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What to expect in Greece

From the still-standing ancient temples of the gods, to dreamy beachscapes and sunsets, Greece is one of the world’s most desirable locations. Start your exploration of this effervescent country with a visit to Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world and the birthplace of democracy. Walk up to view the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis, the political and cultural center of ancient Greece. Wander down into Keramikos, a diverse and buzzing neighborhood filled with quirky eateries and avant garde galleries.

No visit to Greece would be complete without experiencing some of its over 200 inhabited islands by ferry. The Cyclades group of small islands, including Mykonos and Ios, are the best choice for first-time island hoppers because they are connected by short ferry rides.

From there head north to Thessaloniki, home to museums, churches and hundreds of tavernas in some of the coolest neighborhoods, including Pylaia where our study abroad program is based.

Where do we operate programs in Greece

What type of programs can you do in Greece

STUDY ABROAD IN GREECE

When you choose to study in Greece, the home of Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher who fathered the principles of modern education, you are going back to the source.

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Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN GREECE

Here are the best things to do in your spare time when in Greece:

  • Explore Ancient Historical Sites: Visit Acropolis, Athens, the iconic hilltop temple complex, particularly the Parthenon, which is dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Acropolis Museum nearby also offers a deep dive into the site’s history.
  • Go Island Hopping: From Santorini to Mykonos, there are endless beautiful beaches to visit and extraordinary sunsets to witness.
  • Try Dining at Greek Tavernas: Dine in local tavernas to savor traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka, souvlaki, tzatziki, and baklava.
  • Take a Cooking Class: Enroll in a cooking class to learn how to prepare Greek dishes, and the history behind Greek cuisine.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

Greece FAQs

Where is Greece located?

Greece is in southeastern Europe, bordering Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. It lies at the junction of Europe, Asia, and Africa, surrounded by the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Aegean Seas. The nation comprises a mainland and numerous islands, including Crete and Rhodes. Athens is its capital and largest city.

What is the capital of Greece?

The capital of Greece is Athens.

What is the currency in Greece?

The currency used in Greece is the Euro (€).

What language do they speak in Greece?

In Greece, the official and predominantly spoken language is Greek.

What is Greece known for?

Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, is famed for its ancient landmarks like the Acropolis and the Palace of Knossos. As the birthplace of philosophy and mythology, figures like Socrates and tales of Zeus are iconic. Known for initiating the Olympic Games, Greece also boasts beautiful islands such as Santorini. Its cuisine, including dishes like moussaka and maritime heritage, further elevates its global stature.

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How to apply

You’ve decided to go abroad – amazing! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!