Like every year, CYA participated in the Annual NAFSA 2019 Conference & Expo which took place at the end of May, in Washington, D.C.
CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos and CYA administrators from Athens and the North American office had the opportunity to meet with study-abroad partners and colleagues, while also exploring new potential collaborations.
We are excited to announce that Peyton Anderson from USC is the Spring CYA Ambassador Flight Award Winner! Peyton went above and beyond her volunteer role, sharing her CYA experience and promoting the program on her home campus.
During this semester, CYA student Asa Berolzheimer volunteers as an English tutor for Falaq, one of the teenage boys living at the shelter for unaccompanied minors run by The Home Project.
Don’t you stop me. I am dreaming.
We lived centuries of injustice bent over.
Centuries of loneliness.
Now don’t. Don’t you stop me.
Now and here, for ever and everywhere.
I am dreaming freedom.
These lines were uncovered from a lost poem of Katerina Gogou written after the Greek military junta (1967-1974). The verse, like much of Gogou’s poetry, reveals her commitment to free will and the imagining of a post-dictatorial Greece.
Hi everyone! My name is Jayla Stevenson and I am a Senior at Wellesley College studying Philosophy and Africana Studies. In the Fall of 2017 I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Athens, Greece with College Year in Athens. The following summer I returned to Greece for a summer course with CYA entitled “Philosophy and Film.” I currently represent the program as an ambassador working with my study abroad office to prepare and encourage students to study abroad. These opportunities have afforded me life-long friendships and connections.
CYA recently sponsored my attendance at the Diversity Abroad Conference in Boston, MA where I was further motivated to think about my study abroad experience and career trajectory. The event was part of the 5th annual Global Leadership Summit (GSLS): the premiere conference for students from diverse backgrounds who have participated in study abroad programs. This conference, intended to develop skills as it relates to being a global citizen and preparing students to delve deeper into identity formation abroad, exceeded my expectations. It took place over a short weekend and during that time I was introduced to potential life-long partnerships and students who are committed to bettering our world through activism.
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