Quick Facts

Language of Instruction


Host Institution

College Year in Athens (CYA)

GPA Requirement


Good for Majors

  • Arts & Humanities: European & East Mediterranean Studies, History, International Relations, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Art & Archaeology
  • Foreign Languages: Ancient Greek, Latin, Modern Greek
  • Sciences: Environmental Studies
  • Social Sciences: Urban Planning & Sustainability


Student apartments

Resident Director

Alexis Phylactopoulos


Each semester begins with an orientation period during which students are introduced to the facilities, services, staff, academic procedures and policies, and safety procedures and policies. Also, each student is given a copy of the student handbook prior to the start of the program. It contains a wealth of information, hints and suggestions, map of Athens and policies. During the first week students also receive an orientation on the city of Athens and Greece, in general. Numerous planned activities provide the opportunity to get to know fellow students, as well as faculty and staff. During this period, students meet individually with the Director of Student Affairs and may schedule a meeting with the Director of Academic Affairs to discuss their program of studies.


BCA students are required to obtain a visa for the stay in the Greece. BCA provides guidance on this process and students should reference this information on their BCA online account as soon as they are accepted.