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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 04/01/2020 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:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Class Standing: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:
CYA Fast Facts:

Location:  Athens, the capital of Greece

Areas of Study: 
  • Ancient Greek Studies
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • European and East Mediterranean Studies

 Disciplines in the curriculum include:
*For detailed course information, please visit our website 


  • Art and Archaeology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnography
  • History
  • Languages (Ancient Greek, Latin and Modern Greek)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Religion

Study Travel: Students visit sites relevant to ancient, medieval, and modern Greek history during faculty-led trips to the Peloponnese, Central Greece, and either Crete or Northern Greece. When students are not traveling, courses are taught at the CYA academic center in Athens or on-site.

Extracurricular Activities: CYA organizes a number of extracurriular activities for students. Some examples include:
  • Greek dance
  • Greek cooking
  • Debates
  • Film screenings
  • Lectures
  • Community service and volunteering
  • Athletic actvities

Language of Instruction: English

Duration:  One or two semesters

Calendar:
  • Fall semester: September-Decemeber
  • Spring semester: January-May

Students: Approximately 100 per semester. Since 1962, over 7,500 students from more than 370 North American colleges and universities have studied at College Year in Athens!

Faculty: Over 70% of the faculty hold Ph.D.s

Class Size: Language classes average around 10 students, all other classes average 18 students

Housing: Furnished, airconditioned apartments with wireless internet, in the residential neighborhood of Pangrati in Athens. Most apartments are within a 2-10 minute walk of campus and come with a common area, double and/or single rooms, an outdoor balcony, and an equipped kitchen.

Meals: Lunch is provided Monday through Friday (except on field trips, holidays, and during recess).

Fees: Fees are quoted on our website

*The 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 materials
  • 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