Thinking of studying abroad in Greece? Not exactly sure whether it’s right for you? Our Associate Director of Campus Relations Katie Sievers paints a clear picture of what it’s like to study in Greece and highlights a few of the things CYA offers to make sure you make the most out of your study abroad experience in Greece, no matter what your academic background is or how diverse your interests are.
Your CYA Study Abroad Experience begins before you leave home
CYA constantly strives to make the Study Abroad Experience an enriching and happy one. This begins with taking out much of the guess work involved in preparing to live and study abroad. We provide a wealth of useful pre-departure materials designed to ensure your study abroad passage is a smooth one. The thorough pre-departure and post-arrival orientation schedule also helps prepare you for what to expect and allows you to get ready for a period of adjustment.
By Alyssa Tayrien
Pre-Departure – How to prepare for study abroad in Greece
Here I stand, “on the precipice of a great adventure that will be [my] life.” –John Bonet
One day, I told my parents that I wanted to study abroad in Greece. They replied that the economic downfall and political turmoil made for a potentially unsafe semester, and can’t I choose somewhere else? I agreed to look into other options, and a bit later, came back with a potential research opportunity off the coast of Turkey… So here I am, with a plane ticket to Athens, Greece. It seems a shift in perspective can do wonders, can’t it? And this shift in perspective is just what I hope to gain during my semester abroad at the College Year in Athens (CYA).
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Welcome to CYA
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 are proud to be on the GoAbroad list of Top Study Abroad programs of 2017.
We are among the most elite international program providers, illustrating an exceptional dedication to the field and the ability to provide extraordinary program experiences in Greece.
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