Panmessenian Federation of USA and Canada

Summer School in Kalamata for Greek Youth and Teachers (2013)


 The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies of the University of Peloponnese in Kalamata, the Panmessenian Federation of USA and Canada, the ATEI Kalamatas, the Prefecture of Peloponnese (Messenia), various municipalities and individuals and organizations organize for the eighth time a Greek summer school in Kalamata, from Monday, July 15 to Friday, August 9, 2013.  The school curriculum includes: Greek language, history, philosophy, culture and civilization.  The program also includes educational excursions in archaeological sites, as well as in various museums.

The purpose of the program is to enhance the Hellenic education and reinforce the Greek consciousness of our youth by providing an immersion experience in contemporary Greek culture in its native environment.

Applicants for the Summer School program in Kalamata are eligible for the program if they:

  • are between 18 and 24 years old (born between 1989 and 1995)

(Students must be 18 years old by July 14, 2013)

  • have completed at least five years of Hellenic school in the Diaspora or its equivalent by June 2013
  • have some ability to understand and communicate in the Greek language

Students who participated in the program in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are not eligible in 2013.  Priority will be given to students of Messenian descent.

Note to teachers:  Instruction in this Summer School Program is provided by University of Peloponnese professors.  Greek language teachers who participate in the program, in addition to being chaperons to the students, will also attend special seminars in teaching Greek as a second language. Classes are between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the lecture theatre of the University of Peloponnese at Kalamata. Attendance in the Summer School program (including all excursions), accommodation, breakfast and lunch are offered free of charge (on school days) to all participants.  Air fare costs to Greece will be paid by the participants.

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, April 19, 2013

 For applications or for more information about the program please visit our website or contact

Theodore Tzalalis (Vice-President of the Federation and Coordinator of the Summer School program at 905-764-0342;, Toronto)

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