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College Year in Athens (CYA)
Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/22/2018 05/18/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Will Bonfiglio
Scholarship Opportunities:
CYA Scholarships
Program Description:

College Year in Athens
Photo Courtesy: CYA
  The College Year in Athens program provides university-level courses focused on Greece and the Mediterranean region. At the same time, it specializes in creating a caring learning environment that imparts knowledge by first-hand experience, immediate observation, perception, and enjoyment. CYA offers courses in a variety of disciplines, designed to help you achieve your academic goals. You will be able to devise a program of studies that helps you gain both a deeper understanding of this part of the world through the ages, and a new perspective on the global environment.
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA Minimum. There is no language requirement. Applicant must have appropriate background of prior coursework or courses in progress for subject(s) to be studied in Greece.

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Academic Year early September - mid May February 1
Fall early September - late December February 1
Spring mid January - mid May May 1

  Approved Departments: The academic focus of the program is on ancient Greek civilization and Mediterranean studies. This program is appropriate for students majoring in:

Anthropology & Archaeology
Art History
Interdisciplinary Project in Humanities
International & Area Studies

Coursework and Credits:
WU students are required to take 5 courses for a total of 15-16 credits. Modern Greek language is strongly encouraged.
Students may choose to take courses related to Ancient Greek Civilization or East Mediterranean Area Studies. Courses are designed to accommodate varying levels of experience with these topics. Courses are taught at the CYA center.   The faculty is comprised of distinguished U.S. and European scholars. 

Please visit the CYA website for more information about course options
  Athens, Greece
Few cities hold so much historical importance as Athens. Home to about 3.5 million people, Athens remains the cultural and political center of Greece. Sites such as the Parthenon, the old University of Athens, the Acropolis, and Plato’s Academy are just a few students can take advantage during their time here. Large and cosmopolitan, the city offers students the opportunity to take advantage of the millennia of western tradition which makes Athens unique.

  Housing: Students live together in apartment-style housing in a residential area just blocks from the CYA academic center.  The apartments are furnished.  One main meal is provided Monday-Friday at the academic center. The apartment area has restaurants and stores within easy distance.  There are also limited homestay opportunities available.

Please click here for more information about housing options

Student Life: The program organizes many student activities throughout the semester, such as field trips, cooking classes and special lectures. Students can perform in a play, run the marathon, or even go scuba diving. Student-initiated activities are also available, such as community service and travel.

On-Site Support: The program has service staff available to support the students with any problems, such as roommate issues or illness. There are also a financial aid officer, a study travel coordinator, academic planning, housing and food coordinator and other staff available on-site. The College Year in Athens Academic Center is located in the heart of Athens, next to the Athens Marble Stadium opposite the National Gardens.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program.  WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees.  Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.

Scholarships: CYA Scholarships
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.

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