College Year in Athens
College Year in Athens Programs
CYA has offered study abroad programs in a wide range of academic disciplines for over 50 years. With supplemental activities varying from archaeological digs to onsite courses,...
College Year in Athens Reviews
The CYA experience
Submitted by Cara - Gettysburg College | March 02, 2018
Before I even arrived in Greece, I felt so welcomed by the CYA staff. From their assistance on getting together the right materials and documents needed for studying abroad, to organizing transportation from the airport upon our arrival, CYA ensured that we were prepared for a great semester of new experiences. The courses offered by CYA were all so unique and the program field trips that were included in our semester allowed me to see places I never imagined I would visit.
Submitted by Peyton - Indiana University- Bloomington | February 04, 2018
What a wonderful program! From living in the city center of Athens to the brilliant professors and staff, I cannot imagine a better study abroad. This program includes three field trips to other areas of Greece with instruction by the professors (aka the experts in their fields). Additionally, my classes all took field trips around Athens to museums, sites, and cafes. The locals welcomed us students into the neighborhood. I miss Greece already!
College Year in Athens responded to this review February 09, 2018 at 7:55 AM
Thank you for your review, Peyton! We're so happy to hear that you felt the onsite components of our program really enriched your experience, and that you felt so at home in the wonderful neighborhood of Pangrati!
Interesting and would go again
Submitted by harpb - Gettysburg College | January 25, 2018
I loved the program, despite some minor flaws (like some class schedules don't encourage as much immersion as others, my friends had difficulty with health care/getting help from the emergency phone). The staff was amazing and caring.
College Year in Athens responded to this review January 25, 2018 at 10:18 AM
Thanks so much for your review, harpb! We're so glad that you felt welcomed and that you enjoyed your semester in Athens! We are always continuing to improve our emergency protocol and resources to ensure that students' health and safety remains our top priority and thank you for your feedback.
Best experience of my life
Submitted by Bdec - Notre Dame | January 24, 2018
I had the most transformative best experience of my life in Greece, especially because of cya. The trips, the fact that people truly are invested in you/ care you, and the support that cya offers makes the experience even greater.
College Year in Athens responded to this review January 25, 2018 at 10:20 AM
Thanks for your kind words, Bdec! We're elated that you had such a great experience in Greece - it seems that you made the most from the opportunities and support provided by our staff!
Submitted by Hannah Ellen - Union College | January 23, 2018
The classes and activities were amazing but there were not many opportunities for students who were not studying Classics (Ancient art & civilization). I wish there had been more opportunities for field trips for students studying other topics such as modern culture, politics, economics, etc.
College Year in Athens responded to this review January 25, 2018 at 11:45 AM
Thank you for your feedback, Hannah! We are so glad you enjoyed your classes and the extracurricular activities available to you at CYA. We will continue to deepen the opportunities both in and out of the classroom for our many students interested in contemporary issues, and we hope our students will continue to select the relevant opportunities already available to them through our existing contemporary studies courses and professors!