Odyssey in Athens – Abroad101 Cool Program of the Week

Odyssey in Athens is a study abroad program through Webster University and gives students from any college a rich cultural experience in the birthplace of Western civilization. Students tell of great friendships that develop between their Greek classmates and also the welcoming feeling in Athens, a big, but not too big city. Whether you’re into history, cultural experiences or the great Greek food, we agree that Odyssey in Athens is one cool program!

Webster-Athens is in an excellent location for formal study – at the foothills of the Acropolis. Just walking around the streets near the university, you can take in so much of this ancient, yet modern, city.

With its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. The museums at the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki collections are within minutes of the Athens Campus facilities. Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theater, as well as international trade shows, conferences and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa.

To learn more or apply to this program please visit:

https://www.studyabroad101.com/programs/webster-university-athens-odyssey-in-athens

 

At the foothills of the Acropolis – Abroad101’s Cool Program of the Week

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Odyssey in Athens is a study abroad program through Webster University and gives students from any college a rich cultural experience in the birthplace of Western civilization. Students tell of great friendships that develop between their Greek classmates and feeling welcome in Athens, a big, but not too big city.  Wether you’re into history, cultural experiences or the great Greek food, we agree that the Odyssey in Athens is one cool program!

greece-athens-webster-reviewWith its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. The museums at the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki collections are within minutes of the Athens Campus facilities. Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theater, as well as international trade shows, conferences and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa.

To learn more or apply to this program please visit:

https://www.studyabroad101.com/programs/webster-university-athens-odyssey-in-athens

Food for Thought: The World’s Top 10 Foodie Cities

There are two underlying philosophies that divide citizens of this world: Do you eat to live, or live to eat?  After diving into 16,000 student reviews “dishing” out the real deal on quality of food, the 10 cities that appear on this year’s Abroad101 Rankings for Top Foodie Cities clearly prioritize the latter.

Food is life for many study abroad students, and the Abroad101 team is no exception.  We have shared our favorite dishes from around the world (I smell reindeer stew!) and pieced together the top destinations for vegetarians (the falafel “Israeli” good!)

Are you the type of person whose travel adventures aren’t complete without a flavor of the local cuisine?  Well, you’re in luck, because these 10 cities will leave you more than satisfied as they truly epitomize “good taste!” Continue reading

Staying Fit While Studying Abroad

Abroad101 is please to have Monica, a study abroad student with College Year in Athens, contribute to our blog.

Gyros, baklava, spaghetti, gelato, pizza… Just some foods amongst many that study abroad students look forward to eating when they get to their destination country. Even the smells of these foods are hard to resist when they’re filling the air as you walk through the neighborhoods. It’s simple to say, “Whatever, I’ll lose the weight when I get home,” but we all know it’s much easier said than done. For people who like to live a healthy lifestyle, studying abroad makes that become a bit of a challenge. But, there are ways to stay in shape while being abroad, so don’t fret. Continue reading