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)
"It was very much worthwhile. I loved every second of the experience. I gained independence in a way I hadn't experienced it before"Daniella Castillo Vasquez Brandeis University
"I learned how to live on my own in a city that was foreign to me. I learned how to live my life boldly. "Olly Ajao Amherst College
"Studying abroad through CYA was the best decision I could have made for my Junior Year. At first I was not sure whether I would follow through on studying abroad in light of the pandemic and my course load, but CYA made the move so easy, I felt absolutely secure in my decision. I gained too much from this program to just sum up ..."Jackie Elia Providence College
"I learned more about personal independence and who I am as a person while abroad. This experience is more than classroom learning which has helped me gain an understanding of Greek culture, history, and life."Bailey Furman University
"Spending the summer at CYA allowed me to broaden my understanding of the world through the people I have met and the stories I have heard. This has been an incredibly important experience for me and has allowed me to adjust much of my perception of how we all fit into the places we inhabit. From this powerful experience abroad, ..."Elizabeth University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"I learned all about Greek culture and the people there. I was able to immerse myself completely out of my comfort zone."Abby Bailey Elon University
"I gained experience immersed in a completely new city with amazing people. Though limited by the pandemic, I was in the same boat as nearly every other true Athenian, so my experience felt incredibly authentic. I am so glad I took the leap and went to Greece."A student Rice University
"Traveling to Greece has been a lifelong dream of mine. CYA made sure that my semester abroad fulfilled all of those expectations and more. While I was expecting and excited to see the ancient places I have long studied, I am shocked by how connected I now feel to the present, globalized world. Because of Greece's unique position..."Smarika College of the Holy Cross
"I loved studying abroad in Greece! It was a great experience, and I can't wait to return"Leighann Vinesett University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"I learned how to be more independent, especially in regards to transportation, cooking, and finances. I was able to try new things and have a variety of experiences, something that is hard to do during a pandemic. I'm grateful that I was able to go and stay safe the whole time. It was definitely worthwhile."A student Wellesley College
"I love to travel and this course and the program did an exceptional job of integrating academics and travel together!"lizzie Williamson University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
"I gained a true appreciation of Greek culture both ancient and modern. I learned how to be more adaptable and made life long friends. The experience was totally worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat. "Augusta College of the Holy Cross
"I learned to be more confident in myself and more independent. I loved my program and definitely thought it was worth it."Alexandra Shaul University of Virginia
"My experience with CYA was one of the coolest things I have ever done, and I would absolutely do it again, without question. In some sense, it’s hard to fully assess the benefits of studying abroad so close to my time abroad, but it is clear that the benefits of doing so are numerous. As it relates to Greece specifically, I ..."A student Grinnell College
"I have such a clear sense of direction from attending this program, and am so incredibly glad that I had decided to take part in it! A field school of this kind is the only way for students to know if field archaeology is the field for them, and I was lucky enough to find that the field fit me perfectly!"Erin Migneco North Carolina State University / NC State
"Incredibly worthwhile. Made friends, gained independence, and will go back to the US more confident in my language learning skills and my ability to adapt."Samantha Hines University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"It was definitely worthwhile. I gained friends who I would not have otherwise met. I tasted food that was not familiar to me. I took courses that allowed me actively experience & learn about the rich history of Greece. Greece is a very beautiful country."Zoe Taylor Wellesley College
"Definitely worthwhile. I gained friends both American and Greek! I made memories and was able to live in a foreign city for a few months of my life - Awesome!"A student College of the Holy Cross
"I learned a lot about myself and my friends. I learned a lot about Greek culture and food"A student College of the Holy Cross
"I learned that if you open yourself to a new culture it will be more inviting of you and your experience becomes better."Zoe Puertas Wellesley College
"It was absolutely worthwhile, the travel I did on the field study to Delphi and the Peloponnese was informative and interesting as our lectures took place at sites. I loved learning about the archaeological aspects of things and wandering around the city"Lorelei Blau Wellesley College
"Learned: Language matters A LOT for connecting with people Inspired to learn more languages! Cultural Immersion is important to me I want to live abroad again (where I speak the language or learn it) Yes it was worthwhile (just hard at times) "A student Wellesley College
"Studying abroad in Athens has been an invaluable experience! The CYA program has truly change my life. The staff had some of the most compassionate and helpful people I have ever met. I got to form lasting connections with friends that will last a lifetime, while also exploring the beautiful city of Athens. While exploring arche..."John Helmy University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"I gained experience interacting/existing in an unfamiliar environment and also got to visit in person things/places that classes back home would only talk about theoretically."Katharine Bowman Wellesley College
"I learned so much from living in Greece. I immersed myself in the local culture, traveled around Greece, and even hiked up Mount Olympus. I had a fantastic time."A student University of Pennsylvania