ACADEMIC PROGRAMS  //  Check out our academic programs for the 2023-2024 academic year

Language Course

2024 - Σύνοδος ἑλληνική - Synodos hellènikè


Σύνοδος ἑλληνική - Synodos hellènikè

Polis Institute, Jerusalem, in association with HVMANITAS

hosted by Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)

Anyone with at least intermediate knowledge of ancient Greek and an interest in developing active competence in the language is invited to the fourth Σύνοδος ἑλληνική, previously at the University of Kentucky and now hosted by Christendom College in Front Royal, VA. The σύνοδος is organized by the Polis Institute, Jerusalem, in association with HVMANITAS. For one week, we will use ancient Greek as our only language of communication to talk about everyday objects and events and to discuss selections from a wide variety of ancient Greek texts. This sort of immersion experience will benefit a variety of ancient Greek users: students who wish to read ancient Greek more quickly and without automatically producing an English translation; teachers who wish to introduce oral and/or aural ancient Greek into their classrooms; and anyone who wishes to encounter ancient Greek in a way that might be different from his or her previous experiences. Those with prior experience – either minimal or extensive – speaking ancient Greek are most welcome, as are those who have never spoken ancient Greek at all. During the week of the σύνοδος, participants use only Greek to communicate with each other and with the facilitators.


Please note, however, that the σύνοδος is not designed for people still learning the elements of Greek grammar. Anyone unsure about whether the σύνοδος is a good fit for his or her background should feel free to apply and allow the organizers to judge based on the application.



Program Dates

Jul 15 – 19, 2024

Program Length

5 Days


Front Royal, Virginia


Σύνοδος ἑλληνική - Synodos hellènikè


ILS 3,950

More Information


Participants are required to send a motivation letter to , mentioning their diplomas and stating for how long they have learned Ancient Greek and under which conditions. Please indicate "Synodos 2024- NAME" in the subject line of the email, otherwise the application will not be processed.

Participants are required to have previous knowledge of Greek Grammar (even if they do not speak Ancient Greek).

The price is for full accomodation.

If you wish to commute every day, the "day student" tuition fee is 2550 NIS.

How to Apply


To be admitted, please follow the application procedure.

  • Once you are accepted to join, fill the application form and submit it
    The link to the online form will be sent to you along with the acceptance notification
  • Settle the tuition


Tuition Fee
Σύνοδος ἑλληνική - Synodos hellènikè
ILS 3950