Location: Athens, Greece
Students study the fundamental political, social, and cultural institutions of the ancient Greek polis of Athens through first-hand examination of its material remains in the context of the modern city. The following major monuments of architecture and topography are experienced on site in central Athens:
Excursions to Delphi, Piraeus, Eleusis, and major sites in the Attic countryside, including Marathon, Brauron, and Sounion, offer an enhanced perspective of the forces affecting the development and history of the ancient Greek polis.
Visits to the National Archaeological Museum and the museums of the Acropolis, Agora, and the Kerameikos introduce masterworks of ancient art and other artifacts to supplement knowledge gained on site. Students also gain an appreciation of how the past and present interact within the setting of the modern city.
Period(s) of Occupation: From the Bronze Age through the Classical era and beyond
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
Students are housed within walking distance of the CYA Academic Center in either CYA student apartments located in the Pangrati neighborhood of central Athens or in hotel accommodations arranged by CYA. CYA apartments are simply furnished and equipped with a full kitchen and air-conditioned bedrooms. Towels, linens and housekeeping service will be provided. Hotel accommodations will be simple ‘B’ or ‘C’ class, double-occupancy, air-conditioned rooms with breakfast included.
A full mid-day meal will be served weekdays in the CYA cafeteria between the hours of 12:30-2:00 p.m. A portable packaged lunch will be provided on those weekdays when the group is away from Athens on a day-trip.
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered 4