Program Details

Philoksenia is a combination of philo — to love — and xenos — stranger or guest. As a YFU summer student in Greece, you will undoubtedly experience philoksenia wherever you go and whatever you do!
Athens, Greece
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School

Program Overview

Program Description:

Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, language, cultures, and communities of a real family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and even attend school on academic programs.

Two different summer options are availalbe for students to study in Greece.  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 the above for five weeks during your YFU summer program. Not only will your YFU experience be lots of fun, you'll also learn about one of the oldest and most rich cultures in the world.

YFU also offers a short term summer program in Greece with a focus on Greek Mythology. This three-week summer program will place all students in and around Volos, Greece. Students will attend lectures on Greek Mythology and visit monumental sights such as the Argo and the burial place of Alexander the Greats' father.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities. National, Regional, and Corporate scholarships.

Setting Description:
Greece is the land of antiquity, embodied by sites like the Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus. Live with a hospitable and friendly Greek family, while learning all about the ancient world through the music, art and language of Greece.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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