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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Paros, Greece; Santorini, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Guilford Affiliated Program Major(s): Art, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, International Studies: Africa, International Studies: Europe, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Theatre, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Language Prerequisite: No Language Prerequisite Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Students interested in short-term, intensive study abroad are invited to take advantage of our summer program, which offers unique, experience-based opportunities for learning.

Summer is an exceptional time to study in Greece. Our unique courses are tailored to combine academics with authentic experiences, taking advantage of the sun, the sea and the vibrant summer culture from Athens to the surrounding islands. Explore our country's rich history, get involved in archaeological excavations and delve into the anthropology of food in Greece, and so much more, this summer at CYA.

Our summer courses are offered in two consecutive 4-week sessions that run between the end of May and the end of July, as well as a special 4-week philosophy seminar that overlaps both sessions. They are arranged so that motivated students may earn credit in complementary courses. Students take one course per session. Each 4 week course/session consists of 60 contact hours.

Program Highlights:
  • Onsite and experience-based classes
  • Study-travel at breathtaking sites across Greece
  • Personalized attention from dedicated faculty and staff
  • Delve into a subject of interest with intensive course structure
  • Experience the gorgeous Greek summer!

Program fees include tuition, lodging in a furnished student apartment or hotel unit, course materials, a farewell lunch or dinner and, where applicable, field trips and co-curricular activities. Cost varies by course. See the full list of courses below or visit for more information!

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CYA summer Summer 2018 Session I Courses, May 28 - June 23, 2018:

- Excavating the Aegean: The Case of Despotiko
- Becoming a Traveler: Writing in Greece
- Sustainability Across Time and Spatial Scales in Greek Urban and Island Communities

Summer 2018 Philosophy Summer Seminar in Athens, June 4 - June 30, 2018: 

Philosophy Summer Seminars in Athens (PSSA) intended for outstanding undergraduate students who are entertaining the prospect of a graduate career in philosophy. The aim is to introduce students to graduate level work and expose them to the latest research. Each PSSA focuses on one philosophical topic and culminates into a week-long engagement with a distinguished philosopher, who will be presenting their latest research on the topic. 

Summer 2018 Session II Courses, June 25 - July 21, 2018:
- The Anthropology of Food in Greece: the Mediterranean Diet and More
- When Egypt meets the Aegean: Interconnections in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean

CYA summer

"From mornings on Crete following ancient roads to afternoons spent searching for each town’s best gyros, reenactments of the Olympic Games in the famous stadium, and sunsets in Athens exploring the Acropolis, the College Year in Athens summer was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I know that the lessons I learned, the memories I made, and the people I shared them with will always stay with me. It truly was a life-changing journey and an incredible adventure." - Ioan Bolohan, CYA Summer 2013

This program is currently not accepting applications.