Welcome to the third edition of your Athens newsletter!

May 22, 2019

In this newsletter you’ll find information for joining our WhatsApp group (texting/messaging), meet another mentor, learn about more team members, and receive a packing checklist!

PROGRAM CHECKLIST:

Below is a checklist to make sure you are up-to-date. Visit the Living Sport Athens Portal where all details can be found.

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Passport: A copy of the photo page is needed for our records.

Student ID: A student ID (even if it is expired) can help secure you free admission to many attractions in Athens. Be sure to upload it to your Dropbox file and bring it with you on the trip!

Medical Records/Emergency Contact Forms: Both of these forms are very important and will be kept on file as we travel in case of an emergency.

Travel Insurance: Policies will be sent directly to your email and should be received by the end of the week. We will provide confirmation via this section in the newsletter when the policies are sent out.

Flight Information: All flights have been received by our team.

Trip Information: You can find the Athens itinerary, lodging details, and emergency contact information for Living Sport on the online portal as well. 

REMINDER: Our mandatory pre-trip meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 30 at 7PM EST (NYC time). The conference link can be found in your email.


WHATSAPP - A GREAT WAY TO TALK & TEXT WITH WIFI!

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Be sure to download the WhatsApp app ASAP and join our group with this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Km6Wju9Bou6CEKxmUPWbmF

This is the best and easiest way for us to communicate throughout the trip.

With WhatsApp, you'll get fast, simple, secure messaging for free* (*if connected to WiFi). WhatsApp enables text and voice messaging over your phone’s data connection. By forcing the information through WhatsApp servers, you are able to avoid SMS charges. Such charges can be significant in foreign countries. Using WhatApps in another country simply involves forcing your phone or similar device to use Wi-Fi instead of local cellular connections. The catch is however that you MUST be connected to WiFi.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Download the WhatsApp app

2. Turn off your cellular connection. For most phones, go into the settings menu and turn off the cellular data setting. For more information on doing this in Windows, iOS and Android phones, see the links under “Resources.”

3. Connect your phone to a compatible Wi-Fi network. Throughout the world, Wi-Fi uses a signaling standard that is compatible with virtually all smartphones.

4. Open WhatsApp and use as you normally would. WhatsApp will use the only available connection, Wi-Fi, to complete your conversations.

TIPS:

  • When traveling abroad, it’s wise to set your status to something that informs your WhatsApp contacts that you won’t answer with the same immediacy you would when using your domestic mobile data account. The company recommends, “I am currently roaming abroad, will reply when I am on Wi-Fi.”

  • If you’re going to be in one international location for a while, you can also purchase a local smartphone and load WhatsApp on to that phone. This enables you to use cellular data without incurring data roaming charges.

  • When first connecting to Wi-Fi, open your smartphone's browser and attempt to connect to Google or another simple website. Some Wi-Fi hotspots have a captive mode that prevents your connection from completing until you agree to terms. You can agree to these terms only when redirected within a browser. If you have not agreed to these terms, WhatsApp will not work.

For complete information on WhatsApp visit their website: https://www.whatsapp.com


MEET YOUR MENTOR:

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Murvin “murv” English - Product Merchandising Manager at Mitchell & Ness

MURVIN’S SPORT BUSINESS BIO

Murvin English is a sport business professional who has spent his career working closely with teams, team concessionaires and leagues in a sales and liaison capacity. Murvin began his career as an intern at Majestic Athletic, the official outfitter of Major League Baseball, to complete his graduation requirements from East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) Management & Leadership graduate program. At the completion of his internship, he was offered a full-time position which led to a 10-year career working in Major League Baseball. During his time at Majestic, Murvin gained valuable experience working big events which include numerous MLB All-Star games and World Series. Most notably Derek Jeter’s final All-Star game in Minnesota (2014) and the Chicago Cubs’ historic win over the Cleveland Indians breaking a 108-year ‘curse’ (2016).

After 10 years of working at Majestic, Murvin decided to move on and join Mitchell & Ness (M&N), a historic sporting goods company in Philadelphia established in 1904. Growing up in Philly, Murvin has always been a fan of the M&N brand. Known as a premier jersey and lifestyle brand, M&N provided Murvin the ability to work in numerous channels which include Team, Sporting Goods, Boutique and Urban. He now uses his experience and knowledge working with teams to build relationships in all professional leagues which include the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, and MLB.

Murvin’s relationship with Living Sport Founder/President, Alicia Marinelli was established as grad school mates at East Stroudsburg University (ESU). Following graduation, Murvin and Alicia stayed closely connected as Majestic (Murv’s employer) and the IronPigs baseball team (Alicia’s employer) were both based in the Lehigh Valley enabling the two to work together. When Alicia decided to follow her passion and establish Living Sport, Murvin was thrilled to join as a Board Member when the opportunity presented itself to continue working with Alicia and give back to the next generation of sport professionals.

Murvin received his Bachelor’s degree from ESU in Sport Management and his Master’s degree in Management & Leadership. Murvin is a huge fitness enthusiast and is also a NASM certified personal trainer.

WE ASKED MURVIN THE SAME QUESTIONS AS YOU!

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Sports have always been a part of my life. I couldn’t imagine working doing anything else.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

Basketball. I’m a player guy. But if I have to choose specific teams then I’m Philly through and through.

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

Entrepreneur. Owner of my own personal training space.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

Personal Trainer. Somehow.

What is a unique trait that you bring to the team?

I’ve learned from my experience it’s important to be a team player. But that doesn’t mean that you have to blend in. I look forward to sharing my advice with the team of working hard and staying true to yourself. If you’re doing a good job, they’ll recognize it.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

I was there for games 3-7 of the Cubs World Series when they won for the first time in over 100+ years. I witnessed history.

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What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

As many of the Living Sport Board Members and Mentors, I share a passion for helping people. Particularly the younger generation. I am also passionate about traveling and sports. Living Sport has found a unique way to fuse all these things together. What I expect to gain through the International Sports Business Program is helping others, travel, teaching, learning, team building and exploring. I am really excited.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

Montreal, Canada has been my favorite place thus far.

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

I’m a great singer. Not really, but I’ll sing anyway and I don’t care who hears it. LOL

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I received my Bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University in Sport Management and my Master’s degree from ESU in Management & Leadership. I currently live in Philadelphia, PA.


LET’S GET TO KNOW More of THE ATHENS TEAM!

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What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I have always grown up watching and playing sports and because of this I have always been extremely competitive. As I made my way through college it eventually became clear to me that I might not still be able to compete, but I can surround myself with an industry that I love. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport is basketball and I am a die-hard Spurs fan. I do also love the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators (major conflict of interest for the NHL first round matchup this year).

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

I would love to work in the front office of an NBA team. While I might not be doing exactly what I want, I hope that it will help me transition into doing what I want.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My dream job is to be the General Manager for the San Antonio Spurs. The next job in line would be for any role that is able to influence an NBA franchise and has frequent contact with the players and coaches.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

I like to think that I have never met a stranger and do a good job of connecting with people quickly. I really look for every opportunity to meet new people and get to know them on a personal level. Also, for people that still think Jordan is the best of all time, I think I have a pretty compelling argument otherwise.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

I can’t say that I have had many! I really was not clear on my career path until fairly recently! If I had to pick something I would say that I was a two-time semi-finalist for Texas Christian Athlete of the Year.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

More than anything I am hoping to gain a direction on what area of sports I can truly thrive in. I also want to build more connections on a grander scale. I only really have connections in Texas and Nashville, TN and would love for that to branch out further.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

I have been living in my favorite city that I have visited and that’s Nashville, TN. I was able to visit Israel during this past year of graduate school and while I would not consider myself a “history” person, I absolutely loved it there. The people and the culture were incredible!

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

A couple fun facts about me: I used to go to pre-school with David Robinson’s son. I also have a dog named Waylon Jennings, and while I was walking him I ran into the real Waylon’s old tour manager!

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I went to Lipscomb University and graduated with an integrated studies degree with concentrations in business and ministry. I also went to Lipscomb for a one-year MBA program that I graduated from on May 4th. Lipscomb is in Nashville and that is where I am staying currently.


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What made you want to get into the sports industry?

When I was in high school, I saw a clear path of where I wanted to go to college and what I wanted to major in. It wasn’t until recently I knew I wanted to steer towards a more directed path of passion. I don’t know if I want to be directly in the sports industry however I have always been interested in being in an industry that focuses on an active lifestyle. I am excited to learn more about the industry and see where it takes me! 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport is basketball. 

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

My goal in 5 years is to be working at Nike in the Marketing and Communications area at the company’s Portland Headquarters.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My dream job is with Nike. My next job in the sporting industry will be as a retail associate for a Nike location in Manhattan. I plan to apply for a Nike internship my junior year and am excited to be apart of the company in any way I can. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

A unique trait I bring to the team is my adaptability. I love to push myself out of my comfort zone and with that have learned how to adjust to different cultures and situations.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest accomplishment in sport business is being on the winning team for the 2019 Delaware Blue Coats Case Study Competition at the Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference at Indiana University of PA. 

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

I hope to learn more about the sports industry while learning about what it takes to run a sport event. 

Favorite city or country you have visited?

My favorite country is Germany. In high school I had the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with a school in Dresden, Germany. I hosted a German student for two weeks and then stayed with a family there for two weeks. I made friends and memories that I will have for a lifetime.

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

A fun fact about me is that I came to college as a Rodeo Princess. If you don’t know what that is, Rodeo Royalty are essentially promotional representatives for the sport of rodeo and their specific rodeo/area they promote for. I had the amazing opportunity to travel around Arizona for a year running hot laps, sponsored flags, and inspiring rising youth to join the sport of rodeo. I have always loved equestrian lifestyle and own two horses.  

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What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I currently attend Mercy College in the Business Honors Program, residing in the greater New York area. I am a Marketing and Data Analytics major. 


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Tre’ Pickel

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

I got into the sports industry because I’ve spent my entire life playing sports and being around sports. I can’t imagine my life without working in the sports industry.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sports are basketball and football: NBA – Boston Celtics / College Basketball – Louisville Cardinals / NFL – New York Giants / College Football – THE Ohio State Buckeyes

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

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What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My dream job would be working for a professional basketball team in a combination of a sales and service role. I recently moved from Cincinnati to California to work for the Stockton Kings of the NBA’s G League.

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

The unique trait that I bring to the team is my dedication and determination. I will do whatever it takes to get the position that I want.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest accomplishment so far would have to be working for the Cincinnati Bengals for the past four seasons.

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What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

During this program I hope to learn all I can from different individuals in the sport industry, then to use that knowledge to get offered a position in sports.

Favorite city or country you have visited?

My favorite city that I’ve visited would have to be Los Angeles, CA.

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What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

A recent hobby of mine would be that I like to cook.

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I graduated from Mount St. Joseph University and currently live in Stockton, California.


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What made you want to get into the sports industry?

The energy and fast-paced environment!

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams? 

Milwaukee Bucks!

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

Event Manager with the Milwaukee Bucks/Fiserv Forum.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

Anything in events - whether or not that is sports or another industry to gain more experience!

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team? 

I’m a team player and want everyone to succeed. I love having fun while working!

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Having a job with the Milwaukee Bucks and succeeding. They invited me to come back next season!

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What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program? 

More event experience and knowledge of the sports industry!

Favorite city or country you have visited?

Milos Island in Greece!

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What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

Fun fact - I love to travel and do anything outside!

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin; My major was in Communications! I currently live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and am moving to Los Angeles in June!


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alexander williamson

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Participating in sporting events like 5Ks, half marathons, and competitions in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) peaked my interest into fitness and health. I combined my personal experiences and my understanding of the science behind sports to help me become a better competitor. After participating in competitions enough times I started to notice the business behind what was happening during the events. The culmination of all the elements inspired my appreciation and love that would serve as the very basis for what got me into the sport industry as a Sport Management major. 

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What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sports are football, basketball, soccer and action or nontraditional sports like the X Games and skateboarding. My favorite sport teams: Football - Carolina Panthers | Basketball - Denver Nuggets | Soccer - LA Galaxy | Skateboarder - Nyjah Huston

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

In five years, I hope to have a mid to senior level position in MiLB, MLS, or working toward my dream job of an Olympic position. To be more specific I hope I would be working in one of the Carolina League MiLB teams like the Fayetteville Woodpeckers or Carolina Mudcats. 

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My dream job would be working with an Olympic Sport like USA Baseball in Cary, NC as the Director for Marketing or something similar like promotions or operations. 

My next job has yet to be secured so I am kind of open to any doors that would help me take the next step closer to my dream job. I am currently working toward securing a position with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers MiLB team.  

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What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

Out of all my traits the one I believe to be unique to myself would be my observance. I am good at fine-tuning details and being able to enrich practical approaches to situations or problems that typically render very concrete and realistic results for everyone based on how well I can observe and understand what exactly I must work with. That unique trait pairs well with some of my other standout traits like my ability to lead and motivate. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest sport business accomplishment would originate from being the first student to ever intern with the Campbell University Campus Recreational Department. As an intern I revitalized the entire department with the help of the Director and Assistant Directors who I reported to directly. I developed department procedures, inventory management, facility protocols, launched an overhaul of employee conduct and training, as well as increased participation and marketing programs that led to a 120+ percent increase in student activity since my arrival. I have since transitioned from being an intern to my current position as the Student Development Supervisor for Campus Recreation where I continue my involvement. I have even assisted with planning for the new Student Union being constructed for future students on behalf of Campus Recreation. 

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

I hope to gain experience and exposure to new cultures, teams, individuals, and ultimately to the sport industry. Before I make the trip, I will be graduated with my degree in Sport Management so the exposure and experience I can gain will help me grow as an individual and better prepare me as a professional.  

Favorite city or country you have visited?

Out of all the cities and countries I have visited my favorite was Golden, Colorado in the U.S. I liked it because it was fun, welcoming, and not far from other great cities like Colorado Springs and Denver. 

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What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

Hobby: Kayaking, skateboarding, art, and playing video games.

Fun Fact: I’m part Native American. I was born in Arizona but raised in North Carolina, and I have been to Australia. 

Hidden Talent: I can be artsy, so I have a collection of poems I’ve written, sketches I have framed, and a book that I am working on. 

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What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

Campbell University - Sport Management BS - Garner, North Carolina


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What made you want to get into the sports industry?

Attending countless baseball games each summer in Toronto with my mom ever since I was a little girl made me realize how much I loved sport. Once I realized that I could make a career out of it, I knew that sport was it for me!

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favourite sport is baseball, and my favourite team is the Toronto Blue Jays. That being said, I also love hockey and basketball, and I’m a huge Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors fan!

What job would you like to have in 5 years?

Within 5 years I hope to be working in the front office of an MLB team, preferably in the Baseball Operations Department.

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My dream job is to be the General Manager of a Major League Baseball team. Once I complete my internship with the Reading Fightin Phils MiLB team, I would like to begin working in the front office of a professional baseball team.

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What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

I bring travel experience to our team through the many different sporting events and cities across North America and in Europe that I have visited.

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

My biggest sport business accomplishment so far would probably be interning with the Reading Fightin Phils in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

I hope to gain a unique experience that will set me apart from other people, along with making new friends!

Favorite city or country you have visited?

I’m very fortunate to have travelled to many different cities across North America and Europe, and I don’t think I could pick one favourite! My top three are San Francisco, Chicago, and Mykonos, Greece!

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

A fun fact about me is that I have attended a game at 27 out of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums – with a trip to California planned for August so that I can visit the final three that I’m missing! As for “hobbies”, I am a competitive equestrian and curler. I compete at the provincial level in both sports.

What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I am from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada – about an hour away from Toronto. I just graduated in April from the Sport Management program at Brock University.


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What made you want to get into the sports industry?

My entire life I’ve been a die-hard sports fan. It has always been my greatest passion compared to everything else in my life, so I decided to pursue a career in it because it’s what makes me happy. 

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sports to watch are basketball and football. I played basketball my entire life, so that is definitely my favorite sport to play. My favorite teams are the San Francisco 49ers for football and San Antonio Spurs for basketball. My family has been season ticket holders for the 49ers for over 60 years, so you could say it’s in my blood. 

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What job would you like to have in 5 years?

Ideally in 5 years I’d like to have secured an on air position at a smaller station as a sports talk show host for either radio or television. 

What is your dream job? What’s your next job?

My first dream job was to be a GM of my favorite sporting teams, but because there are literally only 30 of those for the NBA and 32 for the NFL, I decided to make a more realistic dream. My dream is to be a sports analyst on ESPN or Fox Sports 1. I love sports and I love talking about sports so there would be nothing better than putting those two things together and getting paid for it. 

What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?

A unique trait I bring to the team is that I’m an excellent communicator, who has multiple experiences with media broadcasts such as in studio sports shows, color commentating sporting events, and podcasting. 

What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

I think my biggest accomplishment in the sports industry so far is being able to work for a up-and-coming company like SponsorUnited. I joined their company when they had only around 10 partnerships with professional sports organizations and when I left the company about a year later, they were close to 50 and now I think they are nearing 100. I was able to do a lot of work for them during my internship that made a huge impact on their ability to grow and partner with sport teams. Overall, I felt like I was making a huge contribution to something with purpose. 

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

The biggest thing I hope to get out of this program is to grow my network. My mom has always told me since I was young that it’s all about who you know and that networking is everything. This type of program that allows me to meet so many new people that are either already in the sports industry or are hoping to get into the sports industry gives me so many different resources that I can use to help me in my journey to find work in the industry. 

Favorite city or country you have visited?

I’ve been blessed to visit a lot of amazing places in my lifetime thus far. My favorite place in the world is Maui. I think it’s the most relaxing and beautiful place in the world and if I’m ever lucky enough to go back there, I’d jump at that opportunity. 

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

A fun fact about me is I’ve been at every major sporting championship event that baseball, basketball and football has to offer. I was at the World Series (Giants vs Rangers) in 2010. I was at Super Bowl XLVII (49ers vs Ravens) when the power went out in the stadium in 2013. I was at the NBA Finals (Spurs vs Heat game 5) in 2014 when the Spurs defeated the Heat to win the championship. I was at the Final 4 and National Championship (UCCON vs Kentucky) for basketball in 2014. And lastly, I was at the National Championship (Clemson vs Alabama) for football in 2019. 

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What college do/did you attend? What was your Major? What city do you reside in currently?

I’m a Sport Communication major and Sport Management minor at High Point University in North Carolina. When I’m not at school, I live in Diablo, CA. 


SOCIAL MEDIA

PROGRAM HASHTAGS: #iamlivingsport #LivingAthens2019

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Looking for content to impress future employers, or to update your community on your newest sport industry endeavor? Share your Living Sport accomplishment across your social media! LinkedIn is a KEY tool for business professionals.

Tag Living Sport and use the program hashtags #iamlivingsport and #LivingAthens2019 to keep the content in one place and enable your community to follow you and your teammates on the trip! You should utilize this program to get yourself and your #sportsbiz accomplishments seen!


MAKE SURE YOU PACK EVERYTHING YOU NEED!

PACKING TIPS & CHECKLIST

It’s important to be prepared for our international journey. Use this checklist to help guide your packing

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Important Documents: Be sure to pack and keep any or all of the below within reach at all times.

  • Passport – Cannot expire within 6 months of our return date

    • For added security, keep your passport in the hotel safe and scan and email a copy to yourself and a family member or friend back home before embarking on your trip. 

  • Driver’s license/other government photo ID

  • A student ID (even if it is expired) can help secure you free admission to many attractions in Athens. Be sure to upload it to your Dropbox file and bring it with you on the trip!

  • Travel documents/reservation itinerary – This will be distributed to you

  • Credit or ATM cards/cash

Baggage Restrictions:

  • Typically airlines allow 1 carry-on and 1 personal item. Be sure to check your airline website for the exact approved sizes and weight restrictions!

    • Delta Carry-On Details: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/during-your-trip/carry-on.html

Carry-On: Pack your carry-on wisely with essential items for convenient outfit swaps or that “worst case scenario” of having your baggage lost in transit. Please carry your Living Sport shirts, and work apparel in this bag.

  • Casual change of clothes

  • Program shirts

  • Extra pair of shoes

  • Toiletries and necessities (Be aware of liquid volume restrictions)

  • Important medications

  • Sealed snacks – liquid is not allowed (Unless purchased at the airport after security)

  • Charging devices for electronics and adapter

Travel Basics: Pack these essentials along so you won’t get stuck paying inflated prices at ports of call, on board or at your destination. 

Money: Be sure to prepare ahead of time!

  • Contact your bank and see about your fees when visiting the ATM abroad. Ask if there are partner banks in Europe that you will not get charged a fee when withdrawing money. Inquire how much money you are allowed to withdraw in one day. Also be sure to inform them of the dates you will be traveling.

  • Call your credit card companies and inform them of your travel plans. This is very important to ensure you will be able to use your card without any trouble. Also ask if there are any international transaction fees with your card.

  • As soon as we touch down at the airport, you will have the opportunity to exchange money. You will have multiple times throughout the trip to do so.

  • Here’s a quick article on exchanging money in Athens: https://transferwise.com/us/blog/currency-exchange-athens

Dress for your Destination: Keep in mind what activities you have planned, and the weather conditions during your travel. Some trips may take you through multiple climates, so bring a variety if needed. Summer officially begins in Athens in June which means it’s typically always hot and sunny. The average temperature is 24°C (75°F), while the average low is 20°C (68°F), and the average high is a warm 28°C (82°F). There is very little chance of rain in June in Athens.

  • Overall dress code for the trip will be business casual to casual. Please keep in mind we are in a business setting and although we are allowing casual wear, you should always want to look put together. Jeans, shorts, and t-shirts will be allowed. Short shorts and ripped jeans are discouraged.

  • Sneakers are a must for work days and sightseeing days

  • Work uniform for event: Khacki shorts/pants, sneakers, and staff shirt that will be distributed to you. T-shirt and gym shorts/pants will be needed for event setup days.

  • It can get a chilly once the sun goes down, especially near Oitylo Bay, so be sure to pack a long-sleeve and/or sweatshirt to have with you. This will also be handy for the flight as they usually keep planes cool inside.

  • Don’t forget hats (important for sun protection), socks, hair ties and other accessories 

  • Check weather conditions prior to traveling to ensure you are packing correctly

  • Packing a rain poncho is a smart idea. We will be working rain or shine.

  • Be sure to pack a t-shirt with your current school or alma mater for our group photo

  • Try not to over pack. It is very standard to wear clothes more than once on a long trip!

  • To help better blend in with the crowd, don’t bring shirts with American flags, or American representation.

Skills Workshop Sessions:

  • Like any business meeting, be sure to arrive on time with a pen and a notepad

  • Be prepared to dress for the occasion

  • Bring three (3) copies of your most recent resume/cover letter for the one on one sessions

  • Business cards are a great idea