Staff Spotlight: Anna Wichmann

Social Media Coordinator and Content Writer


Anna is a recent graduate from New College of Florida, Sarasota, with a degree in Art History and Classics. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the American College of Greece. A CYA alumna from the fall class of 2017, Anna has returned to CYA as an English copywriter.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory was going to Crete with CYA in 2017. I met so many of my closest friends (who are still my closest friends) during that trip and saw so many amazing sites. It was a great mix of museums, archaeological sites, stunning beaches and traditional villages. I'll never forget it!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Working for CYA has provided me with a deepened perspective of the school. As a student, I was impressed by the warm, caring atmosphere that the staff and faculty provided for students, and as an employee I felt it even more. Interacting with students it the best part of the job for everyone at CYA!

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I love hearing stories from students, and many of my friends here in Athens are CYA alums who have fallen in love with Greece and decided to move here. So many alums have told me that their CYA experience has helped them discover what they'd like to do with their lives in the future, and I can say the same for myself!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

As a CYA alum, I'd like to go back to Meteora, Ioannina, and Metsovo. I had a great time on this trip and I'd love to go back to experience it again. I'd also love to go to Andros, a trip that I didn't take and regret it. I've been to the island myself since and I feel like going with CYA would be even better!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think the familial, friendly, warm atmosphere at CYA makes it so unique. All of the staff and faculty love getting to know students and forming bonds with them. Staff and faculty will go out of their way to help students and make them feel at home in Greece. We care about each and every student! Also, we care about each other as staff and faculty.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think that CYA provides a well balanced program that offers students academics of an extremely high quality, amazing new travel experiences, access to some of the most important sites in the world, and a family-like environment here in Greece. When I was a student, I couldn't find any other company that provided all of these things, only CYA!