AHIF COLLEGE STUDENT FOREIGN POLICY TRIP: Washington, DC, GREECE & CYPRUS
(Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that the 2020 AHIF Student Program is cancelled.)
The AHIF College Student Foreign Policy Study Trip: Washington, DC, Greece & Cyprus is a leading travel abroad program aimed to help Greek and Cypriot American college students better understand the importance of US-Greece-Cyprus relations and foreign policy issues important to the Greek American community. During the eighteen-day program, the students will have the opportunity to experience firsthand experience about the foreign policy issues affecting Greece and Cyprus, their relations with the U.S., and the interests of the U.S. in the region. Prior to their departure, students will meet in Washington, DC where they will attend meetings and briefings with officials at Greek and Cypriot embassies, the State Department, Congress and think-tanks.
While in Greece and Cyprus the students will attend meetings or briefings held at the U.S. embassies, officials from various foreign ministries, parliament members, religious leaders, think-tank organizations, and members of academia and the private sector of both countries. In Cyprus, the group will visit the Turkish-occupied area, receive a guided tour of old Nicosia Airport-UNFICYP in the demilitarized zone, and take a day trip to Paphos and Ayia Napa. While in Greece, the students will take a day-trip to visit the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, Crete, to tour the NATO Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI), take a day trip on a private boat and an exclusive tour of the Karaiskakis Stadium, the home stadium of Olympiacos FC.
The program is open to undergraduate Greek/Cypriot American students (rising sophomores), to graduate students with a full-time enrollment status and a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Students with a keen interest in US-Greek-Cyprus relations and policy challenges facing Greece and Cyprus will benefit from this program. Program size is limited, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program review committee.
Cost and Accommodations:
Hotel accommodations as well as most meals in Washington, DC, Greece, and Cyprus and transportation to and from the hotels, airport, excursions and meetings will be covered by the AHIF. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be responsible for purchasing their airline tickets through Amphitrion Holidays. The approximate cost for the round-trip ticket from Washington, DC-Larnaca-Athens-Chania-US is $2,400.
Application reviews are on a rolling basis and begin in January; applications received after May 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. All applicants must submit the application, resume, transcript, 2 recommendation letters, & $600 check ($100 application fee & $500 refundable deposit) by March 15. For more details read the information packet.
Our program operates on a rolling admission basis beginning in January; priority is given to applications received by March 15, afterward in a space-available basis.