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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
  • Restrictions: UNC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Ben Briggs Program type: Partner Provider
Area of study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art history, Classics, Communication studies, Creative writing, Cultural studies, Eastern European studies, Economics, English, Environmental studies, European Studies, Global studies, Greek, History, Latin, Media & Journalism, Peace, war, and defense, Philosophy, Political science, Religious studies, Sociology, Women's and gender studies Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.8
Eligibility: Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Open to Non-UNC students: No
Housing options: Apartment (shared), Hotel/Hostel Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English
Program Description:

CYA Summer PhotoStudents 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 Economics, History, Anthropology, and so much more, this summer at CYA.

Our summer courses are offered in two consecutive 4-week sessions that run between the May and 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.

CYA Summer beach photoLocation: Most summer courses start in Athens and take study trips to different regions and islands of Greece. Check out each course's syllabus to see where that course travels. 

Class Size: Seminar classes max out at 12 students; all other classes average 15 students.

Housing: While in Athens, students live in the CYA apartments, which are located in central Athens and are a short walk to the academic center. On class trips, students stay in hotels.

Meals: Lunch is provided Monday through Friday while students are in Athens.  

Fees: 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!

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!

Summer Session I (May 23 - June 18, 2022)
Summer Session II (June 20 - July 16, 2022)CYA Kontes Class Summer?

Courses could include: (Final schedule TBC)
  • When Egypt meets the Aegean: Interconnections in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean (Thera [Santorini], Crete, Athens)
  • The Geography of Faith: Paul and the Emergence of Christianity in Greece (Athens, Corinth, Philippi, Thessalonica)
  • Greek Island Architecture, Culture, and Identity (Naxos, Amorgos, Santorini, Tinos)
  • Plague, Politics, & Populism | Classical Athens as Parable for Modern Greece and Europe (Athens, Delphi, Delos, Mykonos)
  • Tasting Culture: Nordic & Mediterranean Food, Tradition & Nutrition (Greece: Athens, island of Ikaria; Denmark: Copenhagen, Island of Samsø)
  • Excavating in the Aegean: The Despotiko Field School (Paros, Antiparos)
  • Becoming a Traveler: Writing in Greece (Athens, Poros)
  • The Present Past: Re-imagining Greece Through Heritage (Athens, Crete, Anaphi, Rhodes)
  • The Strangeness of Ancient Greece: Diversity, Difference, and Regionality among the Greek States (Athens, Peloponnese)
  • The Present Past: Re-imagining Greece Through Heritage (Athens, Crete, Rhodes)
  • Blacks in Classics

“This program offers an experience like no other! You will get to study the deep history of ancient Greece first-hand and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Greece. I took a religion and history class within my one month class and I learned things I never would have considered! Our class even took day trips to beautiful historical sites where we would take advantage of the location to learn extra details about ancient Greece. The CYA staff really encourages you to live like you were born there and everyone is so friendly. My favorite thing abroad was definitely the food; authentic Greek cuisine is found no where else and tastes like nothing you've ever tasted.”  Vincent Gadioma (Fairfield University) - Summer 2019

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/24/2021
03/05/2021 06/02/2021 07/28/2021
NOTE: Session I: June 2 - 30, 2021 Session II: June 30 - July 28, 2021
Summer 2022 02/10/2022 03/05/2022 TBA TBA

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