Anne Halloin
Student Ambassador
Email: [email protected]
School:Fordham University
Cya Term:Summer 2023
Anticipated Graduation:5/12/2027

Based on your experience with CYA, what are some of the benefits of spending a semester or summer abroad? How has studying abroad contributed to your personal, academic, and professional development?

I can't express enough what a fantastic opportunity it was to study abroad with CYA. To explore Greece in particular, with a course that focused on ancient religion, brought the museums, sites, and artifacts alive in a way that no other place on Earth possibly could.

What advice do you have for prospective students who are interested in or planning to study abroad with CYA?

There's no need to pack so much! Before you depart, look through your checked luggage and try to take out 1/3 of what you already put in. There are laundry facilities and you might want to bring some new clothes / souvenirs home with you! I also found it really helpful to choose a single color scheme (blue and white) and pack my clothes according to that pattern, because it meant I could mix and match outfits much more easily.

How was the political climate in Greece different from what are you used to? If applicable, describe a time when you had to navigate a political conversation during your time abroad.

Conversations felt less controversial and not everything was centered around politics, but meaningful discussion was still present.

please select any of the following that apply to you, and that you would be willing to share about your CYA experience with other students:

Classical Studies major, Religion

Briefly describe a cultural experience you had that was significant to you in any way.

It was simply lovely to appreciate cafe life in Greece. To sit with class's readings and watch families relaxing and enjoying each other's company ... it was remarkable how no one seemed to rush in Greece, but everyone had plenty of time to share with friends.

Favorite food in Greece?

Slouvaki and Tzaiki!

Favorite class you took at CYA?

The Geography of Faith

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