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|Program Dates & Deadlines:||Click here to view|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Study Abroad OIP||Type of Program:||Study Abroad (semester)|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Prerequisite:||NO|
|Program Features:||Academic Study||Degree Level:||2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students, 4th year u/g students|
|Time Away:||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester||Housing options:||Apartment|
|Program Group:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Adviser:||Jordan Zilla|
- Princeton application deadline: October 16, 2020
- CYA application deadline: October 31, 2020
CYA offers courses in English with a focus on Greece and the Mediterranean in the historic and bustling city of Athens. CYA places an emphasis on learning beyond the classroom, and many courses hold classes on-site, allowing students the opportunity to experience what they are studying first-hand and have access to authentic materials and artifacts.
Students are required to enroll in a minimum of four courses while in Greece, to be the equivalent of four Princeton credits. Courses are taught at the CYA study center alongside other North American students, and CYA offers a wide-range of courses in areas such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, History, Philosophy, and more. Please visit the CYA website for more information about courses.
For Princeton approval, applicants must have a B average for the fall and spring semesters of the academic year preceding the year or semester abroad.
Grading and Credits:For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.
Spring semester: late January to late May
Fall semester: early September to late December
For up-to-date program calendars, please visit the CYA website.
Students are housed in apartments, selected and vetted by CYA, with four or five other students in the Pangrati area of Athens. These are residential apartment buildings, which are about a two to ten minute walk from the academic center. Through these accommodations, students have the opportunity to interact with Greek neighbors and live like every day residents of Athens.
Apartments include a common area, kitchen, bathroom, and balcony, and a pillow, two blankets, and a bedspread will be provided for each student (towels are not provided). The bedrooms (double and single) include heating and cooling units and a desk with a locking drawer. Wi-Fi access, heat, electricity, and water are included, although students should be aware that utilities are used more conservatively in Greece compared to the United States. Laundry facilities are available at the academic center.
There are additional dining facilities in the CYA Academic Center, and students are provided with one mid-day meal on weekdays except on overnight trips and holidays. All other meals will be the responsibility of the student.
Students should be aware that Greek law mandates “quiet hours” from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. Students are expected to respect these quiet hours and other Greek social customs, including greeting neighbors in hallways and elevators.
Money MattersStudents who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. Students who do not receive financial aid will pay all program fees directly to the provider. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.
For estimated program costs, please click on the budget sheet at the top of this brochure.
Passport and Visa
Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program. For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website. CYA will assist students with obtaining the Greek study visas.
Application ProcessStudents interested in applying should complete the following steps:
- Click "apply now" here on the GPS brochure to begin an application. Complete all of the study abroad application items listed in GPS by the GPS deadline and submit to the Office of International Programs.
- Complete the CYA online application according to CYA's deadline. Please note that CYA's admission process is rolling, which means you should submit your application as soon as possible in order to be considered for the program.
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