Athena Study Abroad
97% Rating
(32 Reviews)

Athena Study Abroad

Athena Study Abroad was designed by knowledgeable and caring professionals with one goal in mind: to bring authentic study abroad experiences to life that involve real cultural immersion aspects. Athena strives to provide programs that embrace personalized experiences at small overseas schools, bringing each student into close contact with the local culture and people so that a well rounded, diverse experience is well within reach.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Regan
Female
24 years old
Castleton, Vermont
Castleton University

Fantastic Florence

10/10

Studying abroad in Florence was like a dream. The historically and culturally rich atmosphere made every moment fantastic. I can say that I also have a greater appreciation for various art forms, including architecture. Athena was personal in their support, both in pre-departure and during the program. One of the aspects that made living in Florence truly special was the amazing host family that I stayed with. Not only were they the most kind and welcoming people, they have also been hosting students for many years. I lived with and experienced a new city with people from all across the world. That in itself was valuable to be exposed to diverse global perspectives. I also really enjoyed the classes I took from LDM.

How can this program be improved?

There could have been activities among Athena students specifically or an alternate orientation just for students who were studying abroad with Athena.

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Riley
Male
24 years old
Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University

International Experience in Dublin

9/10

Athena Abroad's Dublin Program offers a unique study experience that allows the student to meet people and experience cultures from all over the world. Staying at Griffith College near Portobello and Rathmines in Dublin, you'll be staying with 3 other people from literally anywhere in the world. That provides a unique classroom experience as well, as discussion based classes really allow you to understand how students are educated differently, and how to look at your own culture in a new light. That's not to say you won't be exposed to enough Irish culture. The Irish experience in Dublin is extremely unique as well. Dublin's culinary map offers a wide range of restaurants from traditional pubs to European-influenced eateries and contemporary gastropubs. The city's nightlife is also a gem, you could spend your night hearing traditional celtic folk in one of Dublin's oldest pubs, or you could dance the night away at a hip club, bar or music venue. And on a beautiful day, there are hundreds of spots to sit and read and enjoy being in this beautiful city. One of the best parts about staying at Griffith College? You'll only be a 30 minute walk from the city center, where nearly every thing touristy you could want to see is easily accessible. And if you feel like staying close to home, there is plenty to do in the small area around Griffith. Another major highlight of the Athena Dublin experience is the opportunity to travel around greater Ireland, as Athena offers about 3-4 field trips included in the program. These will let you see much of the gorgeous island and get to know the people in your study abroad group in a very special way. My experience with every aspect of this study abroad was amazing, yours will be too.

How can this program be improved?

More selection for field trips

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Kiana
Female
24 years old
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Edinboro University

Wonderful Experience!

10/10

Studying abroad was the best experience of my life! Athena Abroad helped every step of the way and made the process as painless as possible. Dublin was such a cool city for study abroad! The city is so much fun and the people are great! This program includes three weekend trips which are great for getting to know the people in the program. I would recommend anyone considering studying abroad to check out this program.

How can this program be improved?

The only thing I would change would be the availability to know your classes before the semester begins to make transfer credits a little easier.

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Destiney
Female
24 years old
Wisconsin
Columbia College Chicago

My Spring 2015

10/10

I was so scared, but excited about going to a different country all by myself for six months! When I got there, of course I got a little home sick for like two days, but I met some really cool people that hyped me up. London was a fun challenge to roam around in the city. They drove on the opposite side! I was able to go to many plays, old palaces like Hampton court, Cambridge University, and I also went up north to York! I formed strong bonds with some people who I still talk to and plan on visiting in the future. It was defiantly a life changing experience that I recommend every must do and Athena is a great program that will help you along the way to make sure that your experience is a fantastic one!

How can this program be improved?

For me it would have to be more of a connection between my home school and my host school when it comes to paperwork and transcripts. It was a little bit stressful, but everything turned out well in the end.

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Jazmen
Female
22 years old
Tennessee
Martin Methodist College

I love Athena

9/10

I am such a huge advocate of study abroad now thanks to these individuals. Brittany Reed was the best mentor; she kept me on track throughout the process and answered what seemed like a million and one questions. I am so very grateful for Athena Abroad.

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Italy

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Studying abroad in Florence, Italy means that you will experience one of the most artistically and culturally rich cities in...

Greece

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The picturesque island of Paros is considered to be one of Greece's most beautiful island treasures. Paros' traditional villa...

England

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Study with Athena Abroad in the most popular destination in the world- London, England. Roehampton University offers a wide v...

Ireland

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Dublin is the perfect blend of the energy and commodities of a big city with the atmosphere of a small town. With the long cu...

Italy

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Being in a big city may be daunting, but through this program it doesn't need to be! The school in Rome aligns itself with At...

Spain

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Athena Study Abroad offers this exciting program, in Seville, Spain at Centro de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural (CLIC). Thoug...

Peru

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Athena's Cusco, Peru program follows in line with Athena's mission of providing personalized study abroad. This program is pe...

Ecuador

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Quito, Ecuador is located in the upper region of South America, close to Columbia. It is a remarkable city that infuses South...

Spain

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Spain

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Salamanca is located about an 1 ½ hours north of Madrid which is easily accessible by bus or train! Salamanca is the ideal lo...

Scotland

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The Old Aberdeen campus is the historic heart of the University and combines immaculately preserved buildings with state-of-t...

Spain

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France

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The very city of Paris itself will be your classroom in this program with Athena Study Abroad! The Paris, France program focu...

Spain

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Athena's partner school in Spain offers great in-depth Spanish language courses, but what's so great about this summer progra...

Thailand

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Athena Study Abroad's program in Koh Samui, Thailand is for the student who is looking for something authentic and awe-inspir...