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.
Areas of Study:
Academic disciplines in the curriculum include:
- European and East Mediterranean Studies
- Byzantine and Modern/Contemporary Greek Studies
- Ancient Greek Studies
*For detailed course information, including online syllabi, please visit our website
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.
- Art & Art History
- Classical Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Languages (Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, and Latin; all levels guaranteed)
- Political Science/International Relations
- Urbanism & Sustainability (Urban Design studio guaranteed)
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:
Past examples of internships that in which CYA staff has placed students include:
- Film screenings
- Athletic activities
- Greek dance
- Greek cooking
Language of Instruction: English
- Refugee aid
- Soup kitchens
- Environmental groups
- Animal welfare
- Special needs education
- Film & theater
- Writing & editing
- Libraries, museums, art galleries
- Marketing & advertising
Duration: One semester or academic year
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!
- 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
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.
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:
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- Tuition (four or five courses per semester)
- 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
Further information about CYA specific to Wheaton College students
Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above.
Courses & Credits:
Students take four to five courses per semester, 15-16 semester hours, which earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. All courses are taught in English.
Housing & Meals:
Students are housed in apartments within walking distance to the CYA Academic Center. Students will be billed for their board by CYA. Board includes a main meal, Monday through Friday at the Center.
Wheaton Tuition & Housing. Expenses covered include tuition, apartment housing, orientation, field trips (as determined by CYA), Greek medical insurance (which does not replace CISI supplemental study abroad insurance). One round-trip airfare from New York or Boston to Athens is included under Wheaton fees.
Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).
Students are responsible for passport and visa fees, partial board, CISI Supplemental Health & Accident Insurance, and personal expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322