If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program?
Studying abroad in Greece is amazing in it of itself. However, studying with College Year in Athens brings it to a whole other level. The faculty and staff truly care about their students like no other academic institution. The program is self contained (not connected to another university in Athens) which makes the atmosphere that much more personal and family-like, and they do teach in English (most people in Greece can speak English). Through studying with CYA I came to understand what the phrase “welcoming you with open arms” is truly all about…there’s nothing like Greek hospitality! The academic schedule allows for an excellent balance of time for adventuring on your own or with your new friends. As a female, I can say I never felt scared or threatened wandering through the streets of Athens on my own, day or night. Greece is a relatively affordable country to live in for the semester which makes traveling within the country that much more accessible. Although being located in Europe makes traveling to other countries easy access, there is soooo much to do in Greece — there are more historical sites and islands to visit than you will have time for! The food, the architecture, the history, the culture, the people, even the amazing weather, why wouldn’t you want to study in Athens, Greece with CYA!