4.5 - 129 Reviews

CYA (College Year in Athens)

http://www.cyathens.org

CYA (College Year in Athens) is a program provider offering 5 abroad programs. Programs offered include Study Abroad, Internship, and Gap Year abroad programs in 2 countries such as Greece and Online Education Abroad - Virtual Study Abroad.

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), Virtual Internships and Gap 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.

Study Abroad with CYA (College Year in Athens)

OVERALL RATING 4.5
Based on 129 Reviews
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January 27, 2021
04/30/2018 My Life Changing Semester In Greece! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I gained a self-confidence that I didn't know I had. I now know that I can depend on myself!"

Gettysburg College
04/26/2018 Personal And Academic Growth CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here in Greece. CYA is not a rigorous program and it took me a while to adjust to the fact that learning can occur in a non-stressful environment. I have learnt here in an unprecedented way. Each of the classes are related to Greece in some way (ancient architecture, economics, history, philosop..."

Wesleyan University
04/02/2018 Best Semester Ever CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"The people of Athens are pretty special and resilient in my eyes. I learned a lot about the history of Athens and all the struggles the people there have faced throughout the years and continue to face with the current state of their economy. They continue to be brave and continue to smile and enjoy life even with such harsh con..."

Gettysburg College
03/02/2018 My Cya Experience CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was so worthwhile! I gained amazing friendships. I matured a lot by being on my own in a foreign place. I learned how to compromise and to go with the flow through living with strangers and dealing with things beyond my control, such as lack of transportation from political demonstrations."

Gettysburg College
02/04/2018 Go Greek! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I gained a whole new perspective! "

Indiana University - Bloomington
01/12/2018 Amazing CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned what it means to be a global citizen and it was more than worth it. "

Wellesley College
Past Review An Eventful Semester CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I made amazing American and Greek friends, got see so many incredible places in Greece and in other European countries, gained a better understanding of Athenian and Greek culture and history, while learning more about myself and experiencing personal growth. "

Tulane University
Past Review A Well Rounded Experience CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned how to live on my own and not be intimidated. It was definitely worthwhile. "

Pomona College
Past Review I Plan On Returning Very Soon Just To Relive My Experience CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Study abroad was an opportunity for me to meet new people, and add on another layer to my University experience. It was an opportunity that I was not going to miss; there are not many times in your life where you are offered a chance to go abroad to study. The best part about studying abroad was attempting to make such a foreign..."

Brandeis University
Past Review A Year I Didn't Want To Ever End! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I think it was one of the best years of my life. I made lifelong friends from the program and a lifelong love for the country. Feels like a second home and I can't wait to go back!"

Emory University
Past Review Greece Was Indescribably Wonderful And I Know I'll Be Back Again Soon. CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was completely worthwhile!! I gained knowledge of a different culture, knowledge of myself, and confidence in myself. I learned more about the history of Greece and how its lasting effects on the world today. "

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Past Review An Experience I'll Never Forget! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned a great deal academically from the course itself, but also how to adjust to living in a foreign country, how to become accustomed to the local culture and cuisine, and how to travel light! I gained new friends and knowledge about Greece I won't soon forget. It was more than worthwhile, I'll never forget this experience..."

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Past Review Summer Of Smiles CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned so much about the Bronze Age, but also about myself. "

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Past Review The Best Way To Experience Greece! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

"A new understanding of the world and a new love for Classics. The people I met, food I ate, and memories I made opened my eyes and humbled me in a way that staying in Austin could not have. It is hard to put into words, but I feel I have grown as a person from my experience abroad."

The University of Texas at Austin
Past Review Exploring Greek Culture Through Food CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Although only four weeks, I was able to experience so much of Greek culture and tradition during the time I stayed in Athens and Koroni. Compared to the other study abroad experience I have had, this program was very immersive! I took the class in the Anthropology of Food and the Mediterranean Diet; not only did the class give m..."

University of Michigan - Flint
Past Review The Best Month Of My Life! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned how easy it can be to make friends when you have an open mind. The first few days I had to come out of my shell and put myself out there and it was the best thing I did. "

Siena College
Past Review Get Me To The Greeks! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I definitely have a greater appreciation for my life back home and America. I also understand the Greek crisis more, and the Greek way of life. It was so interesting to compare the lifestyles and values of Americans and Greeks. "

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Past Review Four Months In My New Favorite City CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned a lot about what it means to be American, not only of how American culture is perceived by people in other places, but also how it affects them regardless. I learned to recognize how my understanding of many things is shaped by being an American and to recognize the influence the United States have on the world. I als..."

Columbia University
Past Review Studying Abroad, But Home In Greece CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was such a worthwhile experience. I learned so much more about myself and what I value in life. I developed my political ideals being around so many different people from different backgrounds, I grew spiritually, and I learned how to embrace people who were different from me. Being in a place where I knew no one and had very..."

Texas A&M University - College Station
Past Review Beautiful Dirty City CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I loved being abroad in Athens and I would go back in a heartbeat. I learned how to live in a large city and use public transportation."

Trinity University
Past Review Grade A Experience: Would Recommend CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Apart from seeing much of Europe, I learned a lot about myself while abroad. Some moments were really challenging, but the entire experience was wonderful. I made great friends and would go back in a heartbeat."

Trinity University
Past Review Amazing CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"learned alot about myself, matured alot"

Brandeis University
Past Review Semester In Athens, Greece CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Really got to travel around the city and country to different sites both through the program/classes and on my own. "

Wellesley College
Past Review Incredibly Eye Opening. CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

"I gained a better sense of myself."

Truman State University
Past Review Impactful, Enjoyable, And Inspiring CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned how to be independent; it was absolutely worthwhile."

Millsaps College