The philosophy behind our truly unique program
ur mission is to empower young women, enrich their academic lives, and give them opportunities to bond and connect while studying and volunteering abroad.
We have created a unique and meaningful “girl bonding” experience that is ideally suited for sorority members. Sisters from chapters across North America and Canada come together, discover new places, learn about another culture, and find common ground in their shared commitment to Greek life. This bond of sisterhood only grows stronger while traveling together. We take a hands-on, all-inclusive approach with pre-planned trips, activities, and meals organized and overseen by Select Study Abroad directors. Each program is unique and strives to cater to each group’s particular interests and passions. In addition, we provide our students with the opportunity to participate in philanthropic projects during the summer. We strive to include charity work that relates to each sorority’s own philanthropic organizations and interests.
Select Study Abroad also adheres to the ancient adage Festina Lente (“make haste
slowly”). Festina Lente is the ability to strike a balance between the rush to do it all and the patience to do it all well. This philosophy influences how Select Study Abroad functions on a daily basis and how we hope our students will experience life abroad. Our symbol of the turtle and the sail has been a visual representation of this concept since as far back as 79AD. For us, it is a reminder of our belief in a well-rounded and balanced approach to studying abroad. With extensive experience teaching and managing student programs in Italy, we have tried, tested, and honed the ideal program. In one summer, Select Study Abroad students will experience just as much as those who visit Italy for a semester or an entire year! They will enjoy thought-provoking classes, extensive travel to well-known cities, as well as well-kept secrets, amazing food at the most authentic restaurants, meaningful new friendships, and so much more. We also understand the value of slowing down to contemplate, appreciate, and savor each new experience (or each bite, when it comes to Italian food). Thanks to meticulous planning and a carefully thought-out itinerary, students thrive in our uniquely balanced environment.