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24 Jan | Alexis Pero | One Comment

Bella Vita di Lexi: Quick Trip to Vienna, Austria!

My first trip while in Europe was a complete blast! It started out a little rough but we recovered very quick and had the best two days in Vienna, Austria! My friends (who I’m sure you’ll hear a lot about) Cristina, Amanda, Kassie, Gabi and Maddie, and I arrived in Vienna shortly after 10pm. The …


23 Jan | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Research Studies Impact of International Service Learning Programs

By Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., MBA Manager of University Relations Athena Study Abroad “The Impacts of International Service Learning on a Host Community in Kenya: Host Student Perspectives Related to Global Citizenship and Relative Deprivation,” by Elizabeth Mogford and Christopher J. Lyons, was published in the Fall 2019 issue of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of ...


20 Jan | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Financing Your Study Abroad Experience

By Jaclyn Schulz Enrollment Coordinator Athena Study Abroad   You’ve been accepted to Study Abroad! Hurray!! Now, how are you going to pay for it? For the prudent student, there are plenty of scholarships and awards to be had – you just need to know where to look! First off, you want to start with ...


16 Jan | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena’s Passport #18

Return to the Passport Newsletter Archive SUBSCRIBE 2019 In Review   Partner News | January 15, 2020 | New series issue #18 Extra, Extra! Rebecca Smietana Joins Global Learning Collective Rebecca Smietana, former Senior Intercultural Programs Advisor at the University of Michigan, and former Study Abroad Coordinator at Saginaw Valley State University, has joined Athena ...


14 Jan | Jordan Viner | No Comments

Preparing for my Semester Abroad

I’ve always known I wanted to study abroad in Italy. The hardest part was figuring out how to study abroad. There were so many choices to be made. What part of Italy? How long of a program? What program to go with? In order to make these decisions I attending my university’s study abroad fairs. …


13 Jan | Alexis Pero | 4 Comments

Bella Vita di Lexi: My First Week

Hello again! It has been exactly a week since I arrived in Sorrento and started the biggest journey of my life. It has already been quite an amazing journey and has gone so much smoother than I thought it would. I had so many exceptions coming into this, and so far, they have already been …



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