There is Hope Out There

By on Oct 30, 2017

Sometimes the things in life that bring us the most joy, are the simplest ones — the things we fail to acknowledge in the craziness of our nonstop, daily schedules. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This past week, I think I came a little closer to finding myself. While study abroad programs often provide incredible opportunities for learning and traveling, the real experience isn’t found inside of a book or on a sunny beach or even at a historical site visit. The true study abroad experience is found beyond the classroom, in the heart of the often difficult realities that exist around us as we carry on with our daily lives. CYA’s encouragement of students to partake in volunteer work while studying abroad provides individuals with these real-world encounters, which often involve the devotion...

Quote of the Week #10: Dimitris

By on Oct 28, 2017

I have the secret to a long life: every morning, you have a spoon of honey and you drink a lot of water.

Quote of the Week #9: Mark Twain

By on Oct 20, 2017

Kindness is the one language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Old T-Swift Tugs at My Heartstrings

By on Oct 17, 2017

Old T-Swift Tugs at My Heartstrings

Walt Disney

By on Oct 12, 2017

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

A Reflective Ride

By on Oct 11, 2017

Today I took the metro.

Yes, it may seem like a simple accomplishment, and surely something I shouldn’t just now be doing for the first time after a whole 6 weeks of living here in Athens. But, it is a daunting task, no matter how seemingly ordinary…