Imagine leaving your home country for college and spending the following years picking up the customs and cultural practices–maybe even a language–of a new place. Now imagine traveling away from that school to take part in a study abroad program…and learning all over again. How would you feel? How would you adjust?
This fall semester, three CYA students are in this exciting position: attending an American college abroad from home, and then spending part or all of this academic year in Greece. Here, they share what’s stayed the same across their travels, what’s unique about Athens, and the strategies that have helped them through it all.