Soak up summer in Greece

Students interested in short-term, intensive study abroad are invited to take advantage of our summer program, which offers unique, experience-based opportunities for learning.

Summer is an exceptional time to study in Greece with a choice of unique CYA courses tailored to combine academics with authentic experiences, taking advantage of the sun, the sea and the vibrant summer culture from Athens to the surrounding islands. Explore our country's rich history, get involved in archaeological excavations and delve into the anthropology of food in Greece, and so much more, this summer at CYA.

We offer summer courses over two consecutive 4-week sessions that run between the end of May and the end of July. They are arranged so that motivated students may earn credit in complementary courses. Students take one course per session. Each 4 week course/session consists of 60 contact hours.

NOTE: CYA summer course schedule is intensive, with morning and afternoon sessions.  Most courses require that students walk outdoors for several hours, especially during field study. This may include some uphill walking at a steep incline. There may be dirt or cobblestone paths and/or uneven terrain throughout these walks in major cities or within traditional settlements and at archaeological sites. Students should expect to be outdoors and in the sun for several hours every day and should take into account the summer weather conditions in Greece, when midday temperatures could be in the 80’s or even 90’s.

Wondering what it's like to live and study in Greece in the summer? 

Watch this captivating video by CYAer Luke Albert (summer '18)! 

 Philosophy Summer Seminar

CYA is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the third Athens Philosophy Seminar (APS), which will be held in Athens, Greece from May 25 to June 20, 2020. 

The Athens Philosophy Seminars are designed for outstanding undergraduate students in the humanities who plan to pursue a graduate degree. Philosophy majors are especially encouraged to apply. 

The seminars aim to introduce students to graduate level work and expose them to the current state of research and discussion. Each APS focuses on one philosophical topic which relates to key issues in other fields in the humanities. The seminar culminates in a week-long engagement with a distinguished philosopher, who presents their latest work on the topic. Students who do not have the opportunity to take high-level courses at their own institutions are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Course instructor | Evgenia Mylonaki
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Athens

Guest Lecturer | Jonathan Lear
John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

For more information, direct all enquiries to:
Theoni Scourta | V.P. for Academic Affairs 
Evgenia Mylonaki | Course Instructor;