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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.
Fall Semester 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, Hotel Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study center Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Annia Dowell-Wiltshire Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, English Language and Literature, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, Geology, Global Studies, Greek, History, Independent Study, Internship, Latin, Media Studies, Neuroscience, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Service Learning, Sociology, Theater, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
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Location:  Athens, the capital of Greece, is a bustling city that has a dynamic atmosphere architecturally, artistically, historically, and culturally with Mediterranean ties to Europe, the Middle East, and beyond. The city itself juxtaposes ancient Greek ruins with a modern city.  

Academic disciplines in the curriculum include:CYA Semester Olympia
*For detailed course information, including online syllabi, please visit our website 
  • Anthropology
  • Art & Art History
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Classical Studies
  • Communications
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Languages (Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, and Latin; all levels guaranteed)
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Urbanism & Sustainability

Academic Field Study: Students visit sites relevant to contemporary and historical Greece during 3 faculty-led trips each semester to locations such as the Peloponnese, Central Greece, Crete and Northern Greece (Thessaloniki). When students are not traveling, courses are taught at the CYA academic center in Athens or on-site.

CYA students Volunteering
Extracurricular Activities:
CYA provides and connects students with a number of extracurricular activities and internships/service learning. While we can help students find activities related to almost any interest area, some examples include:
  • Workshops
  • Athletic activities
  • Lectures
  • Greek dance
  • Greek cooking
  • Debates
  • Forums
  • Athens Marathon
  • Annual Student Conference


Past examples of internships and volunteer opportunities: 
  • Refugee aidstudent workshop
  • Soup kitchens
  • Environmental groups
  • Animal welfare
  • Special needs education
  • Education - English as a second language
  • Education - kindergarten/elementary
  • Film & theater
  • Journalism
  • Libraries, museums, art galleries
  • Marketing & advertising
  • Social Media/Digital Content Creation
  • Economics

CYA Semester Digital ArchLanguage of Instruction: English

Duration: One semester or academic year

Student Body: Approximately 150 students per semester. Since 1962, over 10,000 students from more than 550 English-Speaking colleges and universities have studied at CYA!
 
Faculty:
Over 92 percent of CYA faculty hold doctorate degrees, and many are considered global leaders in their fields. See a complete list of our faculty, including bios and CVs, at this link

Class Size: Language classes average around 10 students; all other classes average 15 students.

Housing: Students live in CYA apartments within residential buildings in the Pangrati neighborhood of central Athens. Apartments have WiFi and A/C, are furnished, and come with a common area, double and/or single rooms, an outdoor balcony, and an equipped kitchen. The safe and highly desirable neighborhood in which students live has grocery stores, cafes, bakeries, restaurants, banks, dry cleaning shops, and a weekly farmer's market, as well as many other amenities nearby. Apartments are a 2-10 minute walk from CYA's Academic Center and are centrally located to sites, monuments, and museums as well as bus, trolley and metro stops. Homestays are also available to students who wish to dive deeper into Greek culture and family lifestyle. Students stay in hotels while on trips. 

Meals: Lunch is provided Monday through Friday (except on holidays, and during recess) On academic field study breakfast is included instead of lunch.

Fees: Fees are quoted on our website. Program fees include:CYA Girl in Cliff
  • Tuition (four or five courses per semester)
  • Housing
  • Lunch Monday through Friday (except during field trips, holidays, and during recess)
  • Academic Field Study (including entrance fees to sites and museums)
  • Supplemental hospitalization insurance
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Pre-departure guidance and materials (including webinars)
  • Airport meet-and-assist services
  • Orientation and acculturation activities
  • Student support services
  • Use of course materials during the semester (except Modern Greek Language books)
  • Free internet access throughout the Academic Center and in student apartments
  • Transcript sent to home institution and to student (unless you require a school of record transcript)
“College Year in Athens gave me the best semester of my entire life. From the exciting weekend trips to daily class visits to the Ancient Acropolis, I had a life changing experience at least once a week. Learning about ancient history while standing in the place where it took place was simply awe-inspiring.”  Ariel Kline - Gettysburg College (Fall 2019)

More Questions? Check out our website or email us at Cyathens.org