• Greece
    • Athens
J-Term, Winter
Subject Areas
Anthropology Archaeology Art History Classical Studies European Studies Gender Studies Global Studies History Humanities Liberal Arts Social Sciences Sociology +2

Program Details

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Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors Masters


Price Details
Please check our wesite for more information about our fees. Cost includes tuition, housing, and field trips/co-curricular activities when applicable.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 03, 2022
Feb 16, 2022
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About Program

CYA’s Winter intersession program offers classes in Anthropology or Archaeology. Our intersession courses are short-term, 3-week, intensive study abroad opportunities open to students interested in extending their semester or for a short stand alone program over J-Term.

Anthropology of the City: Exploring Modern Athens - Learn about how urban environments have been studied in the social sciences and how we can apply those ideas to Athens. This course studies with how the city intersects with gender and sexuality, inequality, migration, sustainability, and more!

Voula Field School - Gain excavation experience by participating in the Voula Field School, an excavation at the site of Aixonidai Halai, one of the ancient municipalities on the coast of ancient Attica. This course includes 3 crucial components: on-site excavation, class lectures, the lab-work, dealing with the study of the material culture.

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Program Highlights

  • Onsite courses and experience-based courses
  • Gain experience into a subject through intensive, 3-week, short-term courses
  • Visit Greece in the Winter to gain an authentic Greek experience
  • Personalized attention from dedicated faculty and staff

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Yes, I recommend this program

College Year Athens Winter Program 2022- Archaeology

This was truly one of the most interesting and exciting programs I have ever been on. College Year in Athens is dedicated to teaching students in a way that gets them out of the classroom and into the world around them. This three week long winter program is a great way to familiarize oneself with the fundamentals of an archaeological excavation and meet people with similar interests. Work in the field is supplemented by short trips to other archaeological sites in the surrounding area, as well as to the Acropolis of Athens. Professor Karavas is one of the most knowledgeable professors in the field and is able to draw on his experiences at his own dig site to provide students with a world-class and one of a kind experience.

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Response from CYA (College Year in Athens)

Hi Gaetano, thanks for spending the Winter Session with us! It sounds like you were really able to connect with your coursework and interests while on-site at an archaeological excavation! We're so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience with CYA!

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Yes, I recommend this program

An Adventure Filled 3 Weeks

CYA's "Anthropology of the City: Exploring Modern Athens" winter term class was one of my favorite classes I have ever taken. Classes rarely took place in the physical classroom - instead CYA took full advantage of its convenient location in the heart of the city and sent us out with our professor to explore it. We analyzed different spaces all over the city from neighborhood farmers markets and shopping malls, to street art in political neighborhoods and even Greek nightlife in one of Athens’ party districts. This class is the perfect blend of academics with fun and adventure, and taught me that there isn’t a single space in the city that can’t be the site of interesting anthropological research. This class would appeal to students with a wide variety of interests, including not only Anthropology but also Urban Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Architecture - or simply anyone interested in learning about what life in Athens is like. As someone who spent winter term and the following semester with CYA, this class was the perfect introduction to my time in Athens and the lessons I learned from it about Greek culture and what it meant to be an Athenian were invaluable to me. The Anthropology of the City class fits a lot of material and adventures into a short period of time, so even if you are not staying for the semester, I guarantee you will still get a lot out of this short but sweet study abroad experience with CYA.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
While taking the Anthropology of the City course, I found that I had a lot of free time. I would advise future students of this program to take advantage of your short time in Athens, as there is so much to see and experience. Conquer jet lag early, and don't spend much time in the apartments. Get out and explore while you can!
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