Academic Field Trips

Academic field trips are an integral part of your CYA curriculum. You will be visiting major sites relevant to ancient, medieval or modern Greek history. Each semester there are 3 field trips (a total of 12 days).

Fall Semester

  • The Peloponnese
  • Delphi
  • Crete 

Spring Semester

  • The Peloponnese
  • Delphi
  • Northern Greece/Thessaloniki

Itineraries vary between the fall and spring semesters and according to the academic focus of each group of students within the student body. Trips are conducted by faculty from a variety of disciplines and other experts who have extensive knowledge of the relevant sites and regions.

Before and After each trip

Each field trip has a pre-departure lecture which covers the historical background and the current importance of the regions and sites to be visited. In addition, a full description of each trip with learning objectives and a bibliography will be available to help you prepare for a more meaningful experience. Upon return, wrap-up sessions are conducted to help you consolidate what you have learned.


Particpation in academic field trips is required as they complement the course work. Also, the trips will give you a chance to experience first-hand historically and culturally important sites and regions of Greece and bring into closer contact with its people and landscape.