LEAD Greece

LEAD Greece

LEAD

Holistic leadership & service-learning study abroad program

Join us!
June 21 – July 17, 2022

Transformative Lessons

Breathtaking Landscapes

Vibrant Culture

Best For

Students seeking a holistic study abroad experience in Europe


Confidence building and clarity


Those who thrive in the sun and on the water

Highlights

﹢ Four weeks

﹢ Six hours of academic credit

﹢ Travel to Athens, Santorini & Crete

﹢ Like-minded community of students

﹢ Innovative curriculum focused on your learning and personal development

﹢ Step into rich history and vibrant culture

“I chose LEAD Greece because it’s always been on my bucket list, and I was drawn to the purpose and values trip described. The staff gave me all the community I could’ve asked for and supported me in any way that I needed it!

McKenna Moore

Georgia Southern University

“If you are wanting to expand your boundaries and discover a new way of thinking, LEAD Greece is for you! LeadAbroad made it easy for me to form the friendships and connections I made on my program that I will forever cherish.”

Caroline Boreing

Louisiana State University

Dates

June 21 – July 17, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, June 20, 2022

Pricing

Program Fee: $4,900
Tuition: $3,600

Dates

June 21 – July 17, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, June 20, 2022

Pricing

Program Fee: $4,900
Tuition: $3,600

DIRECT Greece

Overview

LEAD Greece is your 4-week Mediterranean getaway designed to balance travel, personal growth and six hours of course credit focused on community and service-learning. Our itinerary is expertly designed to provide the best Greece has to offer, from the historic sites of Athens to the breathtaking, iconic islands of Santorini and Crete. In each location, our group will visit world-famous attractions while also learning directly from local community leaders and organizations. Past students have assisted community centers through donation organization, led beautification efforts and learned about homelessness and human trafficking from non-profit leaders. You will end your time in Greece with a stronger leadership foundation and personal vision for your future along with countless memories from paradise.

Overview

LEAD Greece is your 4-week Mediterranean getaway designed to balance travel, personal growth and six hours of course credit focused on community and service-learning. Our itinerary is expertly designed to provide the best Greece has to offer, from the historic sites of Athens to the breathtaking, iconic islands of Santorini and Crete. In each location, our group will visit world-famous attractions while also learning directly from local community leaders and organizations. Past students have assisted community centers through donation organization, led beautification efforts and learned about homelessness and human trafficking from non-profit leaders. You will end your time in Greece with a stronger leadership foundation and personal vision for your future along with countless memories from paradise.

DIRECT Greece

Request a sample itinerary!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Next Steps

CHAT WITH US
TODAY

Schedule a chat with our team to find a summer experience designed to match your interests, major and summer schedule.

APPLY & PAY
DEPOSIT

Like many universities, we have rolling admissions. The sooner you apply, the better your chances of being accepted.

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE ABROAD

Learn what makes LeadAbroad unique and join us on an adventure to discover yourself, connect with friends and come alive this summer!

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
  • Financial aid advisement
  • Transient student registration facilitation
  • 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
  • Ferry from Santorini to Crete
  • Athens city tour
  • Acropolis & Parthenon tour
  • Day-trip to Corinth Canal (bungee jump cost is not included in program fee)
  • Volcano hike
  • Boat ride to hot springs
  • Trip to Oia (blue domes)
  • Trip to Chania (one of the best beaches in Crete)
  • Samaria Gorge hike
  • 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
  • One copy of your official transcript from Oglethorpe University
  • 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 Crete to Athens at conclusion of program
  • Most meals
  • Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities
  • Textbook and academic fees

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
  • Financial aid advisement
  • Transient student registration facilitation
  • 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
  • Ferry from Santorini to Crete
  • Athens city tour
  • Acropolis & Parthenon tour
  • Day-trip to Corinth Canal (bungee jump cost is not included in program fee)
  • Volcano hike
  • Boat ride to hot springs
  • Trip to Oia (blue domes)
  • Trip to Chania (one of the best beaches in Crete)
  • Samaria Gorge hike
  • 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
  • One copy of your official transcript from Oglethorpe University
  • 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 Crete to Athens at conclusion of program
  • Most meals
  • Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities
  • Textbook
Greece Olympic Stadium

Transformative Lessons

You will enroll in two courses for a total of six credits from Oglethorpe University. Everyone participates in the same courses: “Leadership: Global Theory and Practice” and “Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement.” To provide more flexibility in your course selection, you can choose to label these courses in a variety of disciplines on your transcript under the subjects of leadership, history, politics, sociology or philosophy. Past students say that they have learned more about themselves from these two courses than any other class taken during their college career. Courses focus on who you are as an individual and where you want to go in life. They allow you to define your vision and values in a way that you may have never thought about before, and they provide you with direction after you return home.

Transformative Lessons

You will enroll in two courses for a total of six credits from Oglethorpe University. Everyone participates in the same courses: “Leadership: Global Theory and Practice” and “Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement.” To provide more flexibility in your course selection, you can choose to label these courses in a variety of disciplines on your transcript under the subjects of leadership, history, politics, sociology or philosophy. Past students say that they have learned more about themselves from these two courses than any other class taken during their college career. Courses focus on who you are as an individual and where you want to go in life. They allow you to define your vision and values in a way that you may have never thought about before, and they provide you with direction after you return home.

Greece Volcano

Tours & Excursions

Maximize your time abroad as you hop between program locations in Greece with all of your included activities and tours. You’ll feel like you have stepped back in time when you see the first Olympic stadium and the Acropolis in Athens. You will also have opportunities to stretch your comfort zone – whether you decide to take a leap and bungee jump over Corinth Canal or get your blood pumping with a day hike in stunning Samaria Gorge. Other excursions include a visit to hot springs, volcano hike, and trips to world-famous attractions like the blue domes of Oia and the charming town of Chania. 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.

Tours & Excursions

Maximize your time abroad as you hop between program locations in Greece with all of your included activities and tours. You’ll feel like you have stepped back in time when you see the first Olympic stadium and the Acropolis in Athens. You will also have opportunities to stretch your comfort zone – whether you decide to take a leap and bungee jump over Corinth Canal or get your blood pumping with a day hike in stunning Samaria Gorge. Other excursions include a visit to hot springs, volcano hike, and trips to world-famous attractions like the blue domes of Oia and the charming town of Chania. 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.

Greece Samaria Gorge

Community Engagement & Service

As part of our service-learning curriculum, you will dive into the local culture and gain perspective as you observe and learn from some of Athens’ best non-profit organizations. These experiences are made possible through unique partnerships with local organizations such as the Salvation Army, The NO Project and animal rescue centers. In all service projects, you will make a difference whether you are rehabilitating a building, organizing donations, completing a beach cleanup or increasing outreach on global issues like human trafficking. The service-learning curriculum comes to life through hands-on work, debrief discussions and journal reflections. Our faculty and teaching assistants will ensure that you are understanding the experience and connecting it back to your life at home.

Community Engagement & Service

As part of our service-learning curriculum, you will dive into the local culture and gain perspective as you observe and learn from some of Athens’ best non-profit organizations. These experiences are made possible through unique partnerships with local organizations such as the Salvation Army, The NO Project and animal rescue centers. In all service projects, you will make a difference whether you are rehabilitating a building, organizing donations, completing a beach cleanup or increasing outreach on global issues like human trafficking. The service-learning curriculum comes to life through hands-on work, debrief discussions and journal reflections. Our faculty and teaching assistants will ensure that you are understanding the experience and connecting it back to your life at home.

Service Greece

Accommodations

All of your accommodations in Greece inspire relaxation and are located in safe, centrally located neighborhoods. In your first week, you will stay in Glyfada, a quaint seaside suburb of Athens. While in Santorini, you will stay at a boutique hotel in Fira with easy access to restaurants, museums and the beach. Our final stop in Crete is where you will stay at a poolside retreat in the peaceful, hilltop neighborhood of Koutouloufari. You will live with two to three other students in each accommodation as every hotel typically has triple or quad room setups. Whether you sign up with a friend or adventure solo, we will match you with roommates based on your personality and interests.

Free WiFi

Nearby Dining

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.

Chat with an expert!

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.

Explore Similar Programs

LEAD Cape Town slim

Same program type in our most popular location: Cape Town, South Africa.

DIRECT Greece slim

Same iconic location but short-term travel experience without course credit