EUROSUD students may apply for funding for activities linked to the programme and/or their related career development that reflect the ethos and learning objectives of the degree programme. Below, we hear from Felix, one of our second year Research Track students, on how he was able to enrol on a four-month Greek class at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athen’s Modern Greek Language Teaching Centre, thanks to the fund. 

With support from the EUROSUD Career Development Fund, I have enrolled in a four month Greek class at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens’s Modern Greek Language Teaching Centre. The centre is located at the NKUA’s main campus in Zografou which I had not visited before and which, with its big faculty buildings, parks, and canteens, provides me with another experience of Greek university life.

As for the course, I find that the B1-level class I am taking connects nicely to my previous knowledge of the language and will hopefully improve my level to conversational which has always been a lifelong goal of mine. Also, speaking Greek fluently at least at some very basic level could greatly expand my professional opportunities to work as a journalist reporting on and from Greece.

I feel privileged to be given this chance in the second and final semester at NKUA, as the evening language classes also provide a welcome change from working on the Master’s dissertation.