Study in Greece, a non-profit organisation endorsed by the Greek state, has issued its 2020 Summer Schools catalogue, offering people from around the world the opportunity to follow a short-term course while experiencing life in a Greek city. Participants can fully learn more about the country’s rich art, culture, history and traditions, explore its varied landscape through field trips and cultural activities, while also acquiring intercultural communication skills.
The purpose of the organisation is to promote academic programmes in Greece, aiding, guiding and supporting international students who wish to undertake all or part of their studies in the country. In order to do so, it collaborates with a continuously growing network of established institutions around the country. These are state educational institutions including:
- National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- National Technical University of Athens
- Technical University of Crete
- University of Peloponnese
- Harokopio University of Athens
- University of Macedonia
- University of West Attica
- University of the Aegean
- Democritus University of Thrace
- International Hellenic University
- Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
- Epidaurus Lyceum
- International Olympic Academy.
There are also a number of institutions and companies from the private sector involved, including Meet Culture, Muse Academy, R&J Cultural Life, Study Rooms and The λamda Project.
The programmes offered draw from a variety of disciplines thanks to the multiple collaborations obtained. Some of the fields of study covered are architecture, psychology, international relations, theatre, music, history and art, often through an interdisciplinary approach, studied in relation to contemporary technologies and tools of the digital era. All programmes draw from the Greek experience, either as a source of knowledge or as a lens through which the subject is examined.
‘Athens biography through the city’s architecture’, ‘Migration and its Discontents’, ‘Theatre and Society’, ‘Spatial Digital Humanities – Decoding the spatial content of historical representations’, ‘The Music of the Greeks – from the harp to the bouzouki’, ‘From Mycenae to Mystras’ and ‘The narration of the myth and speech of the city with the contribution of the arts’ are some examples of the programmes offered.
Each programme covers a 10-day span, Friday through Sunday. The suggested dates are: 19/6 –28/6, 3/7 – 12/7, 10/7 – 19/7, 17/7 – 26/7 and 21/8 – 30/8. Apart from the academic support provided, SiG also offers complete logistics services, taking care of everything from the moment a student is picked up at the airport until the moment of departure.
Cost: The average cost of each programme ranges between €1,900 to €2,000 per week depending on the programme. The cost includes accommodation, two meals per day, transportation and tickets for museums and archaeological sites (depending on the study programme). This does not cover transportation to and from Greece and personal expenses. It should be noted that these costs correspond to summer courses, and may be lower should a student choose to undertake a programme during the rest of the year.
Transportation: SiG takes full care of transportation, including public transport, private buses, train or ship tickets and travel agencies, depending on the programme.
Accommodation: SiG collaborates with hotels, premium hostels and dormitories around Greece. If the programme takes place in more than one location, everything will be arranged for accordingly; field trips and guided tours are also fully organised by SiG.
Source: Greek News Agenda