DIRECT Greece

DIRECT Greece

DIRECT

Curated, short-term travel experience in Athens & Santorini

Join us!
Session 1: May 17 – May 28, 2022
Session 2: May 31 – June 11, 2022

Epic Views

Amazing Beaches

Personal Development

Best For

New Travelers


Recent grads (senior trip!)


Those who have jobs, classes or internships later in the summer

Highlights

﹢ Two weeks

﹢ Tour ancient Athens & iconic blue domes of Santorini

﹢ Personal development workshops & reflections

﹢ Embrace the Greek island cuisine and culture

﹢ Balance of inclusions & free time

﹢ Breathtaking views

“I always dreamed of going to Greece but never thought I’d be able to achieve it. When I found out about LeadAbroad, I knew it would be a great way to achieve leadership experience for my resume!”

Meredith Boeckmann

University of Kentucky

“LeadAbroad pushed me far beyond I could have ever imagined. I am excited to take all the tools I’ve learned home with me! Every lesson was truly impactful!”

Shelby Choat

University of Arkansas

Dates

Session 1: May 17 – May 28, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 16, 2022

Session 2: May 31 – June 11, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 30, 2022

Pricing

Session 1 Program Fee: $3,500

Session 2 Program Fee: $3,300

Dates

Session 1: May 17 – May 28, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 16, 2022

Session 2: May 31 – June 11, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 30, 2022

Pricing

Session 1 Program Fee: $3,500

Session 2 Program Fee: $3,300

LEAD Greece

Overview

DIRECT Greece lets you experience the highlights of this bucket list Mediterranean country. You will travel to both Athens and Santorini with a community of like-minded peers and learn about yourself in the process. In Athens, you will visit the Acropolis and step into the rich history, culture and traditions of ancient Greece. You will enrich and broaden your perspective during our one day service project with a local community center. Then, you will hop on a ferry to Santorini and soak in the postcard views of this world-famous destination. Your time in Santorini is filled with quintessential blue domed churches, breathtaking sunsets and stunning hikes around the island. Along the way, the DIRECT Greece team will lead engaging workshops about your strengths, vision and values so you will return home with a stronger sense of who you are and where you want to go in life.

Overview

DIRECT Greece lets you experience the highlights of this bucket list Mediterranean country. You will travel to both Athens and Santorini with a community of like-minded peers and learn about yourself in the process. In Athens, you will visit the Acropolis and step into the rich history, culture and traditions of ancient Greece. You will enrich and broaden your perspective during our one day service project with a local community center. Then, you will hop on a ferry to Santorini and soak in the postcard views of this world-famous destination. Your time in Santorini is filled with quintessential blue domed churches, breathtaking sunsets and stunning hikes around the island. Along the way, the DIRECT Greece team will lead engaging workshops about your strengths, vision and values so you will return home with a stronger sense of who you are and where you want to go in life.

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What’s Included

Let us do the planning so you can stress less and travel more. Your program fee covers many of the expenses of your time abroad.

  • Pre-departure support
  • Online orientations
  • Personal assistance
  • Flight recommendations and/or group flights
  • Parental communication
  • On-campus and/or virtual program meet-ups
  • Private social media groups for introductions and roommate matching
  • Housing
  • Welcome dinner
  • Final farewell dinner
  • Daily continental breakfast at hotels
  • Ferry from Athens to Santorini
  • Athens city tour
  • Acropolis & Parthenon tour
  • Day-trip to Corinth Canal (optional bungee jump cost is not included in program fee)
  • Volcano hike
  • Boat ride to hot springs
  • Trip to Oia (those famous blue domes)
  • Community engagement & service activities
  • International medical insurance
  • Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if within group arrival window
  • 24/7 emergency support from U.S.-based domestic team
  • Resume assistance
  • References for internships, grad school and/or jobs
  • On-campus leadership & ambassador programs
  • Private LinkedIn & Facebook networking groups
  • Family (Alumni) events
  • Roundtrip airfare between United States and Athens
  • One-way airfare from Santorini to Athens at conclusion of program
  • Most meals
  • Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities

What’s Included

Let us do the planning so you can stress less and travel more. Your program fee covers many of the expenses of your time abroad.

  • Pre-departure support
  • Online orientations
  • Personal assistance
  • Flight recommendations and/or group flights
  • Parental communication
  • On-campus and/or virtual program meet-ups
  • Private social media groups for introductions and roommate matching
  • Housing
  • Welcome dinner
  • Final farewell dinner
  • Daily continental breakfast at hotels
  • Ferry from Athens to Santorini
  • Athens city tour
  • Acropolis & Parthenon tour
  • Day-trip to Corinth Canal (optional bungee jump cost is not included in program fee)
  • Volcano hike
  • Boat ride to hot springs
  • Trip to Oia (those famous blue domes)
  • Community engagement & service activities
  • International medical insurance
  • Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if within group arrival window
  • 24/7 emergency support from U.S.-based domestic team
  • Resume assistance
  • References for internships, grad school and/or jobs
  • On-campus leadership & ambassador programs
  • Private LinkedIn & Facebook networking groups
  • Family (Alumni) events
  • Roundtrip airfare between United States and Athens
  • One-way airfare from Santorini to Athens at conclusion of program
  • Most meals
  • Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities

Personal Development & Service

Traveling abroad can bring a renewed sense of confidence and clarity to your life during a pivotal time. Our staff works to maximize this opportunity by facilitating personal development workshops and creating space to pause and reflect on all that you are experiencing. You will enrich and broaden your perspective during our one-day service project with a local community center. Each lesson will have a unique focus ranging from your personal strengths, practicing gratitude, creating your vision statement or identifying your values. Through guided conversations, these personal development exercises will provide an invaluable sense of purpose and direction for your life.

Personal Development & Service

Traveling abroad can bring a renewed sense of confidence and clarity to your life during a pivotal time. Our staff works to maximize this opportunity by facilitating personal development workshops and creating space to pause and reflect on all that you are experiencing. You will enrich and broaden your perspective during our one-day service project with a local community center. Each lesson will have a unique focus ranging from your personal strengths, practicing gratitude, creating your vision statement or identifying your values. Through guided conversations, these personal development exercises will provide an invaluable sense of purpose and direction for your life.

Greece Volcano

Ancient Athens & Corinth

We’ve designed the itinerary to maximize your time abroad as you hop between Athens and Santorini. You will step back in time in Athens seeing ancient ruins and the first Olympic stadium. You cannot visit Greece without spending time in the city. You’ll fall in love with the cobblestone paths, rooftop theaters and gelato shops around every corner. You might even decide to take a leap and bungee jump over Corinth Canal.

Ancient Athens & Corinth

We’ve designed the itinerary to maximize your time abroad as you hop between Athens and Santorini. You will step back in time in Athens seeing ancient ruins and the first Olympic stadium. You cannot visit Greece without spending time in the city. You’ll fall in love with the cobblestone paths, rooftop theaters and gelato shops around every corner. You might even decide to take a leap and bungee jump over Corinth Canal.

Greek Islands & Santorini

Next we hop on a ferry to Santorini. When most people think of Greece, they are picturing the iconic blue domes of Oia. Oia is the only place in the world we know where everyone stops to applaud when the sun finally sets because the experience is that breathtaking. You’ll have the opportunity to hike a volcano in Santorini, visit hot springs, and take trips to world-famous attractions like the blue domes of Oia and the charming town of Fira.

Greek Islands & Santorini

Next we hop on a ferry to Santorini. When most people think of Greece, they are picturing the iconic blue domes of Oia. Oia is the only place in the world we know where everyone stops to applaud when the sun finally sets because the experience is that breathtaking. You’ll have the opportunity to hike a volcano in Santorini, visit hot springs, and take trips to world-famous attractions like the blue domes of Oia and the charming town of Fira.

Accommodations

Program accommodations are safe, comfortable and centrally located. In Athens, you will stay in a hostel in the center of downtown. Since there is so much to do in your week in Athens, we want to make it easy for you to explore the city with minimal transportation time. You are right in the heart of the action to shop at the Plaka markets, see a rooftop movie or eat dinner overlooking the Acropolis. In Santorini, you will stay at a boutique hotel in an ideal location with easy access to restaurants, museums and the beach. Roommate setup will vary by hotel, but you can expect to stay in 4-person or 6-person rooms.

Free WiFi

Nearby Dining & Markets

Front Desk Support

Air Conditioning

Flights, Safety, Finances & More

Our expert team has over 13 years of experience leading students and families through the travel abroad process. Whether you have questions about how to book your flight, health and safety procedures or how program finances work, we have answers. If this is your first big adventure abroad without your family, you will be glad you chose LeadAbroad to guide you through the preparation and your time abroad.

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Questions about details, dates and pricing? Nervous to travel alone? Curious about the acceptance criteria? We’d love to chat! Pick a time below, and our team will give you a call.

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