Founded in 1986, the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting (DFLTI) is the only University Department in Greece and Europe dedicated to training Greek-speaking translators and interpreters. The DFLTI accepts students for both studies and traineeship.
How to get to the University
The University can be reached by boat, plane or long-distance buses (KTEL) and, of course, via car.
Long-distance buses (KTEL) leave regularly from Athens (duration of journey: 5 hours) and Thessaloniki (duration: 4 hours) to the port of Igoumenitsa. Students may contact the KTEL stations using the following numbers:
Flights depart every day from Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport to Corfu airport. The flight lasts approximately 50 minutes. There are many regular and charter airlines flying to and from Corfu. Information on itineraries can be found either by going to the airport’s website (Eleftherios Venizelos or Corfu Airport), or by calling two of the major airlines:
- Olympic Air (Corfu: +30 26610 38187, Athens: +30 210 3550500)
- Aegean Airlines: (Cοrfu: +30 26610 27100, Athens: +30 210 6261000).
Corfu is also directly connected by air with other European cities via charter flights during the summer season, i.e., from March to October.
Ionian University does not provide any housing. Students are advised to seek accommodation on their own.
Cost of accommodation
Depending on the type of accommodation (flat-sharing, small apartment etc.), a student should estimate approximately 250-400€ per month for housing expenses. For accommodation seekers, there are notice boards at the entrances of the University buildings with ads for rentals (house, flat or even rooms).
House Rental Contract
At the time of enrollment, students must provide a copy of their lease contract. This is a required document along with other academic or government certificates needed for the completion of the enrollment process.
When leasing, please keep the following in mind:
- Length of contract
- Terms of Contract
- Past reviews of the accommodation
- Arrange temporary accommodation in a hotel or similar facility before arriving in Corfu so that you can view properties in person
- Do not pay money upfront before seeing the property
- Always make sure that the landlord(s) provide a receipt of lease payment
- Take photos of the property when moving in. This can be used to ensure that you leave the property in the same state as it was when you arrived, and hence can get back any safety deposit given.
A most useful resource on these matters is the University's tips and tricks guide.