Athens: College Year in Athens
Over 4000 years of civilization has led Athens to become one of the most culturally textured cities in the world. As the modern capital of the Hellenic Republic of Greece, Athens is the center of economic, financial, industrial, cultural and political life in Greece. The successful bid and subsequent preparations for the 2004 Olympic Games has been the impetus behind a widespread modernization of the city. The Athens students will find is one that recognizes the importance of its history and integrates it into the beauty of its present.
The Tulane Study Abroad Program in Athens is administered by College Year Athens, a study abroad program focusing on the history and civilization of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean region. Founded in 1962, CYA originally focused on studying the contributions of Archaic and Classical Greece to Western Civilization. Today, as a center of study for approximately 100 American and Canadian students per semester, subjects of study are varied, Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History and Religion among them.
Fall Semester (September to December) or Spring Semester (January to May).
Fields of Study: Course offerings in the fields of Ancient Greek Civilization (including ancient language) or East Mediterranean Studies, as well as Modern Greek language courses.
Eligibility: 3.0. GPA; Completion of coursework with Classical and/or European content strongly recommended.
CYA’s curriculum is divided into two tracks: Ancient Greek Civilization, to deepen students’ current understanding of the role of Ancient Greece in the development of western civilization; and East Mediterranean Studies, to focus on South East Europe, Western Asia and the Middle East from the founding of Constantinople (330 AD) to the present day.
Courses are further organized into three levels. Level-One courses are open to all students. Level-Two courses are designed for students who have some background in the subject. Level-Three courses are reserved for those who are able to engage in more advanced work with research-oriented assignments. Level-Two courses may be assessed at Level-Three.
Tulane students enroll in an Early or Modern Greek language course. In addition, students choose three additional courses from either track. Students take courses from both tracks.
Tulane awards 500-level credit for coursework completed.
Living Arrangements: Participants are placed in apartments by CYA in the Kolonaki area of Athens, a twenty minute walk from the CYA academic center.
Tulane Faculty liaison
Dr. Dennie Kehoe, Classical Studies
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