Practical Info
PROGRAM DATES: July 2nd - August 2nd, 2020
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.
Throughout the program, Apprentices are housed in traditional Greek pension hotel rooms with two or three to a room.

  • Applications accepted through MAR 15, 2020, late applications may be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Spots are strictly limited and are highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply early
  • The program is designed for college-level actors and theater artists.
  • Prospective Apprentices are encouraged to take time and care in their written responses.
  • Prospective Apprentices are asked to provide references (Professors & Teachers) on their application who will be contacted by OYL directly.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 

The Program Fee is $5,490.00.

The program fee is inclusive of tuition, all meals, accommodation, excursions, admission fees and internal transportation in Greece for four weeks. 

For accepted applicants, a $1000 deposit is required to secure your place. A 3-part instalment plan is available HERE.
Payments can be made by check, money order or online with a credit card (subject to a 2.2% processing fee).

Financial Assistance may be available for those Applicants who qualify.
Flights & Insurance
Participants must arrive into Athens airport (ATH) on JULY 2, 2020 and out of Ioannina airport (IOA) on AUG 2, 2020 (there are two flights available out of IOA on that day).
Flights to, from and within Greece and insurance are not included in the tuition fee, but OYL staff will assist apprentices finding flights and insurance options if needed.  We do recommended setting up fare alerts at 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.
Physical Preparation
The OYL Apprentice Program is a highly physical undertaking, yet designed carefully to be attainable for all. Along with daily physical training, we undertake two or more mountain hikes as a part of the program. We strongly encourage basic daily fitness activities in advance of joining the program in Greece.