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Greece: College Year in Athens


Brenda Tooley

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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College Year in Athens (CYA) provides both semester and year-long programming taught in English. Since its establishment in 1962 it has offered visiting university students an academically rigorous program of studies combined with the vibrant experience of day-to-day contact with the people, monuments, and landscapes of Greece and the Mediterranean region.

Although the primary focus of the program is on classical Greek studies, attention is given to Byzantine and contemporary Greece as well. The program is designed to help students achieve their academic goals while imparting a deeper understanding of Greece and the region through the ages, gaining a new perspective on the global environment through hands-on learning opportunities.

Courses are offered in history, literature, art, and archaeology, philosophy, and classical and modern Greek. In addition to coursework in Athens, the program offers field trips to other parts of Greece. In special cases, students may participate in only the first or the second semester of the program.

Prerequisite: junior standing and strong preparatory coursework in classics and history.
Credits: 9 (4.5 for one semester). Standard load is 4 classes per semester.  As of 2017, with a Fall Term option (3 credits plus internship)
Program advisor: Prof. Brenda Fineberg. 

Learn more about Greece: College Year of Athens.

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