College Year in Athens
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CYA has offered study abroad programs in a wide range of academic disciplines for over 50 years. With supplemental activities varying from archaeological digs to onsite courses,...
College Year in Athens Reviews
Submitted by Pranit Garg - Colorado College | February 04, 2017
CYA is a fantastic program with a fantastic faculty. Each of the professors in this program is phenomenal. The organized field trips are fantastic. And there are few better places in the world to be than Greece during the Summer. My only issues with the program is the lack of involvement of Greek peers in the program. Because of this, one has to make the effort to go meet locals outside of class. If you can handle that, this program is perfect.
College Year in Athens responded to this review February 10, 2017 at 7:01 AM
Thank you for your feedback, Pranit! We hope students take advantage of the extracurricular activities offered through CYA, as well as our ability to connect you with local groups. Sounds like you did just that! We are so glad you enjoyed studying with CYA and hope you'll come back to visit soon!
A great program that puts the student first
Submitted by wdliefer - University of Mississippi | February 03, 2017
Overall CYA is a fantastic institution that works hard to give its students the best experience they can get. The only negative aspect of my experience is that the apartments could have been better (i.e. better mattresses, more kitchen utensils, etc). Otherwise the staff and teachers are focused on making sure the student is enjoying themselves and experiencing what Greece has to offer. I would recommend this program to anyone who wishes to visit Greece.
Submitted by Keanu126 - Cleveland state university | February 02, 2017
Overall an excellent experience. The trips were amazing the professors were impressive and the people I met were fantastic I would not trade this experience for anything else. Had a wonderful time in Athens.
CYA - Athens, Greece
Submitted by Justin Brendel - Haverford College | January 30, 2017
I loved my time at CYA. I learned a lot about myself, Greek culture, and new perspectives. While in Greece I maintained a personal blog, got an internship at "Athens Insider Magazine," and was on the Social Media Assistantship Team for CYA. I also got involved with Hellenic Ministries (based in Athens). Not only did I love my extracurricular activities, but I also loved my classes. I recommend CYA to everyone who is thinking about studying abroad.
CYA is a natural choice for Classics majors
Submitted by Lauren - Brown University | January 23, 2017
I am a Classics (Latin + Ancient Greek) major at Brown University. I am glad that I chose to study abroad at CYA during fall 2016. I had an excellent instructor (John Raish) for two small advanced translation seminars--Catullus on Mondays and Wednesdays, Thucydides on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The workload was manageable but nevertheless we read quite a bit and learned a LOT! I also took accelerated beginning Modern Greek and a philosophy course which focused on the works of Plato, Aristotle, and Descartes but also included works by Kierkegaard, Foucault, and modern Tanner Lecturers. I had a homestay in Neo Iraklio about 11 kilometres north of Athens, which I enjoyed very much. I ran the Athens Marathon (the "original marathon") in November. The race finishes in the marble stadium constructed in 1896 for the first modern Olympic Games. This stadium also happens to be right next door to the CYA building!! The CYA student lounge has a spectacular view of the Acropolis, which is only about 2 kilometres away. CYA has catered lunches Monday - Friday prepared according to traditional Greek recipes by local women. Students may sign up for a vegetarian option at no extra charge. The CYA administrative team (especially Nadia) is friendly and accessible. One word of warning: pickpockets are cruelly efficient in Athens. Otherwise the city is quite safe. The cost of living in the city is low by US standards. CYA has a Monday - Thursday academic schedule to better facilitate student travel on Friday - Sunday.