The program is four weeks in duration and takes place annually in July in Papingo, Greece, after a two-day exploration of historic sites in Athens.
2017 Program Dates are: July 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017 (subject to slight change)
Apprentices arrange their own roundtrip flights to Athens airport, where they are picked up by OYL staff. From there, all accommodations, internal travel and meals are provided by OYL.
Throughout the program, Apprentices are housed in traditional Greek pension hotel rooms with two or three to a room.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis between Dec 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017
Spots are strictly limited and highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply early
The program is designed for college-level actors and theater artists.
Prospective students are encouraged to take time and care in their written responses.
Prospective Apprentices are asked to provide references (Professors & Teachers) on their application for us to contact directly.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $25.00
The Apprentice Program fee is $4,950, which is inclusive of tuition, all meals, accommodation, excursions, admission fees and internal transportation in Greece for four weeks.
If accepted, a $1000 deposit is required to secure your place. We do offer a 3-part instalment plan if needed.
Payments can be made by check, money order or online with a credit card (subject to a 2.2% processing fee).
Flights & Insurance
Flights to and from Greece and insurance are not included in the tuition fee, but OYL staff often help apprentices find flights and insurance options best suited to them. We do recommended setting up fare alerts at www.kayak.com
as soon as you are accepted into the program.
OYL requires all participants to obtain travel insurance prior to arriving in Greece.
is a very useful website to compare and purchase travel insurance policies appropriate for your situation.
Food & Meals
Three meals per day are provided. Dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) will be accommodated as needed.
The OYL Apprentice Program is a highly physical program, yet attainable for all. Along with daily physical training, we undertake two or more mountain hikes as a part of the program.