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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: May Term
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: May Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English, Greek GPA Requirement: 2.5
Program Description:

Rider's Service Learning Trip in
May 13 - 22, 2018

Service Learning Project Important Information
This service learning trip is specifically targeted for the GREEK community, however it is open to all Rider students.

Students will spend the first 4 days of the trip working with an organization in Athens. The remaining time will be spent exploring the beautiful country and learning through cultural activities and visiting the island of Santorini.

Application Requirements:                          This trip will accept a maximum of 14 students.
2.5 GPA or higher                                                    Note: This trip requires an interview with the trip leader and  $100 application fee                                                2 pre-departure sessions in February, March, & in May.
Service Learning Essay
1 letter of recommendation
Interview with Joan Liptrot 
Important Dates: 
Program Dates
:  May 13 - May 22, 2018
Application Deadline: February 1 or until trip is full. 

Program cost:
$3,800 (14 students) $4,200 (10-13 students) + $100 application fee. Cost will be determined based on the amount of students that sign up.

Trip is ALL inclusive of International airfare and domestic airfare in Greece, all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), shared room in a modest hotel, health insurance, transportation in country, all cultural activities and donations to the organization.
*Final trip cost will be decided by the deadline or when the trip is full.

Trip Leader:
Joan Liptrot
Assistant Director of Campus Life for Service Learning
BLC 123

Refund policy: If you decide you can no longer attend the trip, your $500 deposit may be refunded up until October 1st, 2017. Payments made after November 15th are not able to be refunded.

Note:  If you are not accepted on the trip your application fee will be refunded.

*This trip is all inclusive*
*This is a non-credit bearing trip*
Location/Trip Details + Excursions
This 10 day trip will involve an on-site orientation and city tour the first day followed by our service project Tuesday - Friday with the following cultural activities throughout the week:
  • Traditional Greek cooking class
  • Greek Folk Dance class
  • 3 nights on the beautiful island of Santorini with Sunset cruise
  • Visit to the Acropolis
Important payment deadlines:
1. $500 deposit + $100 Application fee by September 15th, 2017
2. 2nd payment: $1,600 November 15th, 2017
3. 3rd payment: $1,900 (or new final total) February 15th, 2018
Short Term App Fee Form.xlsx
Deposit for Greece 2018.xlsx

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This program is currently not accepting applications.