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College Year in Athens
Athens, Greece (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Year
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-NOV-2018 ** Rolling Admission 21-JAN-2019 18-MAY-2019
Year 2019-2020 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:
Class Status:
1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Liz Wellbeloved
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
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, Foreign Affairs, Global Studies, Greek, History, Independent Study, Internship, Latin, Media Studies, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Service Learning, Sociology, Theater, Urban and Environmental Planning, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
CYA Fast Facts

Location: Athens, the capital of Greece and a European capital that is both rich in history and a contemporary hub for art, international business and relations, and debate on economic, political, and migration issues.

Athens

Areas of Study:
  • European and East Mediterranean Studies
  • Byzantine and Modern/Contemporary Greek Studies
  • Ancient Greek Studies

Academic disciplines in the curriculum include:
*For detailed course information, including online syllabi, please visit our website 
  • On-site classAnthropology
  • Art & Art History
  • Archaeology
  • Classical Studies
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnography
  • History
  • Languages (Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, and Latin; all levels guaranteed)
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science/International Relations
  • Religion
  • Urbanism & Sustainability (Urban Design studio guaranteed)
Study-Travel: Students visit sites relevant to contemporary and historical Greece during 3 faculty-led trips each semester to the Peloponnese, Central Greece, and either Crete or Northern Greece (Thessoloniki). When students are not traveling, courses are taught at the CYA academic center in Athens or on-site.
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Extracurricular Activities:
CYA provides and connects students with a number of extracurricular activities and internships/service learning. While we can help students find act
Extracurricularsivities related to almost any interest area, some examples include:
  • Film screenings
  • Athletic activities
  • Lectures
  • Greek dance
  • Greek cooking
  • Debates
Past examples of internships that in which CYA staff has placed students include:
  • Refugee aid
  • Soup kitchens
  • Environmental groups
  • Animal welfare
  • Special needs education
  • Film & theater
  • Writing & editing
  • Libraries, museums, art galleries
  • Kindergartens
  • Marketing & advertising  

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: One semester or academic year

Calendar:
  • Fall 2017 semester: August 28 - December 15, 2017
  • J-term (Archaeological Dig) 2018: January 4 - January 21, 2018
  • Spring 2018 semester: January 22 - May 18, 2018
Student body
Student Body: Approximately 100 students per semester. Since 1962, over 7,500 students from more than 370 North American colleges and universities have studied at CYA!

Faculty: Over 70 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 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 classroom buildings and are centrally located to sites, monuments, and museums as well as bus, trolley and metro stops.

Greek food
Meals: Lunch is provided Monday through Friday (except on field trips, holidays, and during recess).

Fees: Fees are quoted on our website. Program fees include:
  • Tuition (four or five courses per semester)
  • Housing
  • Lunch Monday through Friday (except during field trips, holidays, and during recess)
  • Study travel (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
More Questions? Contact us!