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    Global Routes: Climate Change Resilience & Cultural Immersion in Italy & Greece

    Global Routes: Climate Change Resilience & Cultural Immersion in Italy & Greece


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Greece, Italy
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Architecture, Italian, Preserving the Environment, Arts, Environmental Science
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (413) 585-8895
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    From Florence to Athens, develop a deeper understanding of ancient history and culture, informing today’s sustainability and climate resilience efforts.

    Global Routes summer in Italy & Greece takes you to the heart of the Mediterranean region. By focusing on climate change through the lens of resilience and regeneration, we look not only at the problem of climate change but also at the proactive and life-affirming ways that we can overcome current and future challenges.

    Along the way, stay in a sustainable living community outside of Rome, where you’ll learn about natural building, learning through doing, and building community from your generous Italian hosts. Explore the museums and world-renowned art in Florence in between visits to an urban educational garden. Island hop to Crete, where you take on sustainable farm life surrounded by crystal blue ocean waters. End your trip by taking in the sights and sounds of busy city life in Athens!


    • Connect with Italians living sustainably in an intentional community outside of Rome.
    • Dive deep into Firenze (Florence), working with an urban garden project, visiting local NGOs, and exploring the “birthplace of the Renaissance.”
    • Island hop to Crete, where you’ll explore the Greek language and culture, explore archaeological sites, and stop at small farms along the way.

    Cost and Session Information

    2025: June 26 – July 24, 2025

    TUITION: $8,995

    *International airfare is not included in tuition. In general, roundtrip airfare (from New York, for example) can run from $1,300 – $1,500.