CYA Semester-Long Program

A woman looks over a landscape with ancient ruins

The Caloyeras Center partners with the LMU Study Abroad Office and CYA (College Year in Athens), the oldest and most prestigious study abroad program in Greece with a long history of excellence in academics, field study, and cultural immersion. The curriculum is well-suited for students interested in History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Religion, Architecture, Art History, Cultural Heritage, as well as Business, Psychology, Communication, Economics, Marketing, Environmental and Urban Studies, Political Science and International Relations. 

Students participating in the CYA program attend classes at the Academic Center located in the center of Athens with a view of the Acropolis. All classes are taught in English and many students enroll into CYA’s Modern Greek Language courses (although NOT a requirement). Students receive assistance with arranging volunteer or internship experiences in refugee aid, soup kitchens, environmental groups, animal welfare, special needs education, etc.

  • Athens is a vibrant European capital rich in history and culture but also known as a contemporary hub for modern art, international business and relations, economic, political and migration trends. The capital city of a country known for its beautiful islands and historical sites, Athens offers some of the most amazing opportunities to immerse yourself in a culture that goes back thousands of years while it is fully immersed in modern life.

    With close proximity and easy access to other cities in Greece and around Europe, some of the best food in the world, and a famous cafe culture and nightlife, Athens is one of the safest and most hospitable cities for international students in Europe.

  • Scholarships for up to $10,000 are available to qualifying students through the Caloyeras Center.

  • To learn more about this semester-long program in Athens, check out what the CYA Ambassadors have to say about the CYA experience!

    Or, explore the CYA Blog, Facebook page, and Flickr page!

  • For more information or questions about the CYA program, contact

    Applications may be submitted through the Study Abroad Office.