Study in Greece
Choose Your Program
2025 Summer Program Late June Late July TBD
  • Placement with a host family and all other accommodations (hotel stays)
  • Transportation and admission to cultural excursions and activities
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic and international travel
  • All pre-departure and post-arrival orientations
  • Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
  • Support from a YFU Greece Area Representative while on program
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • 2025 Summer Departure: Students born August 4, 2007 – July 14, 2011

Greek. Previous language study is not required.

All host families live in and around Volos, a coastal city about 4 hours north of Athens.

Imagine sun-drenched beaches, historic sites like the Parthenon and Acropolis, amazing Mediterranean food, and a family of hospitable and friendly Greeks. Imagine enjoying all of this for three weeks during your YFU summer program. Not only will your YFU experience be lots of fun, but you’ll also learn about one of the oldest and most rich cultures in the world. An educational program filled with museum visits and walking tours, you will get a chance to soak up thousands of years of history while host family stays will introduce you to modern Greek culture as well. You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings, with boat trips, swimming, and time exploring picturesque Greek islands.

All students will live with host families in and around Volos and will participate in organized activities and day trips as a group.

Subject to change

  • Two-night stay on the island of Skiathos, with a one-day trip to the neighboring island of Skopelos
  • One-day trip to a historic mountain village
  • One-day visit to Meteora with 16th-century monasteries on towering rock formations -and to a Natural History Museum
  • Walking tour of Volos, inc. to the Archaeological Museum
  • Two-day stay in Athens with a visit to the Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum
  • Two Greek lessons of two hours each, with supporting materials (Only if requested)

Summer students will participate in an online, mandatory virtual pre-departure orientation in late May/ early June. This orientation is a required part of the program aimed at preparing students for their experience overseas.

Study Abroad Participants
What to Expect

Philoksenia, a combination of philo — to love — and xenos — stranger or guest, is a word that explains the generous Greek hospitality. As a YFU summer student in Greece, you will undoubtedly experience philoksenia wherever you go, whatever you do, and especially within your host family.

It’s not uncommon for Greek households to include grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Expect to eat well while you are in Greece, with a hearty lunch and a light dinner in the late evening. While in your new home, you will experience the Greek attitude of living in the present and not planning days to the hour. Greek religious holidays are also a big part of the culture, and since 97 percent of the population belongs to the Greek Orthodox Church, it’s likely that you will get to see one of the festivals marking a patron saint’s day.

Considered the cradle of democracy, Greek history unwinds from the most ancient times to the present day in a colorful scroll. Western civilization owes much of its knowledge about justice, liberty, and law to the ancient Greeks; Greece also gave the world a vibrant heritage in the arts, science, and philosophy.

The YFU Financial Aid Fund can be applied to any program. The YFU Legacy Grant can be applied to any program at any time of application. For more details on the Financial Aid Fund, Legacy Grant, and previous merit-based scholarships, please visit our scholarships page.

To learn more, please visit our Scholarships Page to find details on the following scholarships eligible for Greece:

YFU Legacy Grant
YFU Financial Aid Fund
WEH Foundation Scholarship
Culture Connect Scholarship

The application deadline for the 2025 Greece Summer program is TBD.

Additional Costs
Meals, drinks, and snacks are included in most of the YFU programming. Students should bring an International Student ID card to receive free admission to most museums and monuments. Students are also advised to bring a small backpack for day trips and to pack lightly for the small flight to Santorini to avoid additional luggage fees. Program tuition does not include personal spending money.

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