Daphne Matziaraki, a Greek documentary filmmaker who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, returned to Greece last fall to make a film about the refugee crisis. She followed a coast guard captain for three weeks and filmed during harrowing rescues. The New York Times featured Matziaraki’s complete documentary.
Little Island is a short documentary made by Angelos Psomopoulos and Alex Vilaras about the story of a man who chose to abandon all other life for almost 40 years and live on a small Greek island in the south of Crete.
By RITSA PANAGIOTOU*
Living and studying in Greece during these most difficult and challenging times seems to have brought out the best in many of my students. They have shown an interest in seeing and experiencing first hand the social repercussions of the ongoing crises…
By Maddi Brenner
Would you look at that. I’ve officially survived two months in Europe, which definitely deserves a fist pump to the sky because holy crap, this is my first time alone abroad for this long of a time. Props to me. Actually no, props to every single student at CYA. We are currently in midterms week and we are getting through it- happily, successfully and chaotically. So here we are. Me writing this piece because I need a little break from all the studying and writing. Side note: yes, we do get work here.
CYA is a not-for-profit educational institution that has been offering semester, academic year, and summer study abroad programs in Greece for over 5 decades. We offer students an academically outstanding program of studies combined with the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, monuments, and landscape of Greece and the Mediterranean.