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AUGUST 1 - 15, 2021 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Living Greek in Greece is an intensive Ancient Greek language and literature experience set in the Peloponnese. In two seminar-style meetings every day, participants read and discuss ancient Greek literature and philosophy. To the extent possible, the language of instruction in these seminars is Attic Greek.

In addition to the daily seminar sessions, the program includes a variety of optional programming designed to build students’ facility in speaking and understanding Greek, as well as lectures on topics relating to Greek philosophy, history and culture. The program also features a trip to an important site in Greece that is relevant to the year’s theme.

In 2021 the theme for Living Greek in Greece is “adventure and travel.” Participants will read selections from Lucian's True History and Homer's Odyssey and visit the Ionian islands of Cephalonia and Zakynthos.

PREREQUISITES

This program welcomes students of all levels of Ancient Greek, from beginners through highly experienced Hellenists. In the beginner section, participants read the set text in both English translation and in Greek and review the basics of Greek grammar. The upper levels aim to read the text and discuss it entirely in Attic Greek. Paideia alumni and Nexus members are particularly encouraged to apply.

Participants must be 18 years or older. Students under the age of 18 should consider Living Greek in Greece High School.

CLASSROOM

Classes at Living Greek in Greece are held at the Hellenikon Idyllion, a hotel and Hellenic cultural center located in the charming seaside village of Selianitika on the north coast of the Peloponnese. Classes take place outdoors in a lush garden, just a few meters from the beach.

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TUITION AND FEES

The tuition for Living Greek in Greece is $2500. This includes instruction, transportation, group meals, and housing during the weekend trip to Cephalonia and Zakynthos. The Institute will also operate a free shuttle to and from Athens on arrival and departure day.

Participants should bring their own edition of the program’s main text.

HOUSING

Participants are free to arrange their own housing in Selianitika. The Paideia Institute has negotiated discounted group rates with several trusted housing providers in dorm, hotel, and apartment style accommodations. Approximate rates for each type of lodging for the duration of the program are listed below. Contact information for housing providers and group discount codes will be provided upon acceptance.

Dorm accommodation at the Hellenikon Idyllion: $450

Hotel room shared with another participant: $750

Single Hotel Room: $1000

Apartment at the Hellenikon Idyllion (limited availability): $950

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Paideia Institute is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarships to students with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more. 

COVID-19 CONTINGENCY PLAN

If this program is cancelled due to COVID-19, an online alternative will be offered for the price of the deposit.  If you feel more comfortable doing Living Greek from home in 2021, consider our online offerings through Telepaideia.

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