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vase painting and sculpture. Studying abroad at CYA is a thrilling experience due not only to its interesting classes and dedicated professors but also due to its location within the city of Athens. I’ll never forget arriving at the Academic Center for the first time and looking out of the window only to see a wonderful view of the Acropolis. During the first couple of weeks I began exploring surrounding neighborhoods and often would stumble upon a significant monument or an ancient church soon realizing that Athens is the ideal place to study because the city is so rich with both history and art.

University of Indianapolis’ “Odyssey in Athens” The University of Indianapolis’ study abroad program,“Odyssey in Athens” sets itself apart from the others because it allows students to study alongside Greek and other international students. Offering both a semester program and a summer program, “Odyssey in Athens” strives to integrate students into the community through a rich cultural experience. In addition, “Odyssey in Athens” offers a graduate program in which students can receive a Masters in Health Counseling or International Relations to name a few. Another advantage to this program is that the campus is located in the center of downtown allowing students to live and work closely to the Plaka area, an exciting place for Greek cultural exploration. Students can also become certified scuba divers by taking an Open Water Diver course, which fulfils college credit and complements biological science majors as well as archaeology and physical education. “Odyssey in Athens” allows students to get to know Greek culture first hand by providing them with a unique variety of courses and activities. http://odyssey.uindy.gr/

Arcadia University, The Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Mediterranean and Balkan Studies Arcadia University’s study abroad program in Greece aims to expand students’ knowledge of Greek history, politics, and culture. This program strives to bring students together through a variety of trips and activities. In fact, many activities at the Arcadia Center are organized by the SCC or Student Services Council, which consists of Arcadia University students. Past activities include sports events and cooking lessons on traditional Greek food. Another important aspect of The Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Mediterranean and Balkan Studies is the Greek Key Intercultural seminar, which successfully helps students new to Athens become better oriented by learning the Modern Greek language. In addition, Arcadia University boasts a new internship program as of Spring 2011 in which students receive academic credit for their work at various organizations within Athens. Possible internships range from fashion retailing to working at the Institute of Economic Relations. Students participate in an academic tutorial so that they may discuss living and working in Greece.These internships provide students with a variety of skills useful later in the work place as well as provide another outlet to help familiarize students with their new environment. i http://www.arcadia.edu

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Insider Athens 92  

This is the issue 92 of Insider Athens magazine. Insider is probably the biggest, oldest and most successful english magazine published in G...

Insider Athens 92  

This is the issue 92 of Insider Athens magazine. Insider is probably the biggest, oldest and most successful english magazine published in G...

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