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15 Jul | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Salem State Student Managed Chronic Illness to Twice Study Abroad

Alayna Travaglione is an accomplished young woman: graduating this year summa cum laude from Salem State University, starting this fall a master’s degree program in history at College of Charleston, sorority sister, honorary societies inductee, two-time student studying abroad, and more.

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28 Jun | Athena | No Comments

Around the Field: NAFSA Panel Gives Tips for Heritage Programs for Students of Color

Three experts gave numerous tips about heritage study abroad programs for students of color at a May 30 session during the annual NAFSA convention in Washington, D.C.

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28 Jun | Athena | No Comments

LdM Florence Partner and Film Director
Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, namesake of the Florence-based Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli-International Center for the Arts and Entertainment, died June 15, 2019, in Rome. He was 96. The Center recently formed a partnership with Athena’s partner Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) to offer new courses in performing arts, literature, and media arts/studies at its Florence campus in Fall 2019.

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13 Jun | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena Alumnus Making a Splash as a Designer

Dominique Simmons wanted to be a professional football player, but little did he know that was not the fate that awaited him: he was going to be a fashion designer. He left Stephen F. Austin University after two years and graduated instead from Texas Woman’s University with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design. Dominique was …

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15 May | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Around the Field: University of Akron’s Tahiti Study Abroad Program

Eleven students and two professors from the University of Akron will research geckos and fish in Tahiti for two weeks starting in late May in a study abroad version of the university’s vertebrate zoology course.

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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 GoAbroad.com. Nicknamed the “Athena/VCU Globe in Greece,” the program offered its …

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