Location
  • Greece
    • Athens
Term
J-Term, Winter
Subject Areas
Anthropology Archaeology Art History Classical Studies European Studies Global Studies History Humanities Liberal Arts Social Sciences Sociology +1
Need-based funding, General grants/scholarships, 529 Plan eligibility
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Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment
Language
English

Pricing

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
Jan 12, 2024
Jan 02, 2024
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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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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Our page on diversity in contemporary Greek society gives a little more background on the local context regarding race and ethnicity. We would also be happy to put you in touch with a CYA alum of a similar background, so you have the chance to chat with another student about how the experience was for them.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Our page on diversity in contemporary Greek society gives a little more background on LGBTQIA+ issues in Greece. We would also be happy to put you in touch with an LGBTQIA+ CYA alum, so you have the chance to chat with another student about how the experience was for them.

Accessibility Support

CYA will work with both you and your home institution if you have disabilities or are alter-abled, and need accommodations as part of your study abroad with us. It is important to be in communication so that we can plan together, and ensure that your experience is a success. We would also be happy to put you in touch with a CYA alum, so you have the chance to chat with another student about how the experience was for them.

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

Program Dates

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Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Academics 4.7
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Nora
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing amazing

I knew I always wanted to study abroad and honestly College year in Athens could not have made it better. First of all size of people there felt perfect. It wasn't too small where you knew everyone but it wasn't so big where no one knew anyone. The teachers and staff in general were so helpful and really were there for you. I have never had better relationships with my professors before in my college experience. The trips that they took you on were so fun and even when we had to listen to talks, they were really interesting and made it fun. The housing and cleaning was amazing. The area you live in is not super touristy so you feel like you're in another country, and submerged in the culture! The friends I met there are some of the best people I have ever met in my life. I look back on the experience I've had and honestly see it as unforgettable.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be afraid to go there without any people you knew before! Making new friends that I've never met before impacted my experience so much!
Pros
  • Neighborhood is so perfect
  • Fun trips
  • Amazing staff
Cons
  • Lots of hills
  • Can't think of another one
  • Cigarette smell
17 people found this review helpful.
Response from CYA (College Year in Athens)

Hi Nora, thanks for sharing your experience with CYA! So happy you found us to be a good fit and had great relationships with your professors. Hopefully you can visit us again soon!

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Gaetano
5/5
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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Erin
5/5
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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