Come join this intriguing program abroad featuring an exciting week-long stay in Athens and Santorini, Greece. Professionals will have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning within a variety of community contexts including:
(1) visits to historical sites, monuments, and museums (e.g., Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Ancient Agora and the National Archeological Museum);
(2) visits to contemporary sites that illustrate the economic and cultural diversity of Greece;
(3) taking in the rich beauty of Santorini;
(4) visits to some of the most pristine beaches in the world; and
(5) after-hours enjoyment in local restaurants and entertainment venues.
Experiential learning will focus on cultural immersion and discovery of the Greek History.
ELIGIBILITY: This program/course is open to professionals.
All participants MUST attend a mandatory one-day orientation session before the trip in order to travel. The program involves quite a bit of moving around from city to city, and may involve walking in hot temperatures; plan accordingly.
Program size is limited to 15, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
TENTATIVE PROGRAM ITINERARY:
Day 1: Depart Atlanta (overnight)
Day 2: Arrive in Athens; on-site safety orientation; rest; welcome dinner
Day 3: Full-day city tour of Athens with stops at the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Ancient Agora and the National Archeological Museum; free time in the evening.
Day 4: Visit the heart of the city at syntagma square National Garden, Parliament Building & Panatheniac Stadium, explore the Psiri neighborhood.
Day 5: Discover Greek’s superb food culture tour and explore local food markets (Monastiraki Flea Market and Athens food market).
Day 6: Fly to Santorini; explore central Fira and watch the sunset in Oia; free time in the afternoon; dinner overlooking the Caldera Cliffs.
Day 7: Guided tour of Santorini with stops at Red Beach, the villages of Pyrgos and Megalochori; and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera; free time
Day 8: Fly to Athens; visit Monastiraki Flea Market; rest
Day 9/10: Departure to Atlanta / Arrive in Atlanta
DATE OF TRIPS: September 15 to 24, 2024
INVESTMENT: The program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations. The cost is tentatively set at $3,900 per person. Payment in installments is strongly encouraged. Contact us for more details at (770) 284-1044.
- Deposit - $500 (Non-Refundable)
- First payment (2 months after deposit) - $700
- Second payment (2 months after 1st payment) - $700
- Third payment (2 or 3 months after 2nd payment) - $700
- Fourth payment (2 or 3 months after 3rd payment) - $700
- Fifth payment (2 or 3 months after 4th payment) - $600 (on or before end of July 2024)
Kelly Lewis-Arthur, Ph.D. : Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Kelly M. Lewis-Arthur is a Licensed Psychologist (Georgia and Washington DC) and the President of GlobeCoRe, Inc. with over 20 years of combined expertise in psychotherapy, coaching, psychological evaluation, workshops and trainings, and cultural immersion experiences across a number of topic domains. She is well published in these areas and has received numerous awards for her national and international work. Dr. Lewis-Arthur received her B.A. in Psychology from DePaul University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from Michigan State University. After completing her pre-doctoral residency at Yale University and her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory, Dr. Lewis-Arthur worked for several years as a consultant to the CDC and as a professor of Psychology at GSU and Walden University. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory School of Medicine.
Dr. Lewis-Arthur has worked with individual, couples, family, group and organizational clients across a variety of settings including outpatient hospitals, clinics, university counseling centers, shelters, schools, public health agencies, community based mental health agencies, non-profits, and corporations. As a recognized expert in empowerment and culturally relevant treatment approaches, her programs employ collaborative, safe, nurturing, and solution focused processes that facilitate positive growth and whole body wellness for children, adolescents, adults and aging populations. She works with clients to overcome adversity, secure fresh perspectives and new directions for the next phase of life.
Her theoretical orientation is primarily systems-based with roots in interpersonal, CBT and solution-focused approaches. Essentially, she works with clients to facilitate individual and systems level change within a context that is empowering, culturally sensitive, interpersonal, solution focused and supportive of the cultural world view of those she works with. She has taught and mentored doctoral level clinicians-in-training and presented at national/international conferences and workshops on the topics of multi-cultural mental health, diversity and cross-cultural psychology, empowerment approaches to treatment, life and career coaching, family-systems therapy, community psychology and prevention, program evaluation, and women's issues. Dr. Kelly's hobbies include: traveling, exploring new cultures, cooking, spending time with family/friends, enjoying the outdoors and adventure activities and being near the water.
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