February 8th, 2018

Orientation Spring Semester 2018

 Faculty, Staff, and Students enjoying a traditional Greek taverna dinner

Following the winter intersession in January, we welcomed the arrival of our Spring Semester 2018 students. The Orientation week was jam-packed with activities, including a welcome breakfast with CYA President Mr. Phylactopoulos, and an authentic Greek dinner at a taverna. The week included various administrative, health and safety seminars, as well as Survival Modern Greek lessons and neighborhood walks to help students adjust smoothly to their new city of Athens.

Delphi - First Academic Field Trip for the Semester

Professor Robert Pitt and his class on-site at Delphi

The first week came to a close with a weekend field trip to Delphi, the first of three academic field trips provided throughout the semester. 
Students traveled to the “navel of the earth” to take part in their first on-site lessons and get a taste of their new magnificent surroundings, a classroom without walls, Greece.

The on-site classes were held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ossios Loukas Monastery as well as the museum and archaeological site of Delphi.

Professor John Karavas, students, and local children playing a soccer match

The trip also allowed students to get to know their professors and staff in a social environment with an organized dinner and the cutting of the “Vasilopita”, the traditional New Year cake. Staff, faculty, and students participated in some fun orientation bonding activities including learning Greek pastimes, frappe making, backgammon (Tavli) and playing a football match. 
Watch this video to see more from the Delphi field trip.

New and Exciting Offerings at CYA

  CYA Students Spring Semester 2018

Spring Semester 2018 will be full of new and exciting offerings for students including new course:  “The Greek Jews: History Identity & Memory” taught by visiting professor Alexander Kitroeff, Associate Professor of History at Haverford College, and a new business course: "Business, Ethics and Politics" taught by philosophy professor Evgenia Mylonaki. Coming also are workshops on Legal Terminology and on Ancient Economies. The 2nd Annual Student Conference on "Concepts of Urban Design and Public Space in Greece Throughout the Ages" will take place in May.

Looking forward to a great semester ahead!

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