IV Next is for participants who have completed one year (Freshman Year) at college or vocational school and up to 24 years old and will run from June 2 - June 13, 2023REGISTER
Dozens of colleges and universities offer study abroad programs in Greece, and many programs of our own diaspora offer similar opportunities for young adults to travel to Greece and see the sights. However, IV Next is the only travel based program for young adults that has our Greek Orthodox faith as a core tenet of the program. Only IV Next combines professional development, international travel, and the Orthodox Faith into one all-inclusive program.
The twelve-day itinerary includes time at the historic Ionian Village campgrounds, as well as excursions to the cornerstones of the travel program. Throughout the program, participants will engage in discussions about career goals, the financial realities of being a millennial, and how to successfully incorporate our Orthodox Faith into everyday business life. These conversations and sessions will provide not only a more solid understanding of vocation, but also serve as an excellent inter-community networking opportunity.
Through a varied schedule that includes churches and monasteries, meetings with political and religious figures, and museums and archaeological sites, IV Next participants will become intimately familiar with all aspects of Greece, her culture and people.
Participants of the IV Next program will be selected by filling out an online application. Participants will be required to get themselves to JFK for departure to Greece. Full participation and the costs associated with this program (flight to and from Greece, meals, travel, lodging) are partially subsidized through a generous grant from Leadership 100.
- Registration Opens January 21st, 2023 12:00 noon Eastern
- Participants must be removed from High School by one year (graduates of 2022) up to 24 years old
- Dates: June 2 - June 13, 2023
- IV Next includes travel to all the tradition Ionian Village sites, and professional development sessions with Leadership 100 members
The cost of registration is $3,000 and includes:
- Roundtrip airfare from JFK to Athens
- Meals at camp
- Museum tickets
- Ferry tickets
“I graduated from GOYA, I’m in college, I’m too old to go to camp, I have to work this summer....what’s next for me?”
IV Next is what’s next.
Working together with and funded partially through a grant from Leadership 100, IV Next will focus on not only the influential excursions of the classic Ionian Village program, but also, the future of the participants by providing access to mentors from Leadership 100.
An outline of the tentative travel itinerary
Day 1: Departure from New York City
Day 2: Arrival in Athens and travel to Ionian Village
Day 3: Day trip to the island of Kefalonia
Day 4: Day trip to Patras
Day 5: Day trip to local villages
Day 6: Day trip to the island of Zakynthos
Day 7: Day trip to Kalavrita, visit to World War II Kalavrita Massacre Museum & Memorial
Day 8: Day trip to local villages
Day 9: Trip to Athens with a stop at Osios Loukas and Nea Makri
Day 10: Day trip to island of Aegina
Day 11: Day in Athens including the Parthenon and Acropolis Museum, and shopping time
Day 12: Departure from Athens