Practical Info
PROGRAM DATES: July 18th - August 18th, 2019
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.
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 accepted through MAR 15, 2019, late applications may be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • 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 

EARLY APPLICATIONS: The Progam Fee is $4941.00 (10% discount between Dec 1, 2018 and Feb 10, 2019)

LATE APPLICATIONS: The Program Fee is $5,490.00 (after Feb 10, 2019)

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 fly into Athens airport (ATH) on JULY 18, 2019 and out of Ioannina airport (IOA) on AUG 18, 2019, on either the morning or evening flight out of IOA.
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 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.