The College Year in Athens (CYA) program enables students to spend a single semester or academic year in Athens studying classics and ancient Greek civilization or modern Eastern Mediterranean studies with Greek, European, and American scholars in Athens. By incorporating field trips to important sites relevant to ancient and Byzantine history in and around Athens, on the island of Crete, on the Peloponnese, and in northern Greece, the program takes full advantage of its location in Greece. The CYA program is well-suited for students of classics or those interested in contemporary issues of the Mediterranean region.

Fields of study:

Art history, modern Greek, ancient Greek, Latin, archeology, history, international relations, literature, philosophy, religion and politics, ethnography, environmental studies


Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (Whitman requirement)

Language Prerequisite:


Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Summer


September-December; January-May


19 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Modern Greek (4 credits)
3-4 Electives (4 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 CYA course = 4 Whitman credits


In apartments in a residential neighborhood with other U.S. study abroad students.
Homestays are available on a limited basis.


The program provides lunches Monday-Friday, otherwise participants prepare their own meals or purchase them in the city




See link to Financial Aid

Program Link:

College Year in Athens (CYA)