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UGA - FACS - Greece Study Abroad Program : Reviews (Athens)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Summer 2017 Participant
I believe the orientation prepared me well for what to expect from the course and Greece in general.

 

Victoria Elizabeth Santini, Summer 2017 Participant
Schedule was laid out effectively and clearly. All hotel and transportation information were provided ahead of time. We were always informed of any updates regarding blog assignments.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
All information was provided to us about any medical services needed.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
I always felt safe in our locations. Transportation was amazing and always on time for whatever we needed!

 

Victoria Elizabeth Santini, Summer 2017 Participant
Every location was great! The hotels were amazing and the dorms were lovely. I felt safe the entire trip.

 

Victoria Elizabeth Santini, Summer 2017 Participant
Excursions, trips, and site visits were amazing! The highlights were the Acropolis and the sunset cruise in Santorini. Every location was breath taking. The trip was coordinated extremely well. I believe that we got an all inclusive and immersive view of Greece.

 

Victoria Elizabeth Santini, Summer 2017 Participant
The meals were excellent! I especially loved that everything was preordered so we could all try new things! Some evenings we were given a choice between two or three entrees making dinner a little more customizable. Overall each meal provided more and more insight to the Greek culture and cuisine. My favorite restaurants had to be "Yeros tou Moria" with the traditional Greek dancers and "Attikos" with an amazing view of the Parthenon! My favorite meal had to be the gyros we had in Oia, Santorini. The food on this trip was unbelievably delicious.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
I thought Effie did an amazing job at planning the trip. There were rarely any deviations from the schedule she gave us at the beginning.

 

Victoria Elizabeth Santini, Summer 2017 Participant
Loved the staff. Effie poured her dedication and time into this program and it showed. Dr. Worthy was equally as great. I enjoyed my time with both of these professors.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
If anyone ever had a problem or concern, Effie did a great job with handling it.

 

Victoria Elizabeth Santini, Summer 2017 Participant
We had a girl on our trip who was allergic to gluten and another girl was allergic to shellfish. At every meal and snack break, these ladies were always taken care of. Restaurants knew food allergies in advance and prepared accordingly. Personal needs and concerns were always acknowledged and controlled.

 

Victoria Elizabeth Santini, Summer 2017 Participant
Amazing value for the cost. Amazing. Completely worth it.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
I didn't really know what to expect out of the trip, but I enjoyed most everything we did.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Exceeded all expectations! Food, hotel and learning experiences all incredible.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
The Greek Economic Crisis is fascinating to learn about, and you really get to experience everything you are learning.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
This was a wonderful experience that provided first hand knowledge into the Greek economy and culture.

 

Summer 2017 Participant
Greece study abroad was a once in a life time experience that words and pictures will never describe!

 

Emily Marie Reynolds, Summer 2017 Participant
This program is more than just another study abroad program; its having the opportunity to visit three differently unique cities in one of the most beautiful places in the world while becoming immersed in the lively and fast paced culture. The cultural visits, museums and lectures give you a insight into the amazing history that the Greek people pride themselves on. Having the opportunity to hear first hand, from Greek professors and academics, how the financial crisis effected them personally as well as their country, was incredible. I never thought that in two short weeks, I would learn and experience so much while falling in love with a country and its culture as much as I did on this trip. This is a trip that I will never forget and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to attend. I encourage anyone, even remotely interested, to go because you won't find a trip as unique and authentic as this one.

 

Victoria Elizabeth Santini, Summer 2017 Participant
This program exceeded my expectations. Greece was an absolute dream. Each excursion, meal, museum visit, and trip exceeded my expectations. If you can, take this study tour opportunity!