University of Oregon

Greek Language in Athens

Program Overview

Study Modern Greek language in Athens while enjoying scheduled excursions that enhance your knowledge and understanding of modern and classical Greece. You can choose to take language courses at any level (beginner through advanced).

Academic Details

You will enroll in a Modern Greek language course at the appropriate level. 

All instructors at the Athens Centre are language specialists that help you learn Modern Greek comfortably at all levels. The methods used emphasize spoken Greek, and include language games and exercises combined with textbooks and other materials. Instructors are Greek nationals who speak English and several other languages. Two of the instructors have written and published widely-used Greek language textbooks, and others have written supplementary books to enrich the language program.

Participants in the language courses are encouraged to develop an interest in many aspects of Greek life and culture. Extra materials are used in all classes, and include folk songs, literature, and articles from newspapers and periodicals. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Housing Description

While in Athens, you will live in a shared apartment with a small kitchenette within walking distance of the Athens Centre. Generally, there will be two to four students in each apartment, although some houses will accommodate up to six people. You have the choice of cooking meals in the apartment, or eating at one of the inexpensive cafés and restaurants near the Athens Centre.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.