Students attending the program will be strictly supervised and, for their own safety and well-being, are expected to abide by the rules outlined in this section.
For an outline on each of Hyphenology's rules, please click on the links to
The program has a zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol: no drinking, no drugs. Any student caught in
possession of or consuming alcohol or drugs will be sent home on the first available flight, at their own expense.
Guardians will be notified immediately.
Unless on planned excursions, students are not allowed outside the accommodation complex without a supervisor after 8 pm,
and all students must return to their rooms by 11 pm.
Supervisors will make rounds at this time to ensure that this
curfew is met.
Anyone caught in breach of curfew will be placed on probation in the first instance
and sent home in the second instance, at their own expense.
Hyphenology hires its own private, English-speaking doctor
during the duration of the program.
Students are required to have travel insurance from their respective countries that covers medical
costs and injuries and is suitable for travel in the Mediterranean region (more specifically, Greece and Turkey).
Hyphenology can recommend insurance agencies specializing in student travel abroad, but the final decision about
the insurance provider and specific policies, is left to each parent/guardian.
It is mandatory that students attend all their classes,
except in exceptional circumstances and with the director's permission.
Final evaluations will take the attendance record into
Unless they speak with and get written permission from the
director, students are not allowed to attend classes other
than those they have been assigned.
Course grades and evaluations will be determined by the individual tutors.
On days when students will be taken as a group to various locations on the island, they will be
expected to follow the same rules that apply when they are
at the camp.
Students will be given free time during the day to explore areas they find of interest. It is strongly recommended
that they travel in pairs or larger groups. Meeting times and points will be assigned during the day, and students
will be expected to arrive and report to these on time.
Emergency contact numbers will be provided.
Codes of Conduct when visiting religious or ancient sites
A number of the places to which the students will be taken are centers of worship or sacred ancient sites.
The monasteries, for example, have a dress code. Looting or vandalizing of the petrified stones in the
Sigri Petrified Forest, a federal crime.
Students will be informed of the proper codes of conduct for each of these sites and
are expected to follow them during the duration of their
Car / Motorbike Rental
Students will not be allowed to rent cars or motorbikes during the duration of the program. All rental agencies in
Mytilene will be informed of this rule, and any student attempting to break it will be sent home on the first available flight,
at their own expense.
The beaches on Lesvos are well known for their beauty and are widely regarded as safe for recreation.
While guardians will be with the students on the beach, we state that students will be swimming at their
own risk and should only do so if they are competent swimmers. It is strongly recommended that students
should visit the beaches in groups and observe normal safety precautions.
Students will be expected to treat their instructors, peers, and locals with respect.
The program's discipline committee will deal with any incidents of harassment, bullying,
or misconduct in a strict manner.