Semester/Year Application

College Year in Athens welcomes applications from academically strong students who wish to immerse themselves in the study of Greece and/or the world of the eastern Mediterranean. Successful candidates are those who show themselves to be academically motivated, inquisitive, self-reliant, self-disciplined, flexible, and open to experiencing daily life in a European capital city.

The Program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, or national and ethnic origin. The application form includes no question on any of these matters, and photographs need not be sent before admission has been granted. 

Apply Early

CYA employs a rolling admissions policy. Since applications are considered only as long as space is available, CYA strongly encourages early application. The Admissions Committee in Athens reviews applications, and applicants are notified by email of its decision. 

Download form: 

Open the form in Acrobat and fill out online. You should then save, print and sign it before sending in.

Along with the form the complete application consists of:

  •     Biographical Data
  •     Personal Statement
  •     Official Transcript(s)
  •     Statement of Study Abroad Approval/Credit Transfer
  •     Tentative Academic Plan
  •     Two Letters of Academic Reference

Students at member institutions of the Associated Colleges of the South  should apply through Southwestern University . In all cases, students must be alert to the special academic requirements of their home institutions

It is recommended that all materials be sent together in one envelope to the Cambridge office; in any event, only complete applications are forwarded to the Admissions Committee in Athens.

All applicants should have a passport, valid for three months after their intended return, or have made an application for one.


Upon receipt of a complete application, the Admissions Committee in Athens reviews the applicant's materials, and anounces an admissions decision via e-mail within two weeks. Applications and supporting documents should be sent to the attention of Admissions Committee, to:

COLLEGE YEAR IN ATHENS / P.O. Box 390890  Cambridge, MA 02139

By courier:
COLLEGE YEAR IN ATHENS / 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 21E, Cambridge, MA 02141
(Tel: 617 868-8200)