In Greece, students study in Athens – the cradle of western art, philosophy and democratic ideals. Contrasts between the ancient and contemporary in this lively and boisterous Mediterranean metropolis provide a backdrop for an exploration of the origins and legacy of classical culture. In Athens, CSB/SJU partners with College Year in Athens to offer an academic program that focuses on classical art, history, religion and literature. Courses are taught in English in classrooms, on historical and archaeological sites, and in museums. The faculty consists of a CSB/SJU professor who accompanies the group and distinguished professors from universities and colleges in Athens.  Students live in shared apartments a short distance from the CYA campus.