New York, NY – The General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad is accepting applications for its first Philoxenia Program Trip to Greece aimed to further enhance the bonds between twenty (20) U.S. and Canadian students of Greek descent and their country of origin. The trip will take place July 24 – through August 2, 2017.

The 10-day program includes meetings in the capital Athens with Government officials focused on Greek-American relations, Greek economy and specific issues of Greek national interest. Also included are visits to major archaeological sites and museums, attendance at lectures, participation in cultural events and 2 daily excursions, one in the Peloponnese region (archaeological site of Mycenae, Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, the city of Nafplion) and a cruise to Saronic Gulf Islands (Hydra, Poros, Aegina).

During their stay, the students will also have the opportunity to visit the Presidential Mansion and the Hellenic Parliament.

In case you are interested in this program, kindly submit your application by June 19th, 2017.