"• Participate and learn in on-site lectures through the CYA study-travel program. As part of your class, visit major sites relevant to ancient, Byzantine, or modern Greek history during substantial trips to Crete, the Peloponnese, and Central and Northe
- Athens, Greece
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- At the College Year in Athens (CYA), also known as the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies, the goal is to educate students in the history and civilization of Ancient and Modern-Day Greece and the East Mediterranean. You can choose from classes in three areas of study: Ancient Greek Civilization Studies, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, and European and East Mediterranean Area Studies. Specific subjects range from Art and Environmental Science, to Philosophy, English, Women’s and Gender Studies, and more!
"• Participate and learn in on-site lectures through the CYA study-travel program. As part of your class, visit major sites relevant to ancient, Byzantine, or modern Greek history during substantial trips to Crete, the Peloponnese, and Central and Northern Greece. • Learn how to cook traditional Greek food or join a Greek dance class. • Participate in a weekend skiing trip to Mount Parnassos in the Spring or run the Marathon in the Fall. • Get involved with Greek life (no that that kind)! Attend concerts in the Megaron Mousikis (Concert Hall) of Athens, join the Athens Singers or paint in an Athenian artist's studio. • Choose to volunteer at organizations like World Wildlife Fund, Doctors of the World, Doctors without Borders, or the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy. "
- Setting Description:
- Athens abounds, to be sure, with art and architecture from the classical age, but you'll experience it as a vibrant, modern space. The city consists of layers of memory, traces left by the Romans, Byzantines, medieval French and Spanish knights, and Ottomans, as well as by modern Greeks as they’ve moved from revolution to more recent upheavals. Today’s Athens is a world center of culture, with museums of stunning quality, including the new Akropolis Museum.