Study-travel is an integral part of the CYA program, it gives you a chance to visit a wide range of interesting sites some of the most impressive and beautiful in the world. Study-travel is broken up into: Field trips and Optional trips. Itineraries vary between the fall and spring semesters and according to the academic focus of each group of students. Trips are led by faculty and experts who have extensive knowledge of the relevant sites and locales.
CYA's academic calendar is organized so that you have plenty of opportunities to travel on your own. You can take advantage of your free time to travel either within or outside of Greece. You will have:
3 days free every weekend (Typically classes are taught Monday through Thursday)
One week off (Semester break)
Other days off (on Greek National Holidays)
There are a variety of amazing destinations to choose from as travelling within or outside Greece is convenient. To experience the popular traditional travel destinations in Europe, you might choose to visit a historic capital of one of the Balkan countries, or you could opt to travel to Israel or Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean.
If you elect to stay within Greece, there are a countless number of islands waiting or you might go to some of the lesser known regions of mainland Greece. Many students find that is a chance to get to know the "real" Greece and Greeks and for some it is a chance to seek out and connect with distant relatives and their heritage.
...(it's) 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...Joshua Kam