Location
  • Greece
    • Athens
Length
4 - 12 weeks

Program Details

Activities
Sightseeing
Timeframe
Fall
Housing
Apartment Hotel
Primary Language
Greek
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
9950
Price Details
Room and Board
Visits to sites, museums, and points of historical and cultural interest
Transportation during all trips as well as to/from the excavation site
Field Trips to the island of Aegina, the island of Crete, Peloponnese & Delphi.
Orientation and acculturation activities
Health insurance by CISI (including medical treatment for COVID-19)
Certificate for the excavation work
Certificate following the portfolio seminar
Pre-departure material
Arrival day airport meet-and-assist service
Use of Library materials
Free Internet access in the CYA computer lab as well as free Wi-Fi for laptop users throughout the Academic Center and in the student apartments.
Assistance in obtaining a Greek SIM card
Student support services
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Some Park Fees Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Some Meals
Jan 13, 2021
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

CYA’s Fall 2021 Gap Program, Archaeological Field Work: Excavation, Workshops and Digital Technologies, is an exceptional way to enrich your educational and life experiences. The program explores the relationship between ancient Greek and modern-day practices via hands-on, experiential learning: Excavating in the Athenian seaside suburb of Voula, Lab-work (artifact processing and cataloging as well as artifact restoration and preservation), Engagement with new technologies including GIS, remote-sensing technologies, tablet-based field recording, data management.

The skills acquired can also be used in a number of other fields from computer science to fine arts.

Trips to the island of Aegina, the Island of Crete, Delphi and the Peloponnese.

Gap Flight Award: A student who will be accepted in the program, will receive $1,000 to offset the cost of the round-trip ticket to/from Athens, Greece.

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Program Highlights

  • Visit sites of great importance in world civilization. Excursions to the Island of Aegina, the island of Crete, the Peloponnese & Delphi are included. All will be guided by CYA faculty.
  • Participate in an excavation of a 2000-year old site at the outskirts of Athens under the guidance of the director of the excavation and CYA faculty.
  • Participate in laboratory work related to findings at Aixonidai Halai and engage with new technologies in archaeological research, all guided by CYA faculty.
  • E-portfolio: a key element in the documentation of work done by all students while studying, traveling, volunteering or interning, at home or abroad. Certificate following the portfolio seminar.
  • Explore Athens, a modern & vibrant city where today's life is intertwined with its glorious past.

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