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University of California, Los Angeles; Athens, September 06 - September 13, 2015

Sun, Sep 06, 2015


evening

arrive Athens

day 1

arrive Athens

air

meet ISP Program Manager at the airport


transfer to hotel/check-in

bus transfer

rest of the day at leisure

Mon, Sep 07, 2015

welcome to the Land of Gods


breakfast

morning

day 2
hotel

orientation talk by ISP Program Manager


visit: the true Greek tragedy: overview of Greece's economy and the
euro-zone crisis
e.g. Ministry of Finance
e.g. National Bank of Greece
management presentation, discussion

conference room

bus full day

lunch on your own

afternoon

cultural event: Guided Tour of Athens incl. Acropolis & Agora


start to discover Athens as you take a panoramic tour by Athens' main
landmarks such as the Parliament House, Constitution Square and
much more; later experience the history of Athens as you visit the
Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora

bus/walk

evening

welcome dinner with live music & folklore show


immerse yourself in a Greek culture by tasting the local delicacies and
learn some of the traditional dances

bus transfer/restaurant

return to hotel

bus transfer

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Tue, Sep 08, 2015

dealing with the crisis

day 3

breakfast

morning

hotel

visit: role of technology & innovation in a business survival and


development
e.g. Microsoft Greece
management presentation, discussion

bus full day

lunch on your own

afternoon

visit: crisis management: maintaining success during an economic


downturn
e.g. Gaea
management presentation, discussion
case study: secrets of a successful entry into a new market
e.g. Gaea
case study, discussion, workshop
rest of the day at leisure
Recommended activity: A for Athens bar
Experience the famous Monastiraki square by night and enjoy the
spectacular views of the city while having a drink

Wed, Sep 09, 2015

local pride

day 4

breakfast

morning

hotel

visit: investing in Greece: high risk for a high return?


e.g. Global Finance
management presentation, discussion

bus full day

lunch on your own

afternoon

visit: local vs. global positioning


e.g. Athenian Brewery
management presentation, discussion, tour of facilities
rest of the day at leisure

Thu, Sep 10, 2015

future outlook

day 5

breakfast
morning

hotel

panel discussion: Greece: what are the options for its future?
e.g. economist, local business professional, journalist

restaurant

networking lunch with panelists

afternoon

conference room

cultural event: half day trip to Sounion


take a trip along the scenic coastal road known as "the Riviera of
Attica" which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing
through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Vouliagmeni,
Alianthos) to Cape Sounion the southern-most point of the entire
peninsula of Aemos (Balkans)

bus transfer

rest of the day at leisure

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Fri, Sep 11, 2015

towards sustainable future


breakfast

morning

day 6
hotel

visit: help to build a better future


e.g. Kivotos
a voluntary NGO whose aim is to empower the disadvantaged and
promote social inclusion, through informal education and experiential
learning

bus half day

lunch on your own


afternoon
evening

Sat, Sep 12, 2015

free for sightseeing & shopping


farewell dinner

bus transfer/restaurant

return to hotel

bus transfer

culture

day 7

breakfast

Sun, Sep 13, 2015

hotel

cultural event: Full-Day trip to Delphi & the picturesque village


Arahova
immerse yourself in the beauty of Delphi, ancient city on the slopes of
Mount Parnassos; visit the Sacred Way, the Athenian Treasury, the
Thetre and the Temple of Apollo where the famous oracles were
pronounced; after lunch continue your journey to the charming
mountain village of Arahova, famous for its colorful rugs and carpets
full of cafes and cozy small streets (group lunch included)

bus transfer

return to hotel

bus transfer

depart for USA

day 8

boxed breakfast
early morning

hotel

check out/transfer to the airport

bus transfer

depart for USA

air

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