April 22, 2020


The Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross is an intensive Modern Greek language program sponsored by the Kallinikeion Foundation, offering two courses in Modern Greek, one at the beginning level and one at the intermediate level, with all classes taught by members of the HCHC faculty. This year the program, which is open to both HCHC and non-HCHC students, will run from Monday, May 11, to Friday, June 5. Each student will earn six credits toward graduation upon successful completion of the ninety-hour syllabus.

As always, participants will gain both language proficiency and an appreciation of Greek culture. However, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the courses will for the first time be entirely online. While this means that the field trips to museums, concerts, and the like that complemented in-class instruction on our campus in years past will not be possible, it also means that students can take these courses from wherever they are. It is hoped that eliminating the need for residence on campus will make the program accessible to a broader range of applicants who will enrich the experience for all through their diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds.

Classes are limited to fifteen students. Tuition for those not enrolled at HCHC is $4,000, with some discounts available on a first-come first-serve basis. Students enrolled full-time at HCHC are eligible for scholarships, also on a first-come first-serve basis.

To learn more, please contact the program’s academic director, Professor Stamatia Dova, at sdova@hchc.edu.