net/person/kiki-lewis/">Kiki Lewis (CYA Spring '17) at Pacific Lutheran University!
Kiki truly went above and beyond in her Ambassador activities this semester, reaching out to her school's study abroad office to represent CYA at study abroad fairs, creating a "Greece Through A Student's Eyes" video for our social media, she also met with various faculty, staff, prospective and accepted students to talk about CYA, and more.
We are also pleased to announce that Noa Gelb (Spring '17, U Michigan) and Reeta Bandyopadhyay (Summer '17, Rhodes College) were runners-up and also very active Ambassadors, representing us at study abroad fairs, writing articles about CYA for publications, and doing presentations at informational sessions about study abroad in Greece.
We want to extend our deepest gratitude to ALL our Ambassadors for the energy and hard work each has shown in bringing their CYA story back to their home campus. The team has created media, made presentations written reviews, talked to so many different people, and sent us some great photos of their activities. We can't wait to see more in the spring - when we will be giving away another semester travel voucher award!
Find out more about the CYA Student Ambassador Program here.
During the course of the campaign, the so-called grave of the “Griffin Warrior” was discovered a few hundred meters from the Palace. This presentation will describe the excavation of this
remarkable grave and discuss finds found in it. This unique, undisturbed burial affords an unparalleled opportunity to examine aspects of Early Mycenaean funerary ritual, gender association with
grave goods, and burial structure that cannot be obtained through more standard multi-individual burial contexts. The talk is intended for a general audience.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 6 December at 7.00 p.m. at the CYA / DIKEMES Auditorium (5 Plateia Stadiou, Kallimarmaro, 2nd fl.)
Pitt will be presenting his paper: New Inscribed Clamps and Dowels from the Athenian Propylaia as part of the academic program on Epigraphy and Inscribed Objects during session 2H on Friday,
January 5, 10:45 am – 12:45 p.m.
Alexis Phylactopoulos, President, and Theoni Scourta, Vice President for Academic Affairs, member of the AIA, will be attending the meeting. College Year in Athens, CYA, AIA/SCSCYA is also hosting a reception to celebrate its 55th year anniversary in connection with the AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting in Boston.
The event will take place on Friday, January 5, 2018. We hope that CYA Trustees, present, former and emeriti, CYA Advisors, local area alumni and friends, our faculty and institutional partners will join us! RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 27.
Click here for the invitation.
For more information about the Annual Meeting visit the AIA website.
More than 200 delegates attended the conference including Vice President for Academic Affairs Theoni Scourta and professor of the CYA Summer Course MS321 Excavating in the Aegean: The Case of Despotiko (Paros, Antiparos), Alexandra Alexandridou who also presented her paper "Pottery & Clay Figurines of Early Iron Age from Despotiko of Antiparos".
The paper discussed the recent discoveries of Geometric ceramic material and clay figurines at the sanctuary, now recognized as one of the most important Archaic cultic centers of the Cyclades. Professor Alexadridou's CYA summer course gives students the unique opportunity to actively participate in the excavation of this site at Despotiko - read about this year's excavation experience here.
A reception will follow.
Prof.Pollalis approaches the development of the former Elliniko airport focusing on the short term and long term benefits and potential harm to the taxpayers and the citizens of Athens.
The speaker will examine what the objectives of this project should have been, what they finally were, how they were communicated, and how successfully they have been met.
Read more about the event, and join the facebook event here.
International Education Week (IEW) celebrations are in full swing. Throughout this week CYA’s social media is hosting an open dialogue where top questions about study abroad are being answered by our students in Greece now.More...
Marina Perez de Arcos - Spanish Studies Co ordinator at Oxford University.
Alexander Kitroeff, Haverford College.
Barcelona F.C proudly proclaims it is “més que un club” and indeed many European soccer teams have historically reflected identities that go deeper than sports, representing region or city, political or religious affiliation, or class origins. In Spain, Barcelona stands for Catalonia and Real Madrid for a unified country; in Scotland, Celtic F.C. stands for Irish Catholicism, Glasgow Rangers for Protestant Unionism. The origins of Greece’s top soccer clubs also reflect particular identities rooted in the country's history. But with the Greek Crisis dealing a blow to already declining attendance at soccer stadiums, can Greece’s top teams claim they are something more than a sports club?
Tuesday 14 November 2017
A reception will follow
Looted: The Podcast will uncover the hidden stories of ancient artifacts and their journeys in the illicit antiquities trade. Kontes hopes to educate the public on the issue of
ownership of ancient artifacts and to spark conversation about how best to preserve world cultures. To learn more about this fascinating series, visit this link and subscribe to the podcast.