Washington, DC.- The AHEPA Journey to Greece Program, in cooperation with the University of Indianapolis, Athens, will begin its sixth season with a total of 38 students participating over its two sessions, announced Supreme President Nicholas A. Karacostas. The AHEPA Journey to Greece Program offers students the ability to earn up to nine transferable college credits by studying about ancient and modern Greece. In addition, the 2011 Program will feature:
the unique opportunity for students to enroll in a Service Learning course and offer their volunteer services at the Special Olympics Games for credit,
a land excursion to ancient Greek sites, sea excursions to the Greek Islands and Turkey courtesy of the generous sponsorship of the National Hellenic Society, and
a foreign policy class sponsored by the American Hellenic Institute Foundation.
Also as part of the curriculum, students will visit the American Embassy, the Hellenic Parliament, the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Acropolis Museum.
“We are thrilled with the development of the Journey since it was re-launched in 2005,” Karacostas said. “This year, we have a dynamic group of students who will be afforded a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn about Greece and earn college credit all while making friendships that will last a lifetime. Moreover, we are excited that the importance of volunteerism has been incorporated as students will have the opportunity to volunteer their services to the Special Olympics which are being held in Athens.”
He added, “I also commend the AHEPA chapters and districts that have established scholarships that provide financial support to the families of the students enabling them to participate.”