Santorini is one of, if not the ultimate destination for a vacation. If you're in dire need of a holiday and you have the means, going to this Greek island would be worth it. However, Santorini has also proven to be a great place to further one's education. Whether it's yours or kids', the island offers a few notable international schools or overseas programs. They help one continue their studies all while enjoying the benefits of staying in Santorini. Among them, here are some of the most notable. You'd do well in checking them out!
Hellenic Culture Centre
First up, there's the Hellenic Culture Centre in Santorini. As the premiere Greek language school on the island, it's become a well-known educational institution for more than two decades now. Here, it's not just that one learns the language, but they also get better acquainted with the culture and heritage of the place. Think exciting field trips that take one all over the island. Interactive social events that help students apply what they've learned through conversing. As well as a variety of history lessons to better understand the true heritage and significance of Santorini and of Greece as a whole.
Evrognosi - Eurolab Foreign Language School
Another language school worth checking out is Evrognosi, the Eurolab Foreign Language School. While the Hellenic Cultural Centre focuses on teaching the Greek language, culture, and history, Evrognosi is all about branching out to international skills. The school offers English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian courses, ranging from elementary level for kids to certification programs for adults. Notably, they also conduct Cambridge Language Assessment Exams as part of the former, allowing for the little ones to excel in English enough to get into the top universities in the UK
, the US, and beyond.
MEI International Academy
Now, from this point on, this list will cover international educational programs that allow students from all around the world to study in Santorini, Greece. And one of the most notable is Mei International Academy. Despite its name, this program doesn't have its own campus on the island. They're more focused on letting their students 'learn about the world and how to live in it
' as per their website. Their mission is to provide their students a 'global high school experience,' one that allows them to want to learn more about the destination they're in. And with a place like Santorini, this might just be a lot easier than expected.
LeadAbroad is another international educational program that allows students to study in Santorini. This time, however, the program is more focused on American students studying in US universities and colleges. And instead of offering education in the traditional sense, LeadAbroad is more about going on an adventure while learning more about the place. More like a huge study group than a traditional educational program, the students get to experience Greek culture, learn a bit of the language, and even tour all the different towns of Santorini
. It's through this more immersive learning method will they better understand Greece and Santorini as a whole.
Youth For Understanding
Finally, there's Youth for Understanding, a foreign exchange student program that gives students from all around the world the chance to study and stay in Santorini, Greece. With a network of various member organizations throughout more than 50 countries worldwide, it has become a popular institution in its own right. Now, what will the students do in Santorini when they get here? Apart from their standard academic education, they get to learn more about self-reliance, resourcefulness, and, of course, getting immersed in Greek culture. Through the Youth for Understanding program, they'll get to know more about themselves and about Santorini at the same time.
Although Santorini is more known as the ultimate holiday destination, you'd be surprised at how educational the island really is too. These international schools and educational programs prove that there's still a lot to learn in and about Santorini.
If you'll be sending your little ones to any of these notable schools in Santorini, it's only fair that you also choose a luxury home
for them to come home to at the end of the day, right?