Greek Economic Crisis Impacts Student Mobility

We have a sweet spot in our heart for Greece- our daughter studied abroad with College Year in Athens her Junior year at Penn.  The gut-wrenching economic crisis has created tremendous unrest and hardship. And it has dramatically altered the future for Greek students: see http://www.economist.com/node/21542815 for insights into the new problem of brain drain.  “Since 2008, ever more young people have gone [abroad] often to foreign universities.”  University graduates face dim employment prospects with youth unemployment now at 47%.  In the coming decade, Greece’s population will age as its workforce shrinks – and its best and brightest build careers overseas.

 

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