A semester-long program for juniors from all colleges offering university-level courses (taught in English) in three specific academic areas: ancient Greek civilization, Byzantine and modern Greek studies, and European and East Mediterranean studies. The ancient Greek civilization curriculum invites students to amplify their knowledge of ancient Greece and deepen their understanding of Greece’s contribution to the development of Western civilization. The Byzantine and modern Greek curriculum provides an opportunity for students to learn about Greek culture and history from the Byzantine period to the present day. The East Mediterranean Area studies curriculum focuses attention on Greece’s importance in geopolitics. As the country where Europe intersects with Asia and Africa, Greece provides a site to investigate the associated problems and complexities of history, politics, and international affairs. The CYA program complements classroom teaching with study travel to relevant historical areas. Students live together in simply furnished apartments within walking distance from the academic center. Athens, a city of more than 4 million people, is both the wellspring of Western civilization and a modern European country in transition with rich folklore and tradition. This is the part of the world where the civilizations of the Nile and western Asia flourished.
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