JULY 16TH - 30TH, 2023



Thank you for expressing interest in Living Greek in Greece High School 2023, a program run by the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. We hope that you will join us as part of a group of students enthusiastic about the Ancient Greek language. 

Please read these application guidelines thoroughly, then fill out the application linked at the bottom of this page.


Living Greek in Greece High School offers an intensive 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 levels of preparation: we welcome beginner participants who have not even learned the Greek alphabet, but we also offer specialized instruction 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 reading and in class with exploring that common ground through learning about and enjoying modern Greek food, music, and dance.

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


This course is designed for high school students of all grades, including graduating seniors, and of diverse backgrounds and interests. No prior knowledge of Ancient Greek is necessary or expected. An enthusiasm and dedication to learning a new language and exploring Greek culture are prerequisites. An application  and all letters of recommendation must be received by March 1, 2023 to be guaranteed full consideration. We will notify all applicants of the results 3 weeks after this date. Applications received after this deadline can only be considered on a rolling basis depending on availability.


Students will be housed in double rooms or triple rooms in hotels in each location the program travels to. They will be supervised at all times by the Paideia Institute's teachers, who live with the students in each location. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided daily.


The cost of the course is $5000. It must be paid in full by May 1, 2023. This cost includes tuition, housing, meals, the costs of all trips, museum and site admissions, and transportation to and from the airport.

Airfare, snacks, and spending money are not included in the cost of tuition. Please consider the exchange rate when planning your budget.


A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required of all participants by April 1, 2023. Our acknowledgement of receipt of this deposit guarantees the student a post in the course. The remaining $4500 is due by May 1, 2023.


All participants will be met by Paideia Institute staff at the airport in Athens and driven to their accommodations. The Paideia Institute will book one staff member on a direct flight from New York's JFK Airport. Students may book their own ticket on the chaperoned flight. 

If you do not have a valid passport, get one immediately. This process can be time-consuming and should not be left to the last minute. Due to changes after COVID, passport processing times are delayed significantly.

Please wait until the deposit deadline of April 1st to book any nonrefundable travel.


The Paideia Institute is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarships to participants with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more. Scholarship applications received by the priority application deadline for the program (March 1, 2023) will receive fullest consideration.


Please direct all questions to [email protected] or call (609) 429-0734.


To apply, please fill out the application below and send this link to a teacher you would like to write your letter of recommendation. For priority consideration, please get both forms in by March 1, 2023 at 5pm EST.  We will notify all applicants of the results 3 weeks after this date.  

Application Form