Mission & Vision

College Year in Athens (CYA) is a study abroad program that focuses upon the history and civilization of Greece and the East Mediterranean region.

Its mission is to offer each student an academically rigorous program of studies combined with the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, monuments, and landscape of Greece – a rapidly changing country with a uniquely varied past.

CYA is dedicated to fostering an engagement with Greece that encourages personal discovery, growth, and cross-cultural sensitivity.

Its ultimate goal is for participants to return home academically inspired, intellectually stimulated, and with a passionate commitment to the furtherance of international and intercultural understanding.