CYA News

April 2017

Job Opportunities at CYA - Campus Relations Representatives

We are seeking enthusiastic and outgoing applicants for our Campus Relations Representative positions to work for several weeks this fall 2017, representing CYA at colleges and universities across America.

Duties include, but are not limited to: setting up and staffing an info table at study abroad fairs, doing classroom presentations and hosting information sessions, meeting with professors and study abroad administrators to discuss and promote the CYA program, as well as researching and doing prep work, and preparing and submitting detailed reports from each visit.

These paid positions include budget travel throughout the country by plane/train/car. Each Campus Relations Representative will be given an outline of campus visits, and will be responsible for making most travel arrangements and finalizing details. Travel would be from end of August to early or mid - October. Travel may be required on holidays (Labor Day, Columbus Day).

Ideal candidates are CYA alumni who are interested in spreading the word about CYA. You should have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to use a variety of technologies as well as an enthusiasm and willingness to travel. You should be outgoing, an advocate of study abroad in general, organized, responsible, and able to work with little supervision. You must have a laptop computer, preferably a PC, for use for the entire duration of the job. A Bachelor’s Degree and a valid U.S. driver’s license are required. Professional appearance and manner are expected. The successful candidates will have to provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) no later than July 1, 2017.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to Alexia Lingaas at by May 20. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Interviewing and selection will take place in late May and beginning of June.

There will be three paid work days in August (two days of training with the staff in Cambridge, MA - either by Skype or in our office- will take place in late July or August and subsequently, you will need to spend approximately 8 hours doing travel booking and prep work). Travel (and coordinating weekly pay) start end of August or beginning of September 2017.

For more information, contact Alexia Lingaas at

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
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.

February 2017

CYA Public Lecture 14 February 2017

CYA will be hosting the first of it's series of public lectures for 2017: “Bronze Age and Archaic Boeotia: New Research at Ancient Eleon”  by Brendan Burke Associate Professor and Department Chair of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria and CYA Alumnus 1989.

The lecture will highlight work of the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project (EBAP) focused on ancient Eleon, a little known site in eastern Boeotia approximately 12 km from Thebes. Work since 2007 has involved a regional survey and systematic excavations, part of which is run as an archaeological field school. The site has evidence from the early Mycenaean period in the form of elaborate burials, settlement levels from the Palatial and Post-Palatial phases of the late Mycenaean age, and monumental architecture and indicators of cult activity from the Late Archaic and early Classical period.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
7pm DIKEMES Auditorium

5 Plateia Stadiou
A reception will follow.

January 2017

CYA Faculty News - European Journal of Philosophy

Dr. Evgenia Mylonaki CYA Professor of Philosophy, has had a paper recently published in the esteemed European Journal of Philosophy.

The paper titled: Action as the Conclusion of Practical Reasoning; The Critique of a Rödlian Account  takes up the question of whether and in what sense action might be the conclusion of practical reasoning and argues against the answer provided by Sebastian Rödl’s account of practical reasoning.

The online publication is currently on the Journal’s home page. Go to The European Journal of Philosophy.

Philosophy Summer Seminars in Athens!

We are excited to announce a new series of Philosophy Summer Seminars in Athens (PSSA). The first seminar (June 5th – July 1st, 2017) will be on the topic of Philosophy of Action and Knowledge. We are honored to welcome distinguished guest John Hyman from the University of Oxford.

The seminars are intended for outstanding undergraduate students who are considering a graduate career in philosophy.

The aim is to introduce students to graduate level work and expose them to the latest research in the field. Each PSSA focuses on one philosophical topic and culminates into a week long engagement with a distinguished philosopher in the field, who will be presenting their latest research on the topic.

The seminars will take place at the CYA Academic Center located amidst a hub of archaeological sites such as the ancient river Ilissos, the Panathinaic Stadium and right across from the Acropolis hill.

We encourage upper-level philosophy students to apply now! Additional information can be found here.

CYA Media Lab Student Internship Spring Semester 2017

December 2016

Job Opportunity

Administrative Support Coordinator

College Year in Athens (CYA) is looking for a part-time Administrative Support Coordinator to join our U.S.-based team in Cambridge, MA. CYA is a non-profit provider of study abroad programs in Greece.


The Admin Support Coordinator plays an essential role in our office, providing general support for our recruitment, university relations, finance, and student advising teams.

We are a small office, so s/he will work closely with upper-level administrators and gain valuably diverse experience. 


CYA seeks enthusiastic employees with a can-do attitude and great organizational skills. Our ideal candidate is efficient, detail-oriented, and has previous office and/or customer service experience. Interest or experience in higher education or study abroad is a plus. 


Primary Tasks:


• Act as first point of contact for the office via phone and email

• Assist with mailing promotional materials, transcripts, visa-related documents, etc.

• Assist with research projects

• Create International Student Identity Cards

• Database work (data entry, creating mailing lists and labels, etc.)




The position is 20 hours per week. The target (but flexible) start date is the beginning of January 2017. 


What we require:


● Bachelor’s or associate degree

● Efficient and detail-oriented

● Strong communication and customer relations skills

● Proficient in Microsoft Office

● Previous office experience and exposure to a database system

● Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

● Creative and flexible

● Positive attitude!


To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter, and contact information for two references to Katie Sievers at as soon as possible. Interviews will start on December 15th, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Please note you must have the right to work in the United States to be eligible for this position.



Call for Papers: CYA Student Conference

College Year in Athens is pleased to announce its first Student Conference “Greece and Beyond: Notions of Identity in the Greek World" 

From Herodotus’ common blood kinship to Isocrates’ paideia, the Greek people attempted to define themselves both with respect to their past and the “barbarians” surrounding them.

Moreover, the presence of people who had a lasting impact on the Greek populations of the East, such as the Romans, the Ottoman Turks or even the western travellers, emphasized the need to construct a Greek identity. In this chronological and geographical context, a series of questions is raised. First, who are the people called e.g. graeculi, graikoi by others and Hellenes by themselves? Second, what are the “components” of Greekness? What does it mean to be a Greek, and why people need to identify themselves as Greeks? How do ancient views of Greekness conform with or differ from modern views? How do contemporary challenges (ranging from population movements to supra-national structures) shape and reshape national identities and offer diverse answers to the question 'who’s a Greek'?


Students of the undergraduate level from all departments and programs in Humanities and Social Sciences are welcome to submit abstracts for papers including, but not limited to, the following themes:

the role of myth in the construction of Greekness in ancient literature

identity in the service of political propaganda

language as a criterion of self-definition

the power of images: representations of identity in the visual arts

the Greeks and their land as others view them

Students wishing to present a paper must submit an abstract of approximately 300 words (double-spaced Times New Roman) to Prof. Demetrios Kritsotakis ( by February 20, 2017. Please, state your name and affiliation on a separate page. Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length at the most. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 1, 2017. More information will be available on the conference page coming soon.