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Greek In-Country language program

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Greece.

The Greek In-Country language program is an excellent opportunity for students to experience Greek culture first-hand.

Offered in July each year, the program is available for everyone over 18. In 2024, the program will be delivered in Intensive 4 (29 June – 18 July 2024.We offer three streams: beginners, intermediate and advanced. It combines coursework taught by lecturers from CDU, the University of the Aegean, and other Greek educational institutions. This intensive three-week program is equivalent to a full unit of Greek language study. 

The program may include Kalymnos and other islands, Athens, and a study trip in the northern mainland region of Macedonia.

The teaching approach is varied, including traditional classroom learning and educational visits to museums and archaeological sites. However, the experience of fully immersing yourself in contemporary Greek life and culture will give you the most benefit from the program.

CDU offers many options if you wish to study the Greek language. You can select Greek through a Diploma of Languages, the Bachelor of Arts, or as an elective or independent studies unit as part of another Higher Education course. 

Find out more about language courses at CDU.


Associate Professor George Frazis
Coordinator of Hellenic & Greek Studies
Coordinator In-Country language program
Charles Darwin University
T: 08 8946 6486
M: 0423 248 900

Essential information

Application and enrolment

The course is open to current CDU students and students of other Australian universities who offer cross-institutional enrolment.

Steps to enrol

  1. Contact Associate Professor George Frazis to discuss your eligibility for the program.
  2. Once approved, enrol in HEL162, HEL261, HEL262 & IAS362 in Intensive 4 using the Special Enrolment form, or through the relevant cross-institutional enrolment forms at your university. Current students should finalise this process and allow sufficient time for the organising Committee to arrange for your accommodation in Greece.
  3. Complete the online supplementary details form. This provides a checklist of the various details you must attend to before leaving and also gives us necessary information about your travel arrangements and next of kin in case of an emergency. We will send this to you after you've been accepted to the program.
  4. Submit a Movement Request for Official Travel (PDF, 356 KB) prior to travel.
  5. Sign an agreement to respect the authority of the Australian and Greek lecturers and to not engage in unacceptable behaviour which may put the welfare or learning of other students at risk. We will send this form to you after you've been accepted to the program.

You will receive an official CDU grade on successful completion of HEL162, HEL261, HEL262 & IAS362 and will be notified normally at the end of Intensive 4.

This in an intensive course for which you are awarded university credit. You're required to put in the same effort as you would if taking a language unit in Australia.

Consular and embassy information

We encourage you to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You can register online or in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

The information you provide to us before you leave will help us to contact you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue.

In a consular emergency, if you are unable to contact the Embassy, you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre at +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

Whilst in Greece, you can obtain consular assistance from:

Australian Embassy
Level 2
5 Hatziyianni Mexi Street
Athens, 11528

Closest Metro Station: Megaro Mousikis
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+30 210 870 4000

+30 210 870 4111


Australian Honorary Consul
28 Archeologikou Mouseiou Street
Thessaloniki, 546 41

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+30 2310 827 494

+30 2310 827 494



You must have a valid passport with at least three months of validity remaining from your end date of travel to Greece.

If you need to apply for or renew your passport, go to the Australian Passport Office website. It takes time to organise your passport so please do this as soon as possible.

Insurance and health

Travel insurance in compulsory to undertake an In-Country language program. You will need to provide evidence that you are covered for accidental injuries, hospitalisation and medical evacuation for the duration of the program. 

It is also important that you read the detailed Health and Insurance advice on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Smartraveller website.

Come to Greece prepared with ample supplies of any medicines and prescriptions you take regularly. It is also your responsibility to inform us of any allergies or medical conditions that may affect your participation in the study program.


Unit costs

HEL162, HEL261, HEL262 & IAS362 are accredited HECS-HELP liable units, and as such, you can select to pay for them upfront or defer your fees as per any other unit of study at CDU.

Travel costs

You're responsible for the cost of your return airfare to Greece, transport costs while in Greece and spending money.

Accommodation & meals

Accommodation and meals are paid for by the NT Government and Charles Darwin University.

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