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College Year in Athens (CYA)
Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** 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:
Program Provider:
CYA - College Year in Athens
Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.50
Prerequisites:
No
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Ancient Greek, Greek, Latin
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Homestay
Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Art, Art History, Classical Studies, Communication, Economics, Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, Gender Studies, Greek, History, Humanities, Independent Study, International Relations, International Studies, Latin, Literature, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's Studies
Program Design: Group based, Study Center
Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Volunteer
Program Description:
CYA Fast Facts

Location: Athens, the capital of Greece

Athens

Areas of Study:
  • European and East Mediterranean Studies
  • Byzantine and Modern 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
  • 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 faculty-led trips 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 extracurriular activities. While we can help students find act
Extracurricularsivities related to almost any interest area, some examples include:
  • Film screenings
  • Athletic actvities
  • Lectures
  • Greek dance
  • Greek cooking
  • Debates
  • Community service and volunteering

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: One semester or academic year

Calendar:
  • Fall 2016 semester: August 29 - December 17, 2016
  • Spring 2017 semester: January 23 - May 20, 2017
  • Fall 2017 semester: August 28 - December 15, 2017
  • 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



For Gustavus Adolphus students: CYA uses semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 semester credits. Thus, some CYA courses, which are worth 3 semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.

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