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 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..."A student Tulane University
"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."A student Wellesley College
"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."A student Wellesley College
"Yes"A student Tulane University
"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."Kelsanah K Middlebury College
"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. "Erin S Tufts University
"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"Nick C Point Loma Nazarene University
"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!"Yvonne G Pacific Lutheran University
"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."Emma U Pacific Lutheran University
"I really just learned so much, I loved the hands-on experiences at the sites. "Bri D DePauw University
"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. "Simonetta G Wellesley College
"Yes. Great opportunity to learn more about the world and your place in it. "Charleen W Wellesley College
"Most definitely, hands down, the most worthwhile investment I ever made."Gina G The Catholic University of America
""Clark W Pacific Lutheran University
"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..."Jenny L Tulane University
"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..."Alyssa W The University of Texas at Austin
"Absolutely. Everything is worthwhile. One should learn from everything, and I certainly learned from this."Katherine F Wellesley College
"Best thing I've done in college. Hands down."Stephen M Tufts University
"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!!"Leandra L Wellesley College
"It was worthwhile. I gained more of an understanding of Greek culture."Jessica W Tulane University
"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."Laura C Tulane University
"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..."Katherine S Georgia College & State University
"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..."Charles V Tufts University
"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. "Gabe W Union College (Schenectady, NY)
"I learned a lot about myself -I feel like I've matured and now look a life differently. It is very rewarding to know that you can live independently in a foreign country successfully. I learned to not stress about things. I feel very cultured now and loved the traveling experience. "Nicki Tulane University