07 May 2015

Canada s York University Collaborates with College Year in Athens

College Year in Athens (CYA) is happy to announce that it has started a new collaboration with York University of Toronto, Canada. This summer CYA will host York University’s 4 week, intensive Summer Abroad course on Ethnographic Fieldwork led by Professor Othon Alexandrakis. The course, which will take place from 1 July to 31 July, has a blog that will include live feeds on what the students are learning and experiencing in Athens while they are there.


Canada’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Robert Peck, issued the following statement: “I am delighted that Toronto’s York University is the first Canadian institution to collaborate with College Year In Athens (CYA), which offers world-class facilities and instruction in the heart of the Greek capital. This new partnership is a welcome outcome of the first Canada-Greece-Cyprus University Partnership Forum held in Athens in 2013 and underscores opportunities for CYA to work with York and other leading Canadian universities in the future”

York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York’s unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart. A York U degree empowers graduates to thrive in the world and achieve their life goals through a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential education. As a globally recognized research centre, York is fully engaged in the critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions to the most pressing local and global social challenges. York’s 11 faculties and 27 research centres are thinking bigger, broader and more globally, partnering with 288 leading universities worldwide. York’s community is strong − 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and more than 250,000 alumni.

College Year in Athens (CYA) is the oldest and largest study abroad institution in Greece with more than 50 years of experience in offering unparalleled learning opportunities to American and Canadian college students. Incorporated in 1962 as a non-profit under U.S. law, College Year in Athens was the first study-abroad program in Greece for English-speaking undergraduates. It is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, EAIE: European Association for International Education, and a charter member of FORUM : Forum on Education Abroad. CYA offers credit bearing semester- or year-long programs in Classical Studies, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, and European and East Mediterranean Studies, as well as summer courses. Over the years CYA has had over 8,000 alumni, and many of them have excelled in academia. About 180 CYA alumni are active professors of Classics and subjects related to Greece in American and Canadian universities. CYA also organizes and facilitates customized or faculty led programs of varying lengths from other institutions.