Around the Field

21 Nov | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Kauffman Makes Overseas Post-College Plans after Cusco and Quito Courses, Internship

Emma Kauffman, a double major in Spanish and sociology at Grove City (PA) College, immersed herself in South American culture by tying together Athena Study Abroad’s J-term in Peru followed by Athena’s spring semester in Ecuador. Kauffman’s time in South America included a bus trip around Peru with her visiting mother, courses that she enjoyed …


8 Nov | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Around the Field: Useful Resource Complements Upcoming 2020 Forum Conference Theme

By Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., MBA Manager of University Relations Athena Study Abroad   As study abroad professionals start thinking about and preparing for the Forum on Education Abroad conference in Kansas City in March 2020, the theme of which is “Education Abroad at a Crossroads: Actions for a Sustainable Future,” a recent book may …


24 Oct | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Around the Field: US Psych Course Gains Refugees Element in Heidelberg

The College of New Jersey’s psychology course, Psychology of Power, Oppression, and Privilege, has been taught for years, by many professors, in Ewing Township (NJ) the course took on a whole new dimension when taught during Spring 2019 at Athena’s Germany program hosted at the European Study Center, in Heidelberg, Germany. As the course syllabus …


8 Oct | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Around the Field: Studying in London
Changes the Lives of 2 Athena Ambassadors

Athena Study Abroad’s Ambassador Internship Program allows selected alumni of Athena’s study abroad programs to gain valuable internship and work experience (while spreading the news about the opportunity of study abroad!) through Ambassador Internship positions.  In these roles, students share their experiences with future potential Athena students by working at study abroad fairs, volunteering in study abroad offices, presenting to college classes, and more. These students are “evangelists” for study abroad generally, and share specific experiences and insights from their Athena Study Abroad programs. 


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, …


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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