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17 Mar | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Article Suggests Ways to Increase Already High Global Competence

By Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., MBA Manager of University Relations Athena Study Abroad “Fostering Global Competence through Short-Term Study Abroad,” by Theresa Schenker, was published in the Fall 2019 issue of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. Schenker, of Yale University, collected data from three annual cohorts of university students (42 total) who completed ...


9 Mar | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Top 10 Greek Islands for Students

by Dr. Dane Claussen Athena Study Abroad Every Greek Island has numerous fantastic beaches, so we decided not to attempt to rank the islands by their beaches, and certainly not rank individual beaches on an island. We could all argue about that for years. It’s hard enough picking just 10 islands out of the 200 ...


9 Mar | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Around the Field: Mankato Student Fell in Love with Greece, Going a Third Time

Nhan Nguyen, a junior at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is a three-time study abroad “winner.” Not because he won money to go to Paros Island (Greece) twice already and is going a third time this summer, but because he found a study abroad location that he absolutely loves. Nguyen, a BFA in painting student, went …


3 Mar | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena’s Passport #21

Return to the Passport Newsletter Archive SUBSCRIBE COVID-19 Updates and Research on Learning Objectives in Short-Term Programming  Partner News | March 3, 2020 | New series issue #21 Extra! Extra! Athena Coronavirus Updates and Factsheet Resource Athena Study Abroad has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We have released several policy statements on the ...


24 Feb | Alexis Pero | 4 Comments

Bella Vita di Lexi: Budapest, Hungary

Hello everyone!! Since I Iast wrote, I have been to three different countries and it has been insane!  On Thursday morning, Cristina, Lily and I took a shuttle from Sorrento to Naples Airport where we boarded our first flight to Budapest, Hungary. We arrived at 4:30pm so we checked into our hostel and then went …


21 Feb | Jordan Viner | No Comments

First 3 weeks + Rome and Paris

Ciao! It’s hard to believe that I’ve already finished three weeks of school in Italy. So far, classes have gone well. During the first week, it was a little hard to adjust to having classes once a week for two and a half hours at a time. I also only have classes on Monday, Tuesday, …


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