JULY 14, 2024 - July 28, 2024


Thank you for expressing interest in Living Greek in Greece High School 2024. 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. 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 one letter of recommendation must be received by March 1, 2024 to be guaranteed full consideration. We will notify all applicants of the results 3 approximately 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 at the Philippos Hotel in Athens and the Liberty Hotel in Nafplio. They will be supervised at all times by the program’s teachers, who live with the students in the same facilities. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided daily. Classes are held in modern, air-conditioned classrooms at the Philippos Hotel in Athens and at an educational center located next door to the Liberty Hotel in Nafplio.


The cost of the course is $5500It must be paid in full by May 1, 2024. 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, 2024. Our acknowledgement of receipt of this deposit guarantees the student a post in the course. The remaining $5000 is due by May 1, 2024.


All participants will be met by Paideia Institute staff at the airport in Athens and driven to their accommodations, provided that their flight arrives in Athens between 7:00am and 5:00pm Eastern European Time. The Paideia Institute will book a chaperone on a direct flight from New York's JFK Airport. Students may travel to Athens on their own, or book their own ticket on the chaperoned flight. At the end of the program, students who will not be traveling on the chaperoned group flight will need to book a flight that leaves Athens no later than 2:00pm on departure day to take advantage of the included airport transfer.

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. 

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 demonstrated financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more. Scholarship applications received by the priority application deadline for the program (March 1, 2024) will receive fullest consideration.


Please direct all questions to [email protected].


To apply, please fill out the application below and send this Teacher Recommendation Form to a teacher you would like to write your letter of recommendation. For priority consideration, please get both forms in by March 1, 2024 at 5pm EST.  We will notify all applicants of the results 3 weeks after this date.  

Application Form