Greece Trip

Northstar School’s

Adventures in Greece


Learning While Traveling:

 Northstar Greece 2016


Getting Ready to Go:

Cell Phones in Europe

Power Converter for Europe

Packing Lists:

What do I need to bring to Greece ?

Liquids on flights

ACIS packing list

Rick Steves’ advice on Packing Light & Right: a fun look at the true essentials!

 Find more details on our ACIS website .

Money Matters:

The very best way to get cash in Europe these days is to put your ATM into a machine after you get there. You will get the local currency at the best exchange rate with minimal fees.

Another good idea is to ask your local bank to get some Euros for you and take that instead of dollars. It usually takes 1-2 days, and you’ll get a good rate there, too.

Suggested Budget:

How_Much_Money_Do_I_Need, Greece ?

Exchange Rate: $1.12 = One Euro

Check today’s exchange rate: 

Remember that the official exchange rate is what the banks give each other.  Mere mortals like us will pay a bit more.  Every credit or debit card will charge something for international purchases.  If you can keep your fees around 3%, then you’ve got a good deal.

The ‘chip’ cards are more widely used in Europe than here in the states.  If you have an opportunity to get one, go ahead.  However, only a few unmanned kiosks (toll booths, a few soda machines) are unable to take a regular credit or debit card.  This shouldn’t be a problem for us on this trip.  Rest assured, your ATM with 4 digit pin will work for you in Greece.

ACIS Scholarship contest – New Northstar Deadline is January 8, 2016

Travel Scholarship Workshop

Greece Seminar Materials

Northstar Greece trip overview

Greece Seminar 1

Greece Seminar 2

Greece Seminar 3


Check out these short videos about our wonderful destinations:

Athens & The Parthenon

Mysterious Mycenae

Olympia: 1,000 years of athletic competitions

Delphi: Mountainside Metroplex of the Greek gods

A sunburned Rick Steves demonstrates Greek acoustics in the Theater of Epadavrus

Hold on–it is real!  Meteora from the Air

Island Adventure on Hyrda


Why we travel with ACIS:

Quality, Reliability, Adventure

An Experienced Partner for Safe Travel

An open letter from ACIS President:



Looking for fundraisers for your Greece trip?

Here are some great ideas to get you started.

Fundraiser ideas, Greece Trip

ACIS has some great ideas, too: ACIS Fundraisers

Make a plan, Be Creative, & stick with it. 

You’ll be getting aboard the plane for Greece before you know it!

Before we go:  You WILL need a passport to get on the plane.

If you already have one, make sure the expiration date is more than six months after our return date, so it should be valid through September 20, 2016.  Please follow the instructions carefully at:

While you’re at it, I recommend getting the US Passport Card in addition to the book.  The card can be used as supplemental ID for credit card purchases while traveling, allowing you to leave your passport book in the hotel safe.


“Experience, Travel, these are as education in themselves.” -Euripides



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