New series issue #10 How to: Study Abroad in Environmentally Sustainable Ways Athena Study Abroad is a founding member in the Global Learning Collective, the We Care Commitment of which includes Sustainable ...

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9 Sep | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

New Sorrento Sant’Anna Course Unearths Musical and Other Historical Connections Between the Black Mediterranean and the Black Americas

“Mediterranean Nero” is one of three captivating and interdisciplinary cultural studies courses offered to study abroad students at Athena’s program in Sorrento, Italy hosted at Sant’Anna Institute. “Nero” is, as its syllabus says, about the “repressed and hidden histories of a largely silenced Black Mediterranean” and its “unsuspected dialogue” with the “Black Atlantic”—Haiti and other parts of the New World.

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