Living Greek in Greece High School

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July 15-29, 2020

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Program Description

Living Greek in Greece High School offers an introduction to the Ancient Greek language in the rich cultural setting of modern Greece. It is specifically designed for high school students. The program accommodates a range of language backgrounds: we welcome beginner participants who have not even learned the Greek alphabet, but we also offer linguistic enrichment for students who have had the equivalent of a year or more of college Greek. Students will encounter Ancient Greek texts from a wide range of times, places, and intellectual traditions, including the works of Homer, Plato, the New Testament, and the Byzantines.

Learning Ancient Greek can also help us understand and connect with other modern cultures, especially with Greeks today. For that reason, this program is committed to balancing time spent engaging with Ancient Greek language and exploring its continuing role in modern Greek food, music, and dance.

Our itinerary will include many places and sites of ancient and modern significance: Athens, Corinth, Nafplio, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, and the island of Zakynthos.


Students of all high school grade levels are encouraged to apply. No prior knowledge of Ancient Greek is necessary.

Classroom and Housing

For the duration of the program, students and teachers live together in the center of Athens, and then in hotels in each Greek city they visit. Language programming will take place in high quality facilities on or near the premises of residence, as well as on-site locales of historical significance. Program participants eat together daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will be provided these meals either at our housing facility or at local restaurants.

Teaching Staff


The Institute will coordinate a group flight accompanied by a Paideia staff member, from New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport to and from Athens. Students may also travel directly to Athens, where they will be met at the airport by Paideia staff.

Chaperoned transportation to Living Greek in Greece High School will also be arranged for students attending Living Latin in Rome High School just prior to the program's start.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of Living Greek in Greece (High School) is $3850. This amount includes tuition, housing, meals, site visits, course materials, and transportation to and from Athens International airport. Airfare is not included.

The Paideia Institute is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarship to students with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more. There is also an essay contest with a trip to participate in Living Greek in Greece High School as a prize. 

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