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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Crete, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer I, Summer II
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 01-APR-2022
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.
Summer II 2022 01-APR-2022
Rolling Admission 20-JUN-2022 16-JUL-2022
Summer I 2022 01-APR-2022
Rolling Admission 23-MAY-2022 18-JUN-2022

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate student 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, 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, Art, Art - Art History, Classics, Communications, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Foreign Affairs, Global Studies, Greek, History, Latin, Media Studies, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:

CYA Summer PhotoStudents interested in short-term, intensive study abroad are invited to take advantage of our summer program, which offers unique, experience-based opportunities for learning.

Summer is an exceptional time to study in Greece. Our unique courses are tailored to combine academics with authentic experiences, taking advantage of the sun, the sea, and the vibrant summer culture from Athens to the surrounding islands. Explore our country's rich history, get involved in archaeological excavations and delve into Economics, History, Anthropology, and so much more, this summer at CYA.

Our summer courses are offered in two consecutive 4-week sessions that run between the May and July. They are arranged so that motivated students may earn credit in complementary courses. Students take one course per session. Each 4 week course/session consists of 60 contact hours.

CYA Summer beach photoLocation: Most summer courses start in Athens and take study trips to different regions and islands of Greece. Check out each course's syllabus to see where that course travels. 

Class Size: Seminar classes max out at 12 students; all other classes average 15 students.

Housing: While in Athens, students live in the CYA apartments, which are located in central Athens and are a short walk to the academic center. On class trips, students stay in hotels.

Meals: Lunch is provided Monday through Friday while students are in Athens.  

Fees: Program fees include tuition, lodging in a furnished student apartment or hotel unit, course materials, a farewell lunch or dinner and, where applicable, field trips and co-curricular activities. Cost varies by course. See the full list of courses below or visit our website for more information!

Program Highlights:
  • Onsite and experience-based classes
  • Study-travel at breathtaking sites across Greece
  • Personalized attention from dedicated faculty and staff
  • Delve into a subject of interest with intensive course structure
Experience the gorgeous Greek summer!

Summer Session I (May 23 - June 18, 2022)
  • The Strangeness of Ancient Greece: Diversity, Difference, and Regionality among the Greek States (Athens, Corfu, Epirus, Peloponnese)
  • Excavating in the Aegean: The Despotiko Field School (Paros, Antiparos)
  • Blacks in Classical Studies (Athens, Santorini)
  • Health and Healing in the Ancient Greek World (Athens, Kos)
  • Becoming a Traveler: Writing in Greece (Athens, Poros, Nauplion)
  • Plague, Politics, & Populism | Classical Athens as Parable for Modern Greece and Europe (Athens, Delphi, Delos, Mykonos)
  • The Geography of Faith: Paul and the Emergence of Christianity in Greece (Athens, Corinth, Philippi, Thessaloniki)
Summer Session II (June 20 - July 16, 2022)CYA Kontes Class Summer
  • Tasting Culture: Nordic & Mediterranean Food, Tradition & Nutrition (Greece: Athens, island of Ikaria; Denmark: Copenhagen, Island of Samsø)
  • When Egypt meets the Aegean: Interconnections in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean (Thera [Santorini], Crete, Athens)
  • The Present Past: Re-imagining Greece Through Heritage (Athens, Crete, Rhodes)
  • Illegal Antiquities (Athens, Thessaloniki, Naxos, Crete)
  • Greek Island Architecture: Culture, and Identity (Naxos, Amorgos, Santorini, Tinos)

“This program offers an experience like no other! You will get to study the deep history of ancient Greece first-hand and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Greece. I took a religion and history class within my one month class and I learned things I never would have considered! Our class even took day trips to beautiful historical sites where we would take advantage of the location to learn extra details about ancient Greece. The CYA staff really encourages you to live like you were born there and everyone is so friendly. My favorite thing abroad was definitely the food; authentic Greek cuisine is found no where else and tastes like nothing you've ever tasted.”  Vincent Gadioma (Fairfield University) - Summer 2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.