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College Year in Athens

Program Location Athens, Greece
Sponsor College Year in Athens
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30009
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2019 01/20/19 to 05/18/19
Fall 2018 09/02/18 to 12/22/18

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College Year in Athens

Program: The College Year in Athens (CYA) program offers university-level courses focused on Greece and the East Mediterranean world. At the same time, it specializes in creating a caring learning environment that imparts knowledge by first-hand experience, immediate observation, perception, and enjoyment. Whether you are already immersed in Greek studies and thinking about a career in academia, or seeking to fulfil general education requirements, you will find courses designed to help you achieve your academic goals.

Courses: Link here for more information about courses.

Location: The program’s Academic Center, located in Athens itself, includes the library, the lounge, the cafeteria, the computer lab, and the administration and faculty offices.  The Center is located next to the Athens Marble Stadium, the Kallimarmaron, where the revival of the Modern Olympics took place in 1896. Under this very same new Academic Center, the Olympic 2004 Marathon racers broke the finish line in August 2004.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:College Year in Athens.


College Year in Athens

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition for 4 or 5 classes, some meals, insurance, excursions and cultural activities, cell phone, and on-site orientation.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$16,850.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $3,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,400.00
Local Transportation$150.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$750.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

After paying the study abroad deposit, participants will need to complete a program application which will be forwarded to the North American office of College Year in Athens. Students will be notified directly by CYA about their acceptance into the program.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
College Year in Athens

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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