CYA student Kate Foster has been making the most of her time in Greece.
A self-proclaimed mythology fan, Kate was attracted to Greece’s rich history long before she arrived here. For her, living in Athens has provided her the chance to explore various aspects of the country’s history. She has had the chance to visit famous ancient sites from the Acropolis to the temple at Delphi to the palace of Knossos. Just two weeks ago, Kate even ran the 5k race of the Athens Authentic Marathon. But these experiences are only one part of her study abroad experience.
When many people think of Greece, they think of the Greek islands. The stunning blue and white color scheme, the unique architecture, the gorgeous sunsets. While Santorini and Mykonos may be the Instagram-famous islands, the Aegean Sea and its Ionian neighbors have so much more to offer. From beaches that look too picturesque to be real to towns that don’t even allow cars, each of the islands has something unique to offer. Though island season is coming to a close as the weather begins to cool down. CYA students have had the chance to explore some of these incredible islands. Here’s a guide to some of the Greek islands, as seen by CYA students:
On the weekend of October 27th, some CYA provided the opportunity for students to join an adventure that many have dreamed of but few have had the chance to actually do – hike up Mount Olympus. After 3 hours of hiking, an overnight stay in a shelter halfway up the mountain, and another 3 hours of hiking the next morning, these students experienced the famed home of the ancient Greek gods firsthand.
One month ago, CYA students packed their bags and headed to the airport to come to Greece. While they all (hopefully) packed the essentials when they left home, what else did they save room for in their luggage? Jewelry, sporting equipment, instruments? Thousands of miles from their normal schools, what did students feel would help them feel at home in a new country? Read these excerpts about some of the unique items brought to Greece by students to catch a glimpse of some of the personalities here at CYA this semester.
The MediaLab is excited to welcome two new media interns for the Fall ’19 semester: Claire Jeantheau and Abby Wolfe! Beginning this week, they will be sharing their own study abroad experiences and highlighting the experiences of other students through the CYA blog and social media. Here is an introduction to the duo:
CYA is a non-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.
Our devoted staff, faculty, and beloved alumni contribute to making CYA a truly life-changing educational experience.
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