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College Year in Athens

College Year in Athens 

We would like to share with you thnews of an exciting initiative that is ideal for Greek-American high-school graduates who elected, or were forced to, forgo their freshman fall semester due to COVID-19. 

College Year in Athens (CYA) introduces the Fall 2020 Gap ProgramLearning from the Ancients: a Hands-on Approach to Life from the Ancient Times to Today's Healthy Living, that explores the relationship between ancient Greek practices and modern-day health and wellness via hands-on, experiential learning.

Through excavating in the Athenian seaside suburb of Voula, exploring modern Athens, and tending the Hippocrates Gardenmember of Club Unesco, on the island of Kos, one gains an understanding of both the ancient and modern. Additionally, there will be Greek language, culture, dance, and culinary workshops but also trips to the Peloponnese and Delphi. All safety and health protocols regarding COVID-19 will be strictly observed.  We expect that the Gap Semester program will be offered again in the Spring and in the years to come.

College Year in Athens (CYA) is a non-profit educational institution, which, since 1962, provides American undergraduates the transformative experience to study in Athens and familiarize themselves with the Greek culture.  CYA, with almost 60 years of history, has been promoting Hellenism in American academia and producing philhellenes, spiritual friends of Greece, many of whom are active academics on Greek subjects in colleges and universities in the USA. Many Greek-American students have selected Athens and CYA as their study abroad destination in order to deepen their ties with Greece. For some, this is their first experience of Greece, and it is a powerful one! 

If you think this option may be of interest to your community, we would welcome the opportunity to provide additional details. In the meantime, please feel free to share CYA social media FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedin, or follow YouTube.  If you wish to stay up to date with the CYA programs, please subscribe to our email list using this link.

Let us use this great opportunity to connect. Are you by any chance visiting Athens this summer? We would love to welcome you to CYA's Academic Center, right next to the Panathenaic (Kallimarmaro) Stadium.

In any case, we are looking forward to hearing how College Year in Athens can help you keep the flame burning!


CYA Administration

College Year in Athens
617-868-8200  | [email protected] |
Athens Office:    5 Plateia Stadiou,     Athens 116 35,  Greece

US Office: 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 21E, Cambridge, MA 02141

US Mailing: P.O. Box 390890, Cambridge, MA02139


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