Parker in Greece

  Welcome to the summer 2016 LeadAbroad blog!  We are so excited to feature students on all of our programs from Cape Town to Greece, Rome to Barcelona.  We will be sharing their experiences, perspectives and advice as we progress through this summer. Today we hear from Parker Esoda on DIRECT Greece!  Parker attends the University … Continue Reading »

  Welcome to the summer 2016 LeadAbroad blog!  We are so excited to feature students on all of our programs from Cape Town to Greece, Rome to Barcelona.  We will be sharing their experiences, perspectives and advice as we progress through this summer.   Kicking us off is Lauren Edwards on DIRECT Greece! Lauren just … Continue Reading »

Sunset in Oia

Hayley Wallace from the University of Alabama describes her picturesque experience in Santorini. We hope our students soak in the beauty of Greece as the program enters its last week! The sunsets: What made my whole experience incredible were the amazing sunsets. We went to a town called Oia known to have the best views … Continue Reading »

Going Out outfit for Greece

Considering going to Greece? Don’t miss Hilary Rattikin’s simple outfit guide! A junior at the University of Texas and current LEAD Greece student, she is an expert on what to bring!

Packing is always one of the most difficult parts of getting ready for a long trip. In between classes, hiking, and touring it can be hard to decide what all you need to bring. To help you out, here are the five types of outfits you’ll need in Greece:

1. Comfy Casual
From sitting through morning classes at the hotel to grabbing a quick ice cream cone in Athens, comfort is key! Be sure to bring a few casual tshirts and shorts to run around in on low key days.

Outfit 1 for Greece

2. Active
Some of our days are more active than others. Whether we are climbing a volcano in Santorini or hiking Samaria Gorge it’s important to have comfortable athletic wear to keep you cool. Tennis shoes are definitely a must!

Active Outfit for Greece

3. Casual Cute
With all the beautiful places to see, you will to want to take more pictures than your memory card has room for. Make sure you look cute while touring the Acropolis and exploring Crete with friends. Shorts and cute tops are comfortable, effortless and ensure you will look great in all the photos you send home! Converse are the way to go on long days like these. Don’t forget a cute pair of sunglasses!

Casual Cute outfit for Greece

4. Swim
Be sure to bring a cute swimsuit and cover up! You will live in flowy sundresses and sandals while you’re heading to the pool or sailing around Santorini on a catamaran. However, with all the adorable cover ups we’ve found shopping maybe it’s not the end of the world if you “accidently” forget yours!

Outfit idea for Greece

5. Going Out
From fun dinners with friends in Glyfada to a night out on a rooftop in Athens, it’s smart to bring a couple of outfits you can dress up or dress down. We love wearing rompers, jeans, and sundresses and mixing them up with flats or wedges and fun scarves or jewelry.

Going Out outfit for Greece

But don’t stress! If you happen to forget a cute sundress or a pair of jean shorts, you have 70 new best friends to share closets with!

Confidence before the bungee jump

No matter where you travel with GoGlobal, our programs will push you outside of your comfort zone and challenge you to achieve your full potential.  Mary Claire Shulstad, a junior at the University of Alabama, shares her powerful experience after taking the leap into the Corinth Canal! Although I am not the first GoGlobal student … Continue Reading »

Lunch overlooking the lake

Warning: do not read this blog if you are hungry. Katie Adler from Louisiana State University counts her favorite places to grab a bite in Greece! 1. 360 Cocktail Bar This restaurant is worth the 20-minute cab rid into Athens! It not only offers a wide array of delicious food, but also a breathtaking view … Continue Reading »

Hayley Howell explores Greek ruins

Many of our students come abroad with Go Global without knowing anyone else on the trip. Hayley Howell, a senior at the University of Tennessee, made the decision to push herself out of her comfort zone and travel on LEAD Greece to make new connections! This whole journey can begin with a choice that I … Continue Reading »

Exploring Athens with fellow students

Ruthie Helmer, a junior at Miami University, has some great advice for anyone considering studying abroad with LEAD Greece! 1. Speak the language I know sometimes it can be hard to understand and we sound like we’re butchering it, but making an effort to speak to the locals makes a huge difference! Even if it’s … Continue Reading »

Corinth Canal bungee

Breaking personal boundaries on LEAD Greece! Blakeley Graham, a senior at the University of Mississippi, writes about how the bungee jump wasn’t the only fear she’s overcome while in Greece. Fear is an emotion that everyone experiences, some more than others. I have a fear of a lot especially elevators, heights and airplanes–all three of … Continue Reading »