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College Year in Athens - Semester and Academic Year Program
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 2021 09/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2021 05/15/2021

** 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 Partner:
CYA - College Year in Athens
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Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, 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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Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
No
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Homestay
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Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts, Business, Classical Studies, Communication, Creative Writing, Culture, Dietetics & Nutrition, Earth Science, Eastern European Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Fine Art, Gender Studies, Greek, History, Humanities, Independent Study, Interdisciplinary Design, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Latin, Literature, Marketing, Media Studies, Other Language & Literature, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Religion/Theology, Service Learning, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Theatre/Drama, Urban Studies, Women's Studies, Writing
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Internship (with credit transfer)
Program Description:
Program Description:
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Location:  Athens, the capital of Greece, is a bustling city that has a dynamic atmosphere architecturally, artistically, historically, and culturally with Mediterranean ties to Europe, the Middle East, and beyond. The city itself juxtaposes Ancient Greek ruins with a modern city.  

Academic disciplines in the curriculum include:CYA Semester Olympia
*For detailed course information, including online syllabi, please visit our website 
  • Anthropology
  • Art & Art History
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Classical Studies
  • Communications
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Languages (Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, and Latin; all levels guaranteed)
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Urbanism & Sustainability

Study-Travel: Students visit sites relevant to contemporary and historical Greece during 3 faculty-led trips each semester to locations such as the Peloponnese, Central Greece, Crete and Northern Greece (Thessaloniki). 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 activities related to almost any interest area, some examples include:
  • Workshops
  • Film screenings
  • Athletic activities
  • Lectures
  • Greek dance
  • Greek cooking
  • Debates
  • Forums
  • Athens Marathon
  • Annual Student Conference
  • Parades


Past examples of internships and volunteer opportunities: 
  • Refugee aidstudent workshop
  • Soup kitchens
  • Environmental groups
  • Animal welfare
  • Special needs education
  • Education - English as a second language
  • Education - kindergarten/elementary
  • Film & theater
  • Journalism
  • Libraries, museums, art galleries
  • Marketing & advertising
  • Social Media/Digital Content Creation
  • Economics

CYA Semester Digital ArchLanguage of Instruction: English

Duration: One semester or academic year

Student Body: Approximately 120-140 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. Homestays are also available to students who wish to dive deeper into Greek culture and family lifestyle.

Meals: Lunch is provided Monday through Friday (except on holidays, and during recess) On academic study trips breakfast is included instead of lunch.

Fees: Fees are quoted on our website. Program fees include:CYA Girl in Cliff
  • 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 (unless you require a school of record transcript)
“College Year in Athens gave me the best semester of my entire life. From the exciting weekend trips to daily class visits to the Ancient Acropolis, I had a life changing experience at least once a week. Learning about ancient history while standing in the place where it took place was simply awe-inspiring.”  Ariel Kline - Gettysburg College (Fall 2019)

More Questions? Check out our website or email us at Cyathens.org



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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