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College Year in Athens - Semester Program
Athens, Greece
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Furman applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014 
02/14/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014 
01/31/2014 08/24/2014 12/15/2014
 NOTE: The College Year in Athens program is less than 90 days in duration, so students will not be eligible to receive a student visa. Students must comply with the Schengen Area regulations which permit a stay of 90 days within continental Europe within a 180 day period. This affects Furman students who plan to participate in a continental European May Ex (or independent summer/winter travel in Europe) immediately prior to or after a semester in Greece. For more information about the regulation, please see the State Department website. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4361.html
Spring 2015 01/20/2014 
02/14/2014 01/15/2015 05/01/2015
 NOTE: The College Year in Athens program is less than 90 days in duration, so students will not be eligible to receive a student visa. Students must comply with the Schengen Area regulations which permit a stay of 90 days within continental Europe within a 180 day period. This affects Furman students who plan to participate in a continental European May Ex (or independent summer/winter travel in Europe) immediately prior to or after a semester in Greece. For more information about the regulation, please see the State Department website. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4361.html

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Language of Instruction: English
Faculty Director or Program Advisor: Anne Leen - Classics Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Business Administration, Classics, Earth and Environmental Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Theatre Arts
Type of Course Credit: Transfer credit Credit Hours Per Term: 12 credits, 15 credits, 18 credits
Eligible Class Status: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior Applicable Financial Aid: Federal Aid, State Aid
Housing: Apartment, Hotel
Program Description:
COLLEGE YEAR IN ATHENS (CYA)
AFFILIATE PROGRAM
FALL &/OR SPRING SEMESTER OPTIONS

CYA OVERVIEW
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

Calendar:
  • 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

 

ELIGIBILIGY REQUIREMENTS & APPLICATION PROCEDURES
 

College Year in Athens welcomes applications for academically strong students who wish to immerse themselves in the study of Greece and/or the world of the eastern Mediterranean. Successful candidates are those who show themselves to be academically motivated, inquisitive, self-reliant, self-disciplined, flexible, and open to experiencing daily life in a European capital city.

Students will submit both a study away application to Furman University and a separate application for College Year in Athens.  Students may work on both applications simultaneously; however, College Year in Athens will not accept a Furman student until teh students have undergone the Furman application process and been approved by Furman to participate in the CYA program. Students are responsible for applying to CYA by the appropriate application deadline.

Once accepted by CYA, students must submit a Transfer Course Authorization Form to the Registrar at Furman in order to be pre-approved to receive credits for the classes he or she will take abroad.  Please contact the Registrar at Furman with questions specific to this form.

BILLING

Furman students will be billed by Furman for the cost of the CYA program.  Students are not responsible for paying published costs for Furman tuition, room, or board during their semester away and will only be responsible for the billed amoutn of their CYA semester plus a $375 Furman study away administrative fee.

FINANCIAL AID

Students are eligible to apply Federal and State financial aid towards the cost of the Art in Cortona program. Must complete a Consortium Agreement prior to departure in order to have their aid applied to the semester cost. Furman institutional aid and scholarships will not be applied to the program cost, but students will not lose their aid for the following semesters.




 



 
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