vocational training & work experience

Preparation for working life

Preparation for Working Life combines work placement in a local company and a classroom-based unit, 'Preparation for gaining employment’. The programme is designed to prepare participants for professional life and help them develop their communication skills.

Project-based training

Project-based training is a highly beneficial programme for participants with lower language skills or wishing to work in a difficult industry sector. The training takes place in a partner centre and is a hands-on, practical experience where participants complete smaller projects to better understand the work cycle in their chosen trade.

teacher training & STAFF MOBILITY

Job shadowing

What better way to gain a new perspective on teaching than with the help of other teachers? Tellus works with a network of local schools, giving you an opportunity to enhance your English teaching methods by ‘job shadowing’ colleagues.

work experience

If you teach a particular profession back home, you can find out how that profession works in practice in Greece with our unique work experience opportunities.

Athens, Greece

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history. In the 5th Century BC.the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm, with a huge number of world-class cultural activities.

Apart from the wonderful coast of Attica where you can swim or enjoy the thriving nightlife, within a couple of hours travel from Athens you can enjoy numerous historical sites, such as the oracle of Delphi or the temple of Sounio, as well as amazing islands such as Egina and Hydra.

5 places to see

  • Acropolis hill
  • The tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Panathenaic stadium
  • Byzantine museum
  • Mount Lycabettus

Social and Cultural

The “core” of the historic centre of Athens is the Plaka neighborhood (at the eastern side of the Acropolis), which has been inhabited without interruption since antiquity. Taverna - restaurants,bars and cafes are all over around here as well as in Thisio, Monastiraki and Kerameikos - Gazi area, where the former Gas works now have been turned into a cultural centre of the Athens municipality (“Technopolis”).

The main central squares of the town, Syntagma and Omonia are linked by Stadiou Street and Panepistimiou Avenue. Here is the downtown with hundreds of shops and historic buildings.



Athens Airport is conveniently located on the outskirts of the city.

Transfer options: Metro or public buses. All the terminal stations are just outside the airport exits. Alternatively, you can take a taxi.


Athens has adequate transport network consisting of 3 metro lines, busses & tram reaching most parts of the city.


  • Self- catering fully furnished apartments. (Single, twin or double rooms). Day meals can be arranged in tavern/restaurant upon request.
  • Bed and breakfast/guesthouse
  • Hotel

your health care


  • Treatment is free of charge for all EU nationals but you will have to pay for any of the medicines you may need.
  • Any students from outside the EU will need to have their own medical insurance.


  • You will need an appointment. If you live with a host family you can see their General Practitioner who will sign you in as a visitor
  • If you live in self-catering accommodation, contact Tellus and we will make an appointment for you.


  • In case of serious illness, life threatening emergency or injury, call 112 and ask for an ambulance.
  • Give the full name of the person requiring medical assistance, their date of birth, sex, and the exact location, e.g. the nearest house number (or landmark) and street name
  • For a non-emergency, please ask your host family for help, call Tellus for assistance or take a taxi to the nearest hospital
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