College Year in Athens

 

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

Eligibility:

Two years of college-level work

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Summer

Calendar:

September-December; January-May

Credits:

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

Credit Conversion:

1 CYA course = 4 Whitman credits

Housing:

In apartments in a residential neighborhood with other U.S. study abroad students

Meals:

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

Internships:

None

Scholarships:

http://www.cyathens.org/index.cfm?page=aid