"CYA helped me to find my passion, to make connections, and to bring Ancient Greek History to life. This semester truly changed my life. I met so many incredible, inspirational people who encouraged and pushed me along the way. I know that I will never be the same."
Maddi Brenner FA16 (DePaul U)
"I studied abroad in Greece for many of the same reasons thousands of tourist pour into the country every year: I was seduced by the culture, the history, and the stunning scenery. I did however have one unique goal that set me apart from the tourists, and that was to see Greece for what it really is, the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful."
Katherine Hauge, SP14 (Hope C)
"I learned the importance of doing what you love and embracing your individuality. I learned the importance of trying new things whether its food, a religious service, or whatever. Its new experiences that push your beyond your comfort zone and improve your ability to be open minded and accepting."
Carlyle Vincent, FA14 (Brandeis U)
"I learned a lot about me and doing things on my own. I got a great grasp on how a different society lives their life and could see how the media skews their stories sometimes. I think this is the most worth while experience anyone could have and would encourage anyone to [study abroad]."
Jane Berry, SP15 (Brandeis U)
“I cannot help but look back on the fond memories that I have made this past semester with a smile... Throughout these months, I have fallen in love with beautiful Greece. But most importantly, I have grown as an individual. I can truly say that this semester has helped me to begin to know myself. Being in such a different environment has a way of emphasizing one’s own strengths and weaknesses.”