The Educational Trip program provides students from Greece with the opportunity to live the daily life of a student in some of the world’s most prestigious universities (Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT, Georgia Tech) and participate in all activities of the university community.
The aim is to familiarize Greek students with a different academic reality and thereafter allow for conveying this experience in their current academic environment, enhancing and ultimately highlighting the essential dimension of the role of universities, while encouraging new opportunities for the exaltation of the Greek higher education system.
Hitherto, the program performance may be estimated through successful examples of cultivating positive, dynamic activities undertaken by students upon return. The most active student in conveying his/her experience in his/her academic environment receive an additional recognition/prize for their contribution in their academic environment.
Educational Trip vision is to inspire young people to innovate and bring universities closer to industry.
The Educational Trip is organized by the Hellenic Association at Stanford-Hell.A.S.[http://studentlife42210.orgsync.com/org/hellas), the Hellenic Student Association at Berkeley Hestia(http://hellenic.berkeley.edu/Hestia/Welcome.html), the Hellenic Students' Association of MIT- HSA(http://hsa.mit.edu/), the Georgia Institute of Technology Hellenic Society-GTHS (http://www.hellas.gtorg.gatech.edu/) and the Corallia (http://www.corallia.org), the first organization established in Greece for the management and development of Innovation Clusters, aiming at boosting competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation. Also, Corallia implements a series of initiatives to stimulate and promote Youth Entrepreneurship, such as Educational Trip, with the mission to mobilize the pioneering forces of the country, champion young people to release their fresh and creative ideas, fuel the field of innovation with young entrepreneurs and underpin the upsurge of innovation, productivity and growth.