CYA News

September 2017

CYA Seminar Series: Legal Terminology in its Greco-Roman Context

CYA is offering a unique opportunity for law and pre-law students to complement their existing skills and expand their knowledge while preparing for their challenging future careers. Find out more here!

National Herald: Study Abroad in Greece Special Issue

Click here to read an interview with CYA president Alexis Phylactopoulos featured in the Study Abroad in Greece edition of the National Herald.

August 2017

Welcome to Fall & Catch CYA on the Road!

Fall has truly got off to a flying start! It is traditionally a very busy time for CYA, and this year is no different as we welcomed our new group of fall semester students about to embark on their once in a lifetime study abroad experience in Greece. Meanwhile our Staff, Campus Representatives and Alumni Ambassadors back in the U.S are busy on the road.

They're heading out to visit more than 85 Colleges and Study Abroad Fairs across the U.S spreading the word about the powerful advantages of studying abroad in Greece! Follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date on where you can find us next, we look forward to seeing you there.

July 2017

Annual CYA Board of Trustees Summer Visit

Our annual summer Board of Trustees luncheon was held this month in Athens. During this luncheon, faculty, staff, and our board of trustees all come together to talk about the past year at CYA, what's coming up in the New Year, and about the daily happenings in Greece. Read more about their visit here.

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!

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.