Greece

Cultural Programs to Greece

Experience Greece on 1 of 2 programs over the summer school holidays (winter in Greece).  Students on our 5 week program will enjoy 3 hours of Greek language study per week, 3 one-hour talks on ancient Greek history and mythology and will go on field trips to historic mountain villages, Meteora, museums, Volos and Athens.  Students on the 3 week program will live with a host family and attend school, but will not participate in any field trips.  While there is no language requirement for the 5 week cultural program to Greece, students that would like to apply for the 3 week program must speak modern Greek.

School

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Credit: Sarah from NZ

In high school, the subjects that you may wish to study include: Greek Language, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek Literature and Composition, Ancient History, Maths, English, Physical Sciences and Physical Education. The classes start at 8.15am and end from between 1.45 to 2.15 according to the type of school. Classes last from 30 to 45 minutes and there are 5-10 minute  breaks between lessons.

Family

Many Greek Households consist of several generations, including parents and their children as well as grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles and cousins. Most Greeks live in modest houses in the country or city apartments. Nearly two-thirds of Greek people live in urban areas.  In the city, a typical apartment has 2 bedrooms and children share a bedroom. Families in the country usually have a house about the same size as a city apartment. Children often live with their parents until they get married.  Greek families are very close and remain that way throughout life with grown up children returning to their families for holidays and celebrations.  Food is central to daily life of Greek families. People gather to eat, drink and socialize in coffee houses and taverns as well as at home. Teenagers in Greece spend much of their time with their group of friends, which will often include boys and girls. They usually go to coffee shops or spend their free time at shopping centres for playing sports with local clubs.

Program Departure Price Discount Deadline Application Deadline
5 Weeks June 2018 $7,000 AUD December 15, 2017 March 30, 2018
5 Weeks December 2018 $7,000 AUD April 30, 2018 August 30, 2018
3 Weeks January 2019 $6.500 AUD March 15, 2018 June 30, 2019
5 Weeks June 2019 $7,000 AUD December 15, 2018 March 30, 2019