Peggy Polydoros
Student Ambassador

Email: [email protected]
School: Rice Universi
Cya Term: Spring 2021 and Summer 2021
Major: Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and English
Anticipated Graduation: 5/7/2022

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 loved having the experience of living like a modern citizen of Athens through CYA. I developed my Greek language skills while learning to navigate an amazing city for several months. Athens is also a great home base to return to after weekend trips and other fun adventures. I enjoyed learning about subjects I am passionate about while being surrounded by topographical features from ancient to modern times.

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

Take every opportunity that comes your way and make your own too! The chance to live and learn in Athens for a semester (or two!) is not one you should pass up.

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:

Religion while abroad, The Greek-American experience in Greece

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

Visiting two of my family's ancestral villages on a personal excursion to the Peloponnese was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

Favorite food in Greece?


Favorite class you took at CYA?

Modern Greek with Angeliki!


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