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. 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.
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 http://www.cyathens.org/43/1/summer_courses/ for more information!
Summer 2018 Session I Courses, May 28 - June 23, 2018:
- Excavating the Aegean: The Case of Despotiko (Paros, Antiparos)
- The Geography of Faith: Paul and the Emergence of Christianity in Greece
- Becoming a Traveler: Writing in Greece
- Athens Philosophy Seminar: Philosophy & Film with Prof. Robert Pippin
Summer 2018 Session II Courses, June 25 - July 21, 2018: - Greek Architecture: Modernity and Tradition
- Political Economy in Historical Context: From Ancient Greece to Modern Greek Crises (Athens, Delphi, Delos)
- The Anthropology of Food in Greece: The Mediterranean Diet and More (Athens, Koroni) - When Egypt meets the Aegean: Interconnections in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean (Thera [Santorini], Crete, Athens)
- Illegal Antiquities
"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