Registration, Costs and Housing FAQs
What is the legal business name: ITDP is a branch of International Dance Project. International Theatre & Dance Project refers to the program title. Please make all checks payable to our legal business name International Dance Project or IDP.
Who can register?: This program is appropriate for students with a passion for theatre and/or dance between the ages of 18-25. There are limited spots available for students ages 16-17. Students ages 16-17 must be accompanied by their own chaperone(s). Applicants that are outside of this age bracket will be considered on an individualized basis. International Theatre & Dance Project is committed to equality of educational opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or faculty staff based on race, national origin, religion, sex, or disability.
Chaperones: All students under the age of 18 must attend this program with a chaperone. Students ages 18+ should attend with a chaperone if they require specific health, independent living, and/or self-care needs, or have difficulty with the demands of Greece's climate and landscape, as ITDP is unable to offer personalized assistance in these areas.
How to register?: Students are registered when their registration form is complete and their tuition is paid in full.
When to register by?: Enrollment will close when we fill enrollment or by March 15th, 2022. Enrollment is limited, thus allowing for a small and tightly knit ensemble and individual student attention.
How can I hold a spot?: Email registration form and cover letter to ITDPGreece@gmail.com. Submit payment on our website or send a check made out to IDP via mail. You will receive a confirmation email once we receive your materials. Deposits and tuition payments will be refunded to you ONLY if a student is not accepted into the program.
Tuition: Tuition for the program covers instruction and masterclasses, as well as fees for Athens activities & seminars (Acropolis tour & entry ticket, metro/bus tickets, orientation/farewell dinners, Ancient Greek Theatre & Traditional Dance Seminars in Athens). Please note that these costs do not include airfare, housing, ferries, additional transportation, food, theatre productions, or additional recreational activities.
Early Enrollment Tuition ($1800):
Students who apply by November 15, 2021, are eligible for our early enrollment tuition rate of $1800 (additional fees apply if paying via Paypal). Please submit a $300 non-refundable tuition deposit, registration form, and cover letter by November 15, 2021.* If accepted the non-refundable $300 deposit will immediately be applied and will secure the student a spot. A non-refundable tuition balance will be invoiced and paid by February 15, 2022. If the balance is unpaid at this time, the student will be liable for the standard tuition rate.
Standard Enrollment Tuition ($2000):
Students who apply after November 15, 2021, are eligible for the standard tuition rate of $2000 (additional fees apply if paying via Paypal). Please submit a $300 non-refundable tuition payment, registration form, and cover letter to ITDP.* If accepted the non-refundable $300 deposit will immediately be applied and will secure the student a spot. A non-refundable tuition balance will be invoiced and paid by February 15, 2022.
*Deposits and tuition payments will be refunded ONLY if a student is not accepted into the program
Are there any promotional discounts or scholarships available?: Yes!
Greek-American Heritage Scholarship: Please click here for information.
University and Teacher Referral $50 Discount (may be applied to EARLY ENROLLMENT OPTION):
Students and Alumni from Wagner College
Referrals of Rick Edinger of Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama
Referrals of McCaela Donovan of Boston University School of Theatre
Referrals of Joe Short of Harvard University & University of Rhode Island
Referrals of Ashley DeLane Burger
Referrals of Shana Dirik
Housing in Athens (3-4 nights): ITDP will be offering a housing package for those students interested. In Athens, we will be staying in the Acropole area, which is convenient to all major sites and seminar studios. Students may choose between double and single rooms, at our partnered hotel. Students should expect to stay 3-4 nights at approximately $70/night for a double & $125/night for a single including taxes and breakfast. Alternatively, students may find their own housing in Athens.
*Prices may vary for 2022
Final Night Housing: Most students will require one additional night in Athens or Rafina-port on the evening before they fly home. This cost will be similar to the nightly pricing above.
Housing in Syros (14 nights): ITDP offers a budget housing package at a pension directly across from our studio in the heart of Ermoupoli. Students can expect to pay approximately $27-$35/night depending on whether they choose a double, triple, or quad. Single rooms at our accommodation are based on availability only and will be approximately $66/night. Students may request to room with one another or may be assigned. Alternatively, students may find their own housing in Syros.
Medical Travel Insurance: Unlike many Cycladic islands, the cosmopolitan Syros offers an extensive hospital facility near our studio & housing location. In light of the recent global pandemic, ITDP is requesting that students purchase medical travel insurance for Summer 2022. This insurance is inexpensive and will offer peace of mind. ITDP will email suggested options to enrolled students.
Meals: ITDP accommodations do not include kitchens. Students should plan to stock up on snacks from local grocery stores that are dry or can be refrigerated. Our accommodation is directly next to a small cafe for breakfast options. There are also takeaway places within a 2-minute walk. Students should expect to spend about $12-$25 per basic meal out.
Flights: ITDP works with a Greek travel agent who is happy to assist our students in finding the best rates for flights. Otherwise, students are responsible for booking their own flights.
Ferries: Students should plan to spend approximately $70-$80 on ferry transportation to and from Syros, however, half-price ferry tickets can be purchased on Blue Star Ferry Line with the purchase of a $20 ISIC Card, which also boasts very affordable student travel insurance.
Transfers: ITDP is happy to set up transfers for our students to and from the airport. The driver will meet the student at passenger pick-up and assist with baggage. Approximately 45 Euros must be paid in cash to the driver upon pick-up and drop off. If arriving on the same flight as another ITDP student, the fare will be less per person. If traveling with another ITDP student, prices per person are at a lower rate. Rates for 2022 are not yet confirmed.
Ancient Theatre Production: Although we are unable to include it in our package due to the closures of theatres due to COVID-19, there may be a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to experience live theatre in an open-air Ancient Greek amphitheater in Summer 2022. If added, this opportunity would be highly encouraged but optional. Students would pay additional fees for tickets and travel to the performance by charter bus.