CYA News

October 2018

CYA 3rd Annual Student Conference – Call for Papers

College Year in Athens is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Student Conference: “The Iconography of Power: Art, Politics, Propaganda & Religion in the Mediterranean across Time.”

The conference will take place in Athens on May 2 and 3, 2019.  CYA students are invited to submit abstracts for papers exploring the various aspects of iconography.

The National Herald Article: "CYA is a Life Transforming Experience"

College Year in Athens is featured in The National Herald’s special edition about “Study Abroad in Greece.” The edition presents parents and students of all ages the finest programs and institutions that make study in Greece a life enriching and potentially transforming experience.

CYA President Alexis Phylactopoulos explains how the school helps its students achieve their study abroad goals, from enhancing their academic experience to exploring the Greek culture and growing as individuals.

Read the full article here.

Public Lecture: "Climate Change and a Solution with Dividends"

Henry Jakubowski, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Director of the Fall 2018 CSBSJU program at CYA, will give a presentation on "Climate Change and a Solution with Dividends". The lecture will take place on Monday 8 October, at 2:00 p.m. at Daphne and Hatsopoulos Hall.
Scientists believe that climate change and its consequences are the most critical issues facing humankind.

Yet the scientific consensus that present climate change is caused by humans has not been accepted by many people in the present populist and politicized era.
This presentation will focus on the science and consequences of climate change, the barriers to addressing it, and an emerging bipartisan approach that gives hope that humanity can indeed face this challenge.

September 2018

“Cultivating Respect for Homework”: an article by CYA Academic Director, Theoni Scourta, featured on Business Partners magazine

In the latest issue of Business Partners, the bimonthly magazine of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, thought leaders in education weigh into the homework debate.

Theoni Scourta, Vice President for Academic Affairs at College Year in Athens (CYA), discusses the undebatable and indisputable importance of homework in higher education, in her article “Cultivating Respect for Homework”.

She explains that the debate should be on how to better teach students instead, focusing on the type of assignments given to them. “A combination of assignments that promote autonomy and group work is best, and this exact combination is actually at the core of our institution’s learning philosophy”.

Read the full article here.

August 2018

CYA/DIKEMES FALL 2018 Workshop: Ancient Economies: Network

The workshop taught by Dr.

Angelos Papadopoulos explores the various political and social units of the central and eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Rome, Egypt, Cyprus and the Syro-Palestinian coast) through periods of fundamental social transformation from the Bronze Age to the foundation of Constantinople.

Follow this link for more information.

CYA/DIKEMES FALL 2018 Workshop: Art and Public Space, Urban Naratives

A workshop by Dr. Evgenia Tousi, Architect-Urban and Regional Planner

This workshop explores different aspects of Athens' physiognomy through walks within the city, describing the character of public art.

From street art and graffiti, to sculpture and historical monuments, participants are going to discover the multifaceted urban fabric of the city.
The aim of the seminar is to reveal teh connection between art and public space, underlining the interrelations among social, cultural, historical, economic and political factors.

Follow this link for more information

July 2018

CYA Media Lab Student Internship - Call for Applications

CYA is looking for three motivated, resourceful and social media active students to serve as Media Lab Interns. The interns will work directly with the Social Media Coordinator and staff under the guidance of Communications Professor Dr. Demetris Kamaras, to strategize, craft and execute content for CYA's social media.

The role offers an immersion into visual media and communications within a prestigious academic environment.

Successful applicants will strengthen their portfolio and resume, while having fun reporting on their studyabroad experience with CYA!

View here the complete call for applications.

June 2018

CYA/DIKEMES Public Lecture: "The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness"

We are pleased to invite you to a night dedicated to philosophy and cinema.
Robert Pippin, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, and guest professor at College Year in Athens, will give a lecture on The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness.
The conversation will be coordinated by Evgenia Mylonaki, professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.


A reception will follow

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30pm
CYA/DIKEMES 5 Plateia Stadiou

Join the facebook event here

“Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment” - CYA at the NAFSA 2018 Conference & Expo

 In the beginning of June the CYA team participated in the NAFSA annual conference on international education, showcasing the school’s commitment to embracing diverse voices, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for the success of all of its students and professors.

NAFSA is one of the largest and most dynamic international education events in the world.

Its 2018 conference was the largest ever, bringing together nearly 10,000 professionals from over 110 countries.

This annual conference is an excellent opportunity for CYA members from Greece and the US to network with their global colleagues, share knowledge and draw inspiration from their experience and outlooks.

Our team was very pleased to welcome to the CYA booth alumni, friends, existing and potential partners who expressed their eagerness to hear all about the latest developments at CYA and discover more about its mission and philosophy.

CYA alumna Shannon Fleming, currently working with AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.), said:"It was wonderful to reunite with CYA! Studying in Greece was truly an incredible experience I will carry with me always!"