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
Past Review Archaeological Site Explorer CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

"It was worthwhile to excavate and use not only my brain but also my body and common sense to work in a team of very opinionated people. "

Trinity University
Past Review A Semester To Remember In Athens CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I gained an appreciation for the way history shapes the contemporary world in my contemporary Greek politics class; a love of Greek food and culture, as well as so much more. I can say without a doubt that it was all worthwhile. "

Rollins College
Past Review Fall In Greece CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I gained a huge amount of confidence in myself from this experience. It was totally worth it, even despite some pitfalls, like somewhat iffy communication or not so great roommate experiences. This experience was only partly formed by what the program had to offer. Honestly, it was formed mostly by what I chose to make out of th..."

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

"Not only did I gain close exposure to the Greek culture, I also had a great academic experience. The experiential learning I had with CYA was totally worthwhile."

Middlebury College
Past Review The Great Greek Life CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned a lot about me and doing things on my own. I got a great grasp on how a different society lives their life and could see how the media skews their stories sometimes. I think this is the most worth while experience anyone could have and would encourage anyone to do it. "

Brandeis University
Past Review Loved Cya CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I explored my Greek roots, learned about alternate forms of government, learned about the economic troubles facing Greece, and learned about Greek culture and religion. Definitely worthwhile. "

George Washington University
Past Review Summer Of A Lifetime! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

"It is hard to sum up the experience I had with CYA in words.. I can honestly say that the 8+ weeks I spent in Greece have been the best weeks of my life thus far, in part thanks to CYA. I am a science major at my home university, but the two classes I took in Greece that focused on the anthropology of the Mediterranean diet and ..."

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

"Absolutely, I gained so many experiences, I traveled alone and with friends, I gained confidence and friends, and knowledge of the world. "

Wellesley College
Past Review My Most Culturally Rewarding Semester Of College CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was absolutely worthwhile. I had never spent that much time abroad or really had any exposure to Europe and I cannot wait to go back"

Middlebury College
Past Review The Sun Never Sets On The Acropolis CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I was able to see firsthand the places I've studied and get a greater historical context for Classical Greece. I also learned about the history and turbulence of Athens from its first beginnings until today, and I've experienced the difficulties that a modern country is facing with an economic crisis. I've met amazing people and..."

Middlebury College
Past Review Full CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned how to put myself in an uncomfortable environment and how to make myself uncomfortable. It was definitely worthwhile."

Wellesley College
Past Review Learning History And Archaeology On Site At Amazing Places CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned a lot about Greek culture and archaeology during my time abroad, I was able to gain a better sense of local life in Greece because of our apartment location and because we had plenty of free time to explore the city and visit additional sites. "

Wellesley College
Past Review The Best Four Months Of My Life. CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned the importance of doing what you love and embracing your individuality. I learned the importance of trying new things whether its food, a religious service, or whatever. Its new experiences that push your beyond your comfort zone and improve your ability to be open minded and accepting. "

Brandeis University
Past Review Summer In Greece CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

"I gained cultural experience in another country and exposure to a perspective different from my own"

Wellesley College
Past Review Ok Experience I Would Have Preferred A Class At An Actual University CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I gained more knowledge about Greek foods, as well as some of the traditions. "

Wellesley College
Past Review Study Abroad CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"time away from wellesley"

Wellesley College
Past Review Cool Courses, Plenty Of Travel Time, Awesome People CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned a lot about myself and pushed myself out of my comfort zone. A lot of things about CYA are comfortable - my courses were in English, and I lived in an apartment with other Americans - but it definitely provide tons of opportunities to try new things and meet interesting people. "

Wellesley College
Past Review A Wellesley Odyssey CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned that I love to travel and meet new people and that I can do it, on my own or with friends. I learned not to be afraid to try something new or go somewhere new. You don't always need someone else with you to go out and do what you want."

Wellesley College
Past Review Worth It CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was worthwile"

Brandeis University
Past Review I Learned About A New, Exciting, And Interesting Culture CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was worthwhile and I learned a lot about myself."

Middlebury College
Past Review I Left My Heart In Athens. CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I left my heart in Athens. In four short months I fell irrevocably in love with Athens, with Greece, and as a result, with CYA. Living in Greece at such a tumultuous time challenged me to think in ways I never would have imagined, and opened my eyes to the world. The academics aren't stringent, but no one wants them to be - b..."

College of the Holy Cross
Past Review One Epic Odyssey CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"This program was extremely worthwhile for my education as a student, as global citizen and as an American. I learned that the world is a small place and we all have an integral part in making it a better place. No matter your location, your background or cultural heritage each person influences others in very unique ways."

Messiah College
Past Review Cya Was Not Great All The Good Experiences I Had Were Of My Own Doing CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned a lot about myself, and what I am capable of by pushing outside of my comfort zone. It was definitely worthwhile and an experience I will never forget."

Wellesley College