Great company over dinner in Greece

Sydney Young, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, shares her favorite spots to grab a meal while in Greece. Don’t miss out on these amazing restaurants! 1. Balux Café House Project Balux Café has anything you could be craving from Sushi to Italian or even authentic Greek food. A few friends and I came … Continue Reading »

Old Biscuit Mill market

Always a student favorite, you cannot go wrong with a meal from the Old Biscuit Mill. Isabelle Martin from the University of Mississippi shares her favorites in her blog below! Being the foodie that I am, I strongly believe that Old Biscuit Mill (OBM) is any food lover’s heaven. From different venders from all over … 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!

Exploring Santorini

We always encourage our students to keep their habits from home while abroad, especially when it comes to fitness and exercise. Amie Varano, a junior at Sacred Heart University, has some great tips for those who want to stay active while studying abroad with GoGlobal. DO’S: • Bring your athletic clothing. It is perfect for … Continue Reading »

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 »

Nutella Pizza

If there’s one commonality across all of our programs that students love, it’s the FOOD in their country. Amerson is a junior at North Carolina State University, and after reading her blog, I’m ready to book my ticket to Greece and try LIVING! Hi! My name is Amerson Webb and I go to North Carolina … 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 »

View of Table Mountain from Signal Hill

Eternity Perry, a junior at Oglethorpe University, wrote up a great list of some of the highlights of our LEAD Cape Town program! Be sure to check out each one of these if you decide to visit Cape Town! Cape Town is an amazing city. There is a ton of things to do and amazing … Continue Reading »

Ready for the world's highest bungee jump

Hannah Fierle, a junior at Miami University, leaped out of her comfort zone on Adventure Week with LEAD Cape Town. Congrats to Hannah and our other students who conquered their fears! My ankles weighed down and a thick bungee cord hooked to my harness, I am shaking with fear as I hobble to the edge … Continue Reading »