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 Great Country, Disappointing Program CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I have become comfortable in Athens and Greece as a whole. Because of the sheer amount of time spent in Athens with the program, I ended up better prepared to pursue long-term research in the country. CYA was really the only way for me to get an introduction to living and researching in Greece, so that much was worthwhile. Howev..."

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

"It was extremely worthwhile. I didn't know that much about Greek culture before going there, and it was so amazing being emerged into a completely unfamiliar culture. I also learned how to be much more independent, having gone without knowing anyone in my program. I had to learn how to manage my money and time, as well as deal w..."

Tulane University
Past Review My Grand Tour: 73 Gyros, 4 Suitcases, And 1 Filled Passport CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was completely worthwhile. I learned how to be more independent and I loved living in Athens. I met some interesting new people and I adored having a very different experience from Wellesley, where most of my education occurred outside the classroom."

Wellesley College
Past Review Cya Has Some Issues CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned a lot in my classes that will be useful for my major. I gained a lot of good friends and experiences. I do think it was worthwhile because I did experience so much, good and bad. I would pick a different program in the end for better support, but I wouldn't pick different peers or country."

Wellesley College
Past Review Greece: Amazing, Exciting, And Wonderful Experience CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was more than worthwhile. I cannot explain it in words. It was one of the best experiences of my life. If i could have stayed for year, I definitely would have stayed."

Middlebury College
Past Review Athens: The Examined L Ife Worth Living CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I would do this again in a heartbeat. It was eye-opening to move to such a different culture, and I grew a lot from this experience. All the financial and political turmoil Greece is currently going through gave me a new perspective on my own culture and how the US fits into global politics. "

Tufts University
Past Review Cya: The Best Time Of My Life CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Being abroad broadened my perspective of people and cultures. It was nice to be out of the Christian bubble and interact with people who don't always agree with you. Saw and learned much"

Point Loma Nazarene University
Past Review Cya Semester In Athens CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Yes, I learned a lot about a part of the world I was not very familiar with and had a good time. I liked Greece but I love other places that I've been more. But my time away was well spent!"

Pacific Lutheran University
Past Review A Time Of Transition Within Athens And Myself CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

"Best thing I've done so far in life. It will serve as a stepping stone to many more awesome things I plan on doing in my life."

Pacific Lutheran University
Past Review It Was A Wonderful Experience, Wouldn't Change A Thing! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I really just learned so much, I loved the hands-on experiences at the sites. "

DePauw University
Past Review Athens Abroad CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Absolutely. It completely changed my academic plans: I was wavering between the future path of my double major, but after my courses and living in the actual world that I was learning about, I was able to make a decision for Anthropology and the fact that I want to live abroad as an adult. "

Wellesley College
Past Review Life Is What You Make It...Athens, Greece CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Yes. Great opportunity to learn more about the world and your place in it. "

Wellesley College
Past Review Greece: Expect The Unexpected: The 4 Months That Changed My Life! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Most definitely, hands down, the most worthwhile investment I ever made."

The Catholic University of America
Past Review Athens: Education Myself CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"YES it was worth it. I made sure of it. I loved Athens and I am extremely passionate about classical studies. I was just disappointed that College Year in Athens was not there to help me on my journey. It was poorly run and organized. But I had an incredible time. I want Tulane students to go to Athens but perhaps there are diff..."

Tulane University
Past Review College Year In Athens: Fun And Frustrating CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I wish that my expectations of the students had matched reality. The program itself was very good and rewarding, but the students and their behavior detracted from my experience. I definitely feel like my time in Athens and Greece was worthwhile and I learned a lot and got to do and see things that have changed my life, but I wa..."

The University of Texas at Austin
Past Review Greece: Making Me Appreciative Of My Home Lifestyle Every Day. CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Absolutely. Everything is worthwhile. One should learn from everything, and I certainly learned from this."

Wellesley College
Past Review Studying In Athens Is Perfect CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Best thing I've done in college. Hands down."

Tufts University
Past Review Learn From The Greeks Go Study Abroad With Cya! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Absolutely! My only regret is not staying longer. I am a better human and a better American for going abroad. I learned about family and hospitality from the Greeks. As bad as things are over there, the warmth they something they don't lack. I highly recommend this program. GO CYA!!"

Wellesley College
Past Review Cya Was Worthwhile CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was worthwhile. I gained more of an understanding of Greek culture."

Tulane University
Past Review The Location Was Fantastic CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I'm glad I did it and would do it again, even though I missed my home institution greatly. I made amazing friends and had so many different interactions with different cultures that I would never have met otherwise. I have more confidence in myself and in different situations."

Tulane University
Past Review Athens Was Everything I Hoped For And Dreamed For CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Any hassle experienced in any study abroad is worth it for the experience. There has not been a day that I have regretted the decision to go. It was everything you hope for and dream for. There are pitfalls with any traveling experience but the rewards and gains from these experiences are carried with you throughout your whole l..."

Georgia College & State University
Past Review Study Abroad Βρήκα κεφί CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"My study abroad experience was completely worthwhile. I got to finally see basically my homeland and the culture I had always been brought up in from the inside. It was spectacular to see all the things that Greece has to offer and to learn about history basically where it happened (the school literally sits adjacent to the st..."

Tufts University
Past Review Incredible Sites And Interesting History CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Great term. I got to meet a lot of people from all over. That was one of the strengths of the program: pulled people from a wide range of universities across the country. Being independent in a foreign city is a great feeling. I saw some incredible sites and learned a lot of interesting history. "

Union College (Schenectady, NY)