CYA News

July 2017

Excellence in International Education - CYA joins Diversity Abroad!

 CYA is now a proud member of the Diversity Abroad Global Network.  The network is made up of colleges and universities, government agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations, who are committed to increasing access, diversity, and equity in global education, enhancing the experience of international students.

We support the important work of the Diversity Network to promote best practices and provide resources to better recruit, advise and serve the needs of diverse students, highlighting our commitment to excellence in international education.


Learn more about the Diversity Network here!

Forum Storytellers: A Conversation with Mr. Phylactopoulos

CYA President Mr. Phylactopoulos shares his story of international education with Forum storytellers , an audio series produced by The Forum on Education Abroad to share and preserve stories about life and work in the field of education abroad.

In the candid interview, Mr.

Phylactopoulos talks about his life growing up in an internationally conscious family and how CYA came to be a significant part of his own life, and the lives of many others.

Click here to listen to the podcast in full!

Summary:
Alexis Phylactopoulos’s commitment to cosmopolitan and internationalist ideals and his empathy with the dispossessed derives, at least in part, through knowledge of his parents’ displacement from the Greek Diaspora. After studying in Athens, he earned post-graduate degrees at Princeton and at the University of Cambridge. His early career was as a diplomat in Washington, D.C. (1976–1981) and Mexico City (1981–1984).  In 1987, Alexis took over the leadership of CYA. Popularly known by generations of students as Mr. Phyl, he has devoted his distinguished career to impart “Greece's ancient and contemporary civilization and culture to American University students.

June 2017

Cultural Exchange! Kitab & CYA Host an Evening to Remember

An exciting initiative conceived by our very own inspirational & dedicated Student Affairs Director, Nadia Melinioti, has recently seen CYA/DIKEMES partner up with Kitab. We will be pooling our resources to extend opportunities for CYA students to become involved in this truly amazing cultural exchange; allowing them to engage with refugee teens and become mentors. To mark the beginning of our collaboration CYA and Kitab hosted a meetup dinners.

"Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections” - CYA at NAFSA 17' Conference & Expo in L.A.

CYA was out in full force demonstrating its commitment to global learning and mobility, at the Annual NAFSA 2017 Conference & Expo which took place in L.A. May 29-June 2.

It was a fabulous opportunity for our team to meet and dialogue with peers and leaders to discuss key issues, share and gain valuable insights on all areas of international education, student services, research, and teaching - from a global perspective.

The Annual Conference & Expo of NAFSA: The Association of International Educators is the leading annual international education event. It was attended by 9500 registered attendees who had the opportunity to exhibit their study abroad programs and services and participate in sessions, workshops, poster fair presentations, and of course networking opportunities.

During CYA’s successful week at the NAFSA study abroad conference, we also hosted a wonderful reception for CYA alumni, friends, and partners at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live on May 31st. Read more about the reception here.

Come visit us in Greece! - CYA Group site Visit 2017

Our 2017 group site visit is scheduled for the 11th and 12th of September, 2 days before the 29th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Seville. Visit us and participate in a series of staff and faculty led activities designed to introduce visitors to CYA and Athens. Activities include thematic walks, tours of the Academic center and more! Full details can be found here. 

May 2017

CYA is now a “Bonner Approved” Study Abroad Program!

CYA has become one of the few study abroad programs to be approved by the Bonner Foundation. This means that Bonner students can now study abroad at CYA and complete their volunteer community service in Greece, with the support of CYA’s strong community partnerships. More details here.

April 2017

CYA Alumna Next Editor of ASCSA’s Periodical Hesperia

 After a comprehensive search, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) has chosen Jennifer Sacher (CYA 99′) to be the next editor of Hesperia, the School’s quarterly periodical.

“It is an honor to serve as the next editor of Hesperia and to be entrusted to continue the standard of excellence it achieved under the direction of recent editors Tracey Cullen and Susan Lupack,” Sacher said.

“I am excited to join the talented staff of the School’s Publications Office, and I look forward to working closely with scholars to present their work to the greater academic community.” Read full story here.

CYA Public Lecture 05 April 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the lecture “A Short History of Greece’s Modern Past” by Stathis N. Kalyvas, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science at Yale University. This public lecture will take place on Wednesday 5 April at 7.00 p.m. in the CYA Auditorium.

Since 2009 Greece has been in the midst of a never-ending crisis that has attracted global attention.

How did it come to this? By exploring Greece’s “modern past,” we can get a better understanding of the present as well as appreciate a fascinating and not widely known sense of its historical trajectory into the modern world.

Wednesday 5 April
7.00 p.m. in the CYA Auditorium 5 Plateia Stadiou
Kallimarmaro
A reception will follow

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March 2017

New Course for Spring 2018

 We are pleased to announce a new and fascinating course coming to CYA next spring 18′.

H366: The Greek Jews: History, Identity & Memory, explores the history of the Greek Jews from 1821 to the present, focusing on: their rich cultural and religious traditions; communal life; incorporation into Greek society and the events that shaped their lives – including the Holocaust and its remembrance.

The Greek Jews include primarily two communities, the Romaniotes and the Sephardim. The Romaniotes have been present in the Greek lands for centuries and are considered the oldest Jewish community in Europe. The Sephardic Jews settled in the Greek lands after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. Their large concentration in Salonica – present-day Thessaloniki – made the city known as “Mother of Israel.” Students will study the evolution of this extraordinary blend of Jewish history and culture, its place in Greek society, the devastation endured in the Holocaust, and its survival and memorialization in present-day Greece and Israel.

Visiting scholar Professor Alexander Kitroeff (D.Phil U of Oxford) Associate Professor of History at Haverford University will be taking the course.