Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe

The Third European Conference of the Forum on Education Abroad, with the title, Living Change: Education Abroad in 21st Century Europe, will take place in Athens on October 5-7, 2016.

The conference promises to be a major event with approximately 400 delegates—administration and faculty—who either teach or work in Europe and at U.S. colleges and universities.

The 3rd European conference will explore how U.S. education abroad defines Europe to visiting U.S. students, so that students may appreciate the past, understand the present and anticipate the future of the most popular education abroad destination.

The keynote speaker will be Anna Diamantopoulou, former EU Commissioner for labor affairs, and former Minister of Education. She now directs DIKTYO, a think tank devoted to reform in Greece and Europe.

CYA (College Year in Athens) was instrumental in bringing this conference to Greece, and will be the host institution. The conference offers a great opportunity to showcase Greece as an international educational destination.

The Forum on Education Abroad serves institutions that support education abroad programs for students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. It works with its members to develop best practices and standards for education abroad. It is the only association that provides training and resources to education abroad professionals.

CYA has been acting as a cultural and educational bridge between North America and Greece for over half a century, and has been helping students to develop new perspectives on the world, their own countries and themselves.

For nearly 55 years, CYA (College Year in Athens) has been offering unparalleled learning opportunities focused on Greece and the Mediterranean world. CYA, a not-for-profit institution, was the first study-abroad program in Greece for English-speaking university students.

CYA offers a substantial curriculum in a range of academic disciplines at the junior year level. Offered courses, many of which are interdisciplinary and others with a service learning component, deal with Greece, the EU and the Mediterranean region throughout the ages. The curriculum is strengthened by on-site teaching and study travel to sites of historical, political and cultural importance.

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