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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.

 

Anna Elizabeth Eisenbeis, Maymester 2018 Participant
The buses were very nice

 

Hollie Rose Mitchell, Maymester 2018 Participant
I never felt unsafe the entire time I was on the trip!

 

Anna Elizabeth Eisenbeis, Maymester 2018 Participant
The amount of lectures each day was good.

 

Cassidy Carlese Long, Maymester 2018 Participant
The lectures on the Greece study abroad trip were very interesting. The speakers did a great job of making sure you understood how and why Greece differed from America in many different areas.

 

Hollie Rose Mitchell, Maymester 2018 Participant
The lectures were amazing! Almost every one was intriguing and very relevant to my study area. The ones that weren't in my study area were also interesting and different.

 

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.

 

Cassidy Carlese Long, Maymester 2018 Participant
Every site visit was very informative and helpful in learning Greek history and culture.

 

Hollie Rose Mitchell, Maymester 2018 Participant
All of the field trips and museums were great! I loved hearing and seeing all of the history of the country while also enjoying the modern day version as well.

 

Anna Elizabeth Eisenbeis, Maymester 2018 Participant
the hotels were extremely nice and the American farm school dorms were nice as well.

 

Hollie Rose Mitchell, Maymester 2018 Participant
Every place we stayed was amazing!!

 

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.

 

Cassidy Carlese Long, Maymester 2018 Participant
The food in Greece is spectacular. You are never hungry, and everyone is so willing to share food. The culture, atmosphere, and quality of mealtime in Greece is something I was very impressed with.

 

Maymester 2018 Participant
Amazing!

 

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.

 

Cassidy Carlese Long, Maymester 2018 Participant
Effie and Genti did a great job organizing our trip, making sure we were safe, taken care of, and having fun. They were amazing!

 

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.

 

Hollie Rose Mitchell, Maymester 2018 Participant
I think this was an amazing trip and definitely worth everything spent on 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.

 

Cassidy Carlese Long, Maymester 2018 Participant
Going into the trip, I wasn't really sure what to expect out of it. I knew I had always wanted to visit Greece, and that I would receive class credit for this program, but that was about it. However, this trip was truly an amazing experience for me. A Maymester is the perfect amount of time for this study abroad program and I feel very satisfied with the amount of time I had in Greece. The food, culture, excursions, lectures, people, and housing were all way better than I thought they would be. I am so glad I chose to go on this study abroad program!

 

Hollie Rose Mitchell, Maymester 2018 Participant
This program highly exceeded my expectations in every way!!

 

Maymester 2018 Participant
The entire trip was incredible. The lectures were interesting and relevant, and the excursions provided a full view of the culture and history of Greece.

 

Courtney Marissa Cox, Maymester 2018 Participant
I honestly and truly could not have enjoyed this Study Abroad any more. Effie and Genti were so wonderful to us and were the bets Directors. I enjoyed the places we saw and the museums we visited. Our lectures and lecturers were great as well.

 

Hollie Rose Mitchell, Maymester 2018 Participant
The program directors were amazing and I knew we were in great hands the entire time. They were so helpful and treated us like their own children!

 

Courtney Marissa Cox, Maymester 2018 Participant
I would give students on this trip a little bit more time in Santorini and a scheduled trip to Oia. This place was incredible and I would have loved for our entire group to go together. Overall, this trip was life-changing for me and I would recommend this trip to anyone!

 

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!

 

Maymester 2018 Participant
It's the same sun here as they have over there, but there's just something about the Santorini sunset that truly took my breath away.

 

Courtney Marissa Cox, Maymester 2018 Participant
This study abroad experience opened my eyes and mind to the beauty of Greece's country and culture. I am forever grateful for this incredible program!

 

Cassidy Carlese Long, Maymester 2018 Participant
I am so glad I decided to go on this trip. I believe that in comparison to its price, this program is well worth it! The people, culture, and food I experienced while on this trip were amazing. I made many great friends, ate delicious food, toured historical sites and cities, and learned more than I ever thought I would have. If you have the chance to go on this trip, do it!