Student Ambassador Award Spring 2020

We are excited to announce that Erin Hahn from Trinity University is the Spring CYA Ambassador Flight Award Winner! Erin went above and beyond in her role as an ambassador, and exceeded all expectations! She was always one of the first to step up whenever we needed volunteers or support material.

We would also like to congratulate the two runner-ups Jill Robins (Emory University) and Jessica Kleinfelder (UNC Chappel Hill) as well as all of our student ambassadors for putting in time and effort in representing CYA!

Here’s what Erin told us about her experience studying in Athens with CYA:

 “ Living in an ancient yet modern city and being immersed in the culture of city life in Athens was an eye-opening experience. It changed my perspective on what I thought a city should be like, and solidified my desire to pursue a career in city planning. Studying and living abroad for a semester or summer is rewarding on a level that is incomparable to temporarily visiting a new country. It is immersive; it throws you into a new culture in an authentic and intimate way. It pushes you out of your comfort zone, allowing for personal growth and advancement on a level I had never before experienced. It ‘makes the familiar strange’, and allows you to see the society you grew up in in a new light”  

Erin and her friends at the Temple of Zeus, just a few minutes’ walk from CYA.

Erin and her fellow CYAers had to leave Greece earlier because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, but the memories she created while in Greece will stay with her forever! Here is a video she made full of moments from her Study-Abroad experience:

 

Interested in becoming a CYA Student Ambassador? Find out how here!

Written by Sofia Stavropoulou
CYA Social Media Coordinator