CYA - College Year in Athens 2. Students of the Topography of Athens class get the rare opportunity to visit the inside of the Parthenon which is closed for the public scaled
CYA - College Year in Athens 1. CYA Students on the Pnyx. The Acropolis of Athens and Lycabettus hill are visible in the background
CYA - College Year in Athens 3. CYA Students Running on the stadium of ancient Olympia scaled
CYA - College Year in Athens 5. CYA Students get the rare opportunity to run the Athens Authentic Marathon
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CYA - College Year in Athens 4. CYA Student Justin Brendel took this photo on the gorgeous site of Meteora scaled
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ON-SITE CLASSES

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EXPERIENCE GREECE

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FIELD STUDY

extracurricular activities

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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SUMMER COURSES

Optional Field Study

OPTIONAL FIELD STUDY

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FALL SEMESTER

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Enjoy the countryside and take advantage of much quieter beaches and inexpensive travel opportunities within Greece in the off-peak season. September's monthly temperature floats around 30C/86F, making ideal for swimming and island hopping.
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WINTER SESSION

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If you have a keen interest in archaeology or anthropology, you may gain experience and credit by participating in one of CYA's three-week Winter Intersession programs. Immerse yourself in a fascinating course within and about the city of Athens
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SPRING SEMESTER

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The countryside is filled with the colors and sweet scents of blossoms. The entire population seems to be out celebrating and enjoying not only the fine weather but also all holidays occurring in spring. First there are weeks of Carnival festivities in March
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SUMMER SESSION

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Summer is an exceptional time to study in Greece with a choice of unique CYA courses tailored to combine academics with authentic experiences, taking advantage of the sun, the sea and the vibrant summer culture from Athens to the surrounding islands.
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GAP YEAR PROGRAM

A program ideal for young students who want to take a break before college/university in order to engage in educational, cultural, and physical activities on subjects of interest to them – an exceptional way to enrich your academic and life experiences.
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FACULTY LED PROGRAMS

CYA works with colleges and universities to create short-term, customized programs. Semester, faculty-led, independent or integrated...run your own program in Greece!
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VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS

CYA utilizes its experience and strong network of contacts in Athens to offer a virtual international internship designed to match your own interests.
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THE CYA EXPERIENCE

CYA Student Ambassador Molly Herring

Molly Herring

If you are planning to study abroad at CYA, there is already a whole family network of people ready to invite you in and embrace you if you are open to it. Just by being a CYA student, you are loved!

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CYA Student Ambassador John Helmy

John Helmy

An invaluable experience. I had the opportunity to experience a different culture, meet wonderful people, be independent, and grow exponentially as an individual. Not only did I have the opportunity to experience an internship through CYA, I also learned from world-class professors during my semester abroad. 

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CYA Student Ambassador Smarika Suwal

Smarika Suwal

  History is very much alive in Greece, and through their emphasis on field study and encouragement of independent exploration, CYA allowed me to bridge the gap between my ancient and historical studies and their effects on the modern world. Going forward, I take with me not only the academic and skills and connections that […]

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CYA Student Ambassador Blaike Cheramie

Blaike Cheramie

Take advantage of the field trips and optional trips. What I didn’t understand before coming to CYA is that trips with friends are really difficult to plan on your own. With CYA-planned trips you get to see all of the most interesting and important things in the area you are traveling to and your professors […]

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CYA Student Ambassador Jaylin Lugardo

Jaylin Lugardo

Traveling has always made me anxious, but CYA provided a structure and freedom that makes me feel both protected in my learning experience as well as liberated in it. In addition, I have had the chance to connect with genius professors from all kinds of disciplines who are passionate about their field and the work […]

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CYA Student Ambassador Alexandra Strong

Alexandra Strong

Here, at CYA, I’ve learned how to be a student, a traveller, an explorer, a hiker, an intern, and an adult. Meeting all these new people through CYA, I’ve figured out which aspects of myself really matter to me and have discovered how to strengthen them.

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Active Professors in US, Canada are CYA Alumni
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Average number of Athenian cats petted by each CYA student
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Gyros consumed by CYA students per semester
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Universities represented
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Days of sunshine in Athens per year
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