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  • Locations: Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: College Year in Athens 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1 semester completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Greek
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels, Student Apartments
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Classics, Communication, Creative Writing, East European Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Health & Exercise Science, History, Humanities, International Studies, Internships, Journalism, Latin, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Politics and International Affairs, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theater, Urban Studies, Womens & Gender Studies
Program Description:
CYA Fast Facts:

Location:  Athens, the capital of Greece

Areas of Study: 
  • Ancient Greek Studies
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • European and East Mediterranean Studies

 Disciplines in the curriculum include:
*For detailed course information, please visit our website 

  • Art and Archaeology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnography
  • History
  • Languages (Ancient Greek, Latin and Modern Greek)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Religion

Study Travel: Students visit sites relevant to ancient, medieval, and modern Greek history during faculty-led trips to the Peloponnese, Central Greece, and either Crete or Northern Greece. When students are not traveling, courses are taught at the CYA academic center in Athens or on-site.

Extracurricular Activities: CYA organizes a number of extracurriular activities for students. Some examples include:
  • Greek dance
  • Greek cooking
  • Debates
  • Film screenings
  • Lectures
  • Community service and volunteering
  • Athletic actvities

Language of Instruction: English

Duration:  One or two semesters

  • Fall semester: September-Decemeber
  • Spring semester: January-May

Students: Approximately 100 per semester. Since 1962, over 7,500 students from more than 370 North American colleges and universities have studied at College Year in Athens!

Faculty: Over 70% of the faculty hold Ph.D.s

Class Size: Language classes average around 10 students, all other classes average 18 students

Housing: Furnished, airconditioned apartments with wireless internet, in the residential neighborhood of Pangrati in Athens. Most apartments are within a 2-10 minute walk of campus and come with a common area, double and/or single rooms, an outdoor balcony, and an equipped kitchen.

Meals: Lunch is provided Monday through Friday (except on field trips, holidays, and during recess).

Fees: Fees are quoted on our website

*The program fees include:
  • Tuition (four or five courses per semester)
  • Housing
  • Lunch Monday through Friday (except during field trips, holidays, and during recess)
  • Study travel (including entrance fees to sites and museums)
  • Supplemental hospitalization insurance
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Airport meet-and-assist services
  • Orientation and acculturation activities
  • Student support services
  • Use of course materials during the semester (except Modern Greek Language books)
  • Free internet access throughout the Academic Center and in student apartments
  • Transcript sent to home institution and to student