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14 Oct | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Newspaper Feature: Alum Uses Athena’s $8,000 Scholarship to Study Abroad in Italy

Local newspaper published an article on Sarah McGonigle, awardee of Athena’s 2019 $8,000 Michele Iavagnilio Scholarship and her experience abroad through Athena’s Florence LdM program. (Article published in The Record-Argus, Monday, September 9, 2019)


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.


5 Jul | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

How To: Study Abroad with an Illness or Disability

By Alayna Travaglione Alayna Travaglione, from Salem State University, studied abroad on Athena's Sorrento Program and didn't let her severe rheumatoid arthritis prevent her from going abroad. Here she shares a bit about her experience, as well as tips to help future students seize the opportunity of studying abroad. Read more about this inspirational student ...


3 Jul | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Global Give Scholarship Winners Report Academic Successes

Athena Study Abroad launched its First Annual Athena “Global Give” Charity Fundraiser at NAFSA in Denver, Colorado, in 2016. Through generous donations from supporters throughout the field of international education as well as Athena’s dollar-for-dollar donation match, we were able to donate enough to the GoAbroad Foundation to result in the creation of a new annual GoAbroad Annual Scholarship that each year, supports a student in the Philippines to attend college for an entire academic year. 

Where are Athena’s Global Give recipient students now? 

We are thrilled to share updates on our scholarship awardees! 


12 Jun | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Summer 2019 Athena Scholarship Winners

The weather is changing and as we get ready to enjoy longer sunny days, it’s time to announce this Summer’s Athena Scholarship Winners! We received a lot of great applications this year and are happy to announce that the recipients of the scholarships are…


17 Apr | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Athena 2019 Photo Contest Winners!

Winners of the Athena 2019 Photo Contest have been selected! It was another great year for the annual Athena Photo Contest! Once again we received a plethora of jaw-dropping submissions and had such a tough time narrowing it down that we couldn't contain ourselves to just 3 winners! With that being said, we’re excited to ...



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