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)
"We saw castles, mosques, churches, and of course many cats. All of the places we went we were welcomed by the locals and treated like friends. Falling in love with Greece wasn't just loving the sea, mountains, forests and temples; but getting to know the people and living like a Hellene. "Jessica Hopkins Lawrence University
"I learned to be more independent, flexible, and patient. It was 100% worthwhile."Emma Brandeis University
"I learned so much about Greece, and I could not have learned as much in my archaeology classes anywhere else!"Genevieve College of the Holy Cross
"I gained lots of friends and a world of experience that will live on in my memory (and my camera roll!)."Liv Ingram University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"This program was the best one I could have chosen. I am excited to "Danielle Grinnell College
" I experienced so much joy and a new found sense of independence while studying in Greece. My experience was cut short due to COVID-19, yet it was still truly a transformative once in a lifetime opportunity I will never forget."Sheridan Oberlin College
"I undeniably gained a sense of global awareness from this class, and as an Urban Studies major I got out of the experience of being immersed in Athens, a fascinatingly ancient yet modern European city, for three weeks. "Erin Hahn Trinity University
"My study abroad experience really "made the familiar strange", and allowed me to see the society I grew up in in a new light. It exposed me to life outside of the only culture I have ever known, and allowed me to gain a new sense of global awareness. Not only did I learn a lot about Greece, the world, and myself from my professo..."Erin Hahn Trinity University
"CYA gives you so many opportunities. I was able to volunteer, go on trips around Greece, go on trips out of Greece, take field trips with my classes, and experience real Greek traditions. There is so much offered by CYA, and they truly make sure that you are having the time of your life."Jill Emory University
"CYA was the perfect balance of engaging academics and connection to place. Having the freedom to do other things than study gave me a chance to look inward at who I wanted to be, which is not something very many busy college students have the chance to do."A student Middlebury College
"It taught me to think more critically about power and governement"A student University of Colorado - Boulder
"I loved being in Athens, having wonderful people and amazing food all the time was wonderful. It made me want to move to Athens and keep learning Greek and having a great time!"Tessa Miller Tulane University
"I learned how to travel on my own and be very independent. This experience was very worthwhile and I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone who wants to experience a new culture."Sophia Musiak Oberlin College
"I learned that playing it safe can decrease the rate of returns on investment of your time."A student Brandeis University
"Learned to live more independently, had a more holistic learning experience"A student Cornell University
"I learned so much about the Bible, early Christianity, and ancient Greece. Also, being abroad without my parents gave me so much self-confidence for traveling in the future!"A student University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"Studying abroad develops what our colleges have taught us in the classroom, by giving us the opportunity to build on our academic skills in the real world and grow personally along the way. It was the most exciting experience of my eduction so far and I would recommend studying abroad and CYA to anyone!"A student Bryn Mawr College
"I learned about Greek heritage and was able to travel to the islands of Rhodes and Crete. "A student Sarah Lawrence College
"I learned a lot about the cultural differences between America and other countries. It was definitely worth it."Lindsay Martinez University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"This experience really taught me about history and connected me with a close group of individuals."Vincent Gadioma Fairfield University
"It was definitely a worthwhile experience - I became much more independent and learned how to plan and manage things on my own!"Caroline Rhodes College
"My class (ARTH 356, a course on Greek Heritage) was taught by an amazing professor, our class excursions were immersive, and the friendships I built will last a lifetime! This study abroad was absolutely worthwhile, I'd do it over again in a heart beat!"Morgan Fisher University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
"I learned that studying abroad is what you make it. The bonds and memories you make are entirely up to you and it is important to challenge yourself to make the most of such an incredibly unique opportunity. "A student Oberlin College
"Learned how to be independent, how to adapt, how to quickly observe other cultures, how to communicate without language, and so much more. It may be one of the most valuable experiences in my educational career"Harrison Lacy University of Notre Dame
"I learned more about myself and about art and about greece! all sounds obvious but honestly it was truly awesome"Liv Molho Brandeis University