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College Year in Athens (CYA)
Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/21/2019 05/18/2019

** 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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Program Provider:
CYA - College Year in Athens
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Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
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Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
2.50
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
Ancient Greek, Greek, Latin
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Homestay
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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
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Internship
Program Description:
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.

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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
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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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