Athena “In the News”

15 Jan | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Rebecca Smietana joins Global Learning Collective

Rebecca Smietana, the former study abroad coordinator at Saginaw Valley State University and former senior intercultural programs advisor at the University of Michigan, has joined the Global Learning Collective as Director of Partner Relations. The Global Learning Collective, formed in 2018, is the first truly global consortium of international education organizations that share similar values …


8 Jan | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

2019 in Review: Award Nominations, New Elite Partnership Program, Expanded Advisor Resources, and More!

2019 was a wonderful year, so we at Athena send a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who made it such a great year! Thank you for welcoming us to your campuses and allowing us to share study abroad experiences with you and your students. We had so many high points and memorable moments throughout the …


9 Dec | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

January and Spring 2020 Scholarships Announced!

It’s time to announce our January and Spring 2020 Scholarship Recipients. We received a lot of great applications this year and are happy to announce that the recipients of the scholarships are:


6 Dec | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

GVSU’s Shama receives $8,000 Iavagnilio Scholarship to Study in Florence with Athena

Simeon Shama, a junior in fashion design and business at Grand Valley State University, is the 2020 recipient of Athena Study Abroad’s prestigious $8,000 Michele Iavagnilio Charitable Service Scholarship.  Simeon will study with Athena during the Spring semester at Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) in Florence, Italy. Shama, who designed his own academic program under GVSU’s …


22 Oct | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena’s Dr. Dane Claussen presents at PACIE Conference

Dr. Dane Claussen, Ph.D., MBA, Manager of University Relations at Athena Study Abroad, made two presentations at the joint conference of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE) and Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) in State College, Pa., on Oct. 25-26, 2019. On Friday, Oct. 25, Dr. Claussen presented, “Study Abroad & LGBTQ Communities …


15 Oct | athenaab | No Comments

Deadlines: 2020 Spring & January

Athena is still accepting applicants for the following locations:  November 1, 2019:  Dublin, IrelandMadrid, SpainFlorence, Italy (J-term and Semester)Rome, ItalyTuscania, ItalySorrento, ItalyNovember 15, 2019: Paros Island, GreeceCusco, Peru (J-term and Semester)Quito, Ecuador (J-term and Semester) Extensions by request:Aberdeen, ScotlandLondon, EnglandHeidelberg, Germany These programs offer options for nearly every student across all disciplines: Business, STEM, Humanities, …


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