Academic Focus: Archaeology, Classical languages, ethnography, Greek Literature in translation, History, Modern Greek, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suited to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.
Approximate Dates: Fall: September to December; Spring: January to end of May
Eligibility Requirements: A minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic standing. Students are required to take either Modern Greek or Ancient Greek, beginning Spring 2010. Modern Greek CL 290R is already on the OISP Blanket Course Approval List.
: The courses are organized into three levels. Level One courses are designed as a first exposure to Greek or East Mediterranean Studies and are open to students who have no background in the topic; Level Two courses are designed for students who have some background in the topic; and Level Three courses are reserved for those who are able to engage in advanced work. At all levels, full use is made of the resources of the city of Athens. Students must take either Modern Greek, Ancient Greek or a Classical Language as part of their course load. Modern Greek CL 290R is already on the OISP Blanket Course Approval List. Courses (other than language classes) are taught in English, and students are required to take four courses worth four credits each for a total of 16 credits per semester. Typical class size is 15 students.
Credit and Grade Translation - College Year in Athens (CYA)
Living Arrangements: Student apartments are situated a 20-minute walk from the Academic Center in the Kolonaki / Dexameni / Maraslio area of Athens. The neighborhood has small food shops, bakeries, dry cleaning stores, and banks, as well as a "people's market" every Friday morning selling fresh vegetables, fish, fruit, and flowers. The typical apartment has two or three double study-bedrooms, a common area, kitchen, bathroom, and balcony and is equipped with a mobile phone. Lunch is provided Monday through Friday at the facilities located at the Academic Center next to the Marble Stadium. Lunches are not provided on holidays, recesses, or field trips. On overnight field trips, a full breakfast is provided in lieu of lunch.
: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets Fall Spring
: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: CYAthens Scholarships and the Gilman Scholarship. For more information please click here.
Visa: Before entering Greece, students who are not citizens of the European Union are required to obtain a Greek student visa through the Greek consulate having jurisdiction for their residence. Detailed instructions are sent to accepted students, but applicants should be aware that the visa application procedure, which normally takes at least two months after acceptance, will necessitate handing over the passport to the Greek authorities for a week or two and may involve a personal visit to the respective consulate. Students should plan their application to College Year in Athens accordingly.
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