CYA (College Year in Athens)https://www.cyathens.org
CYA (College Year in Athens) is a program provider offering 4 abroad programs. Programs offered include Study Abroad, Internship, and Online Program abroad programs in 1 country such as Greece.
CYA (College Year in Athens) is a non-profit educational institution that has been acting as a cultural and educational bridge between the U.S. and Greece for nearly 60 years. Our study abroad program helps students to develop new perspectives on the world, their own countries and themselves.
CYA offers outstanding academic programs (semester, year, winter and summer) and Virtual Internships programs all of which embrace the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, the monuments and the landscape of Greece. All the programs place an emphasis on learning beyond the classroom, offering hands-on learning experience in the rich and diverse environment of the country. Our extensive curriculum is complemented by on-site classes adding a new dimension to learning as well as a global understanding of the subjects taught.
All courses at CYA use the abundant resources in Athens and of what can be seen or experienced directly. The Archaeology and Art History courses provide a wealth of opportunities to study authentic material and original artifacts on-site, in the world-renowned museums of Athens and other Greek regions. Courses from other disciplines bring you in direct contact with the local community such as Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Political and Modern Greek, to name a few.
Field study is an integral part of the CYA program. Led by our faculty and experts with extensive knowledge of the relevant sites and locale, students have the opportunity to explore Greece and some of its most significant sites, which are among the most impressive and beautiful of the world.
Our CYA expert faculty and passionate staff are dedicated to offer students the best learning and life changing experience.
For more information, please visit our website at https://cyathens.org/
Study Abroad with CYA (College Year in Athens)
"I learned a lot about life outside of the U.S., and the many similarities and differences between my home and Greece. It was definitely worthwhile to get to learn directly in the place I was studying in- there are some experiences that the classroom alone at home cannot provide!"A student University of Rochester
"1000% worthwhile. Learned so much about myself and grew so much by experiencing new cultures, languages, people, etc. Traveled every weekend of my four months abroad except for 3. SO fun, met people who I consider some of my closest friends. Incredible incredible time abroad and I only wish that every single person on this plane..."A student University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
"Studying abroad, you gain a new sense of independence and confidence I didn't feel as much in college. It was worthwhile and helps shape character"William K Brandeis University
"I was able to become more independent and experience so many amazing things! I saw lots of amazing places and fell in love with living in Athens."Ruby V Emory University
"I learned how to be patient and relax, working on time management and pacing myself. I also learned a lot about Greek society as a whole in comparison to things in the US, and I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. I loved Athens and I didn't want it to end!"Andrea C Wellesley College
"I learned true independence as the insurer of my own well being and explored a culture so different from my own. "Maya C Wellesley College
"This was truly one of the most interesting and exciting programs I have ever been on. College Year in Athens is dedicated to teaching students in a way that gets them out of the classroom and into the world around them. This three week long winter program is a great way to familiarize oneself with the fundamentals of an archaeol..."Gaetano R College of the Holy Cross
"I learned so much about the perspective of world history, and for the first time from and Eastern, rather than Western perspective. I have a much better understanding of what formed the world we experience today. On a personal level, I also learned how to explore, be curious, and live life to the fullest. I made lifelong fri..."Molly H University of Notre Dame
"Spending my first semester as a college student abroad was incredibly worth it! I made incredible memories, saw so many historical/beautiful nature sites, and was able to explore so much independently. "Zohar G Wellesley College
"I learned much about Greek history and archaeology, which is not something I have been exposed to in detail before. I also learned about taking care of oneself in a foreign country and learning to live in the moment. This was certainly a worthwhile experience."A student Wellesley College
"I am so, so glad that I chose to go abroad with CYA. I got the academics that I needed while still having the time and support to explore Greece both with the program and on my own time. The apartments are in a great location -- you can walk to the Parthenon! -- and you get opportunities to meet your Greek neighbors, too. The fa..."Emily B Tufts University
"Learned how to be independent and adapt to a changing environment. Studying abroad is a way to explore who you are and test and improve your capabilities to be flexible in an environment different from the one you are used to. "A student Wellesley College
"I learned about the sights and culture of another country, and also gained a lot of independence. Yes it was worthwhile."Saniya Dawn Wellesley College
"I learned more about myself and I what I need to work on when it comes to professional skills and I learned a lot about a culture that I wasn’t initially familiar with."A student Wellesley College
"I learned a lot about European history which I was not aware of before-hand, and it was interesting to see the way that the things we would learn in class (such as my sociology class or immigration class) could be applied to the daily life in Greece."Dechen Bhuming Wellesley College
"I learned how to live on my own and navigate an unfamiliar environment without the stability of family or a university to lean on. While I had help and support, it was up to me to figure out how to live in Athens. Studying abroad was definitely worth it. I had so many experiences that I'll never get to do again and met so many a..."A student Wellesley College
"Everybody in the program is on the same boat, don't be shy or sacred, we are all on the same boat. Try to make friends with locals you see everyday. "Leslie Wellesley College
"I gained some language skills and I feel more comfortable exploring the city and just generally getting by on my own."Zoe Mitchell Wellesley College
"I learned lots of independence."Bijon Wellesley College
"How to deal with roommates and city life "Ava Galbraith Wellesley College
"I learned how to be much more independent and also learned how much joy I get from immersing myself in different cultures."Ariel S Wellesley College
"Being abroad gave me a new sense and love of independence. The fear of putting yourself out there is totally worth the benefits of operating around a city and a program on your own."Kayla Gettysburg College
"From this program I gained a great sense of autonomy and empowerment in my abilities to be independent. I learned a lot about myself and my personal habits/preferences outside of my life back at home. I also learned the necessity to find a balance work and play, which sounds cliche but is true. With that new sense of independenc..."Frances Kayser Wellesley College
"I learned how I behave as a student and as a Roomate. I learned about other cultures and classes I enjoy. It was all very worthwhile as I feel like I am coming into the next semester well prepared and that I know myself better! "A student Wellesley College
"I gained a really deep understanding of Greece and saw some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I went wanting to learn how to become independent and to some degree I gained that but I would say that the bond I formed with my Wellesley group and with professors was definitely a highlight. I gained really good understand..."A student Wellesley College