We are pleased to invite you to the lecture ‘Ancient Greece and the Perils of the Twenty-first Century: the Importance of Limit’ by Richard Seaford, Professor Emeritus of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter. Response by Spyridon Rangos, Professor of Ancient Literature, Department of Philology, University of Patras. This public lecture will take place on Tuesday 24 September at 7.30 p.m. (Daphne & Hatsopoulos Hall, 5 Plateia Stadiou, Kallimarmaro). A reception will follow.
Over the next couple of months, CYA will be on the road visiting more than 85 Colleges and Study Abroad Fairs across the U.S. to spread the word about the transformative experience of studying abroad in Greece!
During this fair season, the CYA team has many valuable allies; our passionate alumni who share their personal stories and help us engage with partners and recruit future students.
We are also very happy to welcome three new members to the CYA team, who will be on the road over the next two months proudly representing our school: Rachael Bittick (Fall ’17), Cara Johnson (Fall ’17), and Emily Parker (Fall ’17):
CYA professor Ritsa Panagiotou, who teaches ECON 326, Crisis and Change in Greece and Europe, and PSCI 363, The European Union: Challenges and Strategic Choices, provides her students exciting opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
CYA alumni from 1988-89 and their guests participated in a mini-reunion in late July. Participants were part of an effort to expand our Alumni Relations at CYA and to provide future opportunities for alumni to return to visit. With the help of Joe Garnjobst, Class Agent for the class of ’89, CYA piloted a program of bringing together alumni for a class reunion in Athens by opening this to a small group of alumni, a “test group,” with the hope that this event would spur other alumni to plan class reunion events in Athens as well. Participants were: Jim Rubenstein, Dave Morehouse, Su-Lin Jones, and Joe Garnjobst, all of whom had attended CYA for the full year.
It is hard to believe that I attended CYA for a semester abroad over 16 years ago. All of these years later, I still consider CYA one of my most cherished experiences as a college student and young adult—I made lifelong friendships, rediscovered my ancestral home, and gained a word-class education—in fact, a CYA classmate even attended my wedding last year!
‘The Present Past: Re-imagining Greece through Heritage’ is a CYA summer course that focuses on a journey – literally and metaphorically – into aspects of Greek heritage.
Last Tuesday, class visited Sparoza, an experimental garden at the outskirts of Athens.
But what is a Heritage course doing at a garden? CYA professor Athena Hadji explains: “We tend to associate heritage with the cultural. However, already in 1972, UNESCO decrees that the cultural and the natural are to be seen in association with each other in any matter pertaining to heritage. This is in fact the second garden we are visiting with ‘The Present Past’ class!”*
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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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