FIELD TRIP: Epidaurus Theater in the Peloponnese. (Bryn Bernheimer (Colby College, CYA Fall '10))
FIELD TRIP: At Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese. (Amy Allen (UNC at Chapel Hill, CYA Fall '10))
FIELD TRIP: CYA goes to Delphi, site of the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, both semesters.
FIELD TRIP: A class at the Minoan site of Knossos during the first field trip of fall semester to Crete.
FIELD TRIP: Students stop for a picnic on Acro-Corinth.
FIELD TRIPS: Mystras, situated at the foot of Mt. Taygetos near ancient Sparta, once served as the capital of the Byzantine Empire.
FIELD TRIP: Students and CYA President relax at the end of a hike through the Samaria Gorge on the last day of the trip to Crete.

...surreal standing in places you’ve spent your life reading about. To have your shoes communicating with stones that have known feet before the first letters of the Bible were scratched on parchment...

from Joshua Chun Wah Kam's blog on the field trip to Crete (Fall 2015)


Study-travel engages students in “the pursuit of Greece,” inspiring a process of discovery that can spark a life-long interest. Not surprisingly, most students identify study-travel as their most cherished experience in the CYA program.

Academic field trips are an integral part of the CYA curriculum and bring students into direct contact with the people, landscape, history and civilization of Greece. Each semester all students participate equally in a total of twelve days of study travel visiting major sites relevant to ancient, medieval and modern Greek history. Trips to the Peloponnese, Delphi and either Crete or Northern Greece are carefully planned with a variety of itineraries planned to accommodate the academic focus and interests of different groups within the student body.  The trips are conducted by faculty from a variety of disciplines and other experts who have extensive knowledge of the relevant sites and locales.

Each field trip has a pre-departure lecture to introduce students to the sites, their history and their current importance. In addition, a full description of each trip with learning objectives and a bibliography is available to the students to help them prepare for a more meaningful experience.