The cost of the program is $2,700.
For those interested in taking two courses (one in each program) we offer a 10% discount for a total tuition of $4,860.
For those interested to come with a person who will not be taking a course, we offer a discounted price for that person of $1,000 which includes the cost of the room, the two meals per day, and inclusion in the excursions and the festive dinner. Therefore, the cost for a person registered for a course and the escort who will not be registered for a course is a total of $3,700. Payment for the pair has to be done simultaneously.
Depending on the payment method there may be some small fees added (see Payment Methods below).
The tuition covers:
- Attendance of the lectures and issuing of an official transcript by Democritus University with the grade of the student and the number of credits obtained; the transcript can be used for transferring the credits to the student’s home institution. Please bear in mind that US colleges usually require obtaining a grade of C or higher in order to accept credits from a different institution. Colleges in other countries may have similar requirements.
- Stay for 13 days in the five-star Lucy hotel. Rooms are of double occupancy, some with sea views but a few with city views. We will try to accommodate all students in rooms with sea view but that will hinge on the overall registration numbers and the hotel's ability to honor the request in the midst of the tourist season. Please bear in mind that, in the case of late registrations, we may have to use triple occupancy rooms.
- Two meals a day, breakfast and dinner, served buffet style at Lucy hotel. There are two exceptions: the day of the excursion in Thassos we will have breakfast at the hotel and barbecue on the boat (no dinner will be offered). Also, the day before our departure we will have the festive dinner in a restaurant (not at Lucy) in addition to the breakfast at the hotel.
- Free transportation regarding the bus rides for the planned activities as well as the ferry ride and the boat in Thassos.
- Logistical support provided by the Academic Director and the staff of the program. .
- Access to the Academic Director of the program as well as the faculty who can provide informal advise for academic applications, particularly useful to high school students. Students who achieve a grade of A or A- will also be entitled to ask for a letter of recommendation which can be used, among others, for college or transfer applications.
The tuition does not cover:
- Airfare to and from Kavala. Given the limited number of flights to Kavala it is strongly recommended to register and book flights as early as possible.
- The cost of the reading materials that will be assigned by the instructors. Some instructors may choose to assign an electronic version of a book which is cheaper. Instructors will contact their own students well before the start of the program to provide further details.
- Travel insurance.
- Transportation to and from the airport as well as the cost of leisure activities other than the excursions organized by the program.
A COST PERSPECTIVE
The Unbound Prometheus summer program is priced very competitively compared to other European summer programs which rarely offer faculty of the same caliber and virtually never offer the quality of accommodations and leisure activities provided by us.
Students who attend US universities should consider the cost of our courses vs. the cost of taking a summer course in their own institution. The cost of the Unbound Prometheus courses is roughly 60% compared to tuition cost in a top US university. Not to mention that, unlike US universities, we have no extra fees such as registration fees. Even when the airfare is added our program is still cheaper. In the end, the decision boils down to taking a summer course in your own institution vs. spending less money and take it in an idyllic location, staying in a five-star hotel, have most of your meals covered, and engage in some fun activities in a different cultural environment.
special tuition arrangements for citizens and residents of greece
In recognition of the severe impact of the economic crisis which plagues Greek households for nearly a decade, Unbound Prometheus has decided to offer special tuition arrangements for Greek citizens who reside permanently in Greece. Those who are interested in taking our courses can write to us for details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE DEADLINE
The registration deadline we set originally has now passed. We thank all those who decided to join us next summer in Kavala. While most of our students will be coming from the US, we have had registrations from every continent (but Australia). In appreciation of this very positive response rate we have booked a number of extra rooms in the hotel, on top of the ones justified by our registrations so far. This move will allow us to keep receiving registrations in the next weeks and, possibly, months. But it is important to stress that once these extra rooms are filled, students can keep registering but they will be staying in another hotel, most likely one of 4 stars which is centrally located in the heart of Kavala. When the extra rooms in Lucy hotel run out we will be making it clear by posting the relevant information in this space as well as in the registration page.
We wish to express our deep appreciation to those students who decided to join us. We feel it is a gesture, in turn, of their own appreciation for our efforts in putting together a program of the highest quality. We very much look forward to receiving even more students for this coming summer and expand the diversity of countries they come from.
Prospective participants should fill the registration form when they are ready to proceed with the payment since it is the latter that makes the registration formal.
STUDENTS RESIDING IN THE US
1) You can send us a message in our email address (email@example.com) requesting to provide you with a physical address to which you can send a check for $2,700. Please write in the note section of the check (lower left corner) “Prometheus summer courses” as proof of payment.
2) You can do an electronic transfer from checking to checking account for $2,700, a service which is free on both ends. However, if your bank has an upper limit on the amounts that can be transferred daily you may have to make the payment in two different days. The information you will need to do the transfer is: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Account No: 770921992, Routing No: 021000021.
3)You can do a wire transfer by using the above account information numbers. In this case the check has to be for $2,715 (to cover the $15 bank fee). The latter fee is in addition to the one your own bank will charge you.
4) Use the PayPal link at the bottom of this page. The payment amount will be $2,778. The extra charge ($78) is to cover the PayPal fee.
STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE THE US
1) International wire transfer for $2,715 (to cover the $15 bank fee). Note: your own bank will also charge you a fee. The information you will need to do an international wire transfer is: Swift Code No: chasus33, and Account No: 770921992.
2) Use the PayPal link at the bottom of the page to make a payment for $2,805. The extra fee of $105 is to cover the cost of using PayPal.
The above statements apply to registrations for one course. For those interested in two courses, please take into account the discounted tuition of $4,860 and add the aforementioned fees (if applicable).
Important note: We kindly ask you to send us an email (email@example.com) informing us of the date, method you chose to make a payment, and whether the payment bears the student's name or the name of someone else.