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)


30 Jul | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Top 10 List: Things You Can Expect to Change When You Study Abroad

by Pilar Filgueira Athena Study Abroad You have probably heard that studying abroad is a life-changing experience. But what does that really mean?  Here we outline ways that study abroad can change your life for the better! 1.Your taste buds. You will find yourself in the store trying to find the right ingredients, the perfect ...


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! 


19 Jun | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Top 10: Summer Places to Study Abroad

Summer study abroad programs are a fantastic opportunity to travel, experience another culture and earn academic credit in a shorter period of time than a full semester. We present you with 10 summer study abroad destinations that you cannot miss! 1. Sorrento, Italy Sorrento’s Mediterranean summers have an average temperature range of 64-85°F. Its warm ...


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…



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