Slide Student Handbook

The Economic Summer Programme (Cyprus) is about acquiring new knowledge and sharing experience. Its highly specialized programme provides a unique format of learning, including theoretical and interactive work with lecturers, and practical tasks. In addition, ESP is a great opportunity to learn about Cyprus as a country with high economic and socio-cultural potential.

Here you will find information on what to expect during your stay in Cyprus and what the roles and responsibilities at ESP are.

  • Attendance is a critical element of academic performance and success.
  • Students are expected to be in class at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start.
  • Students will be notified of any significant changes to the Programme schedule within a reasonable time frame.
  • ESP administrator is to be notified in the event that a student requires absence for a valid reason (e.g. illness).
  • The dress code at ESP is smart casual, however visiting the Presidential Palace requires formal attire. Swimming shorts, beach tops, flip-flops, and headwear are not allowed.

ESP administrators will be waiting for students at the arrival gate at the airport with name signs, to accompany them to the hotel. On the departure day, students will be transferred to the airport according to their flight schedules.

Academic premises and students’ accommodations are both situated in the Curium Palace Hotel at the address: 11, Byron Street, Limassol 3105.

The colonial-style building is located in the centre of Limassol. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms with a balcony, an outdoor pool, a conference hall, and other facilities.
The distance to the nearest beach is 300 m, and the old city abundant in distinctive restaurants, cafés and bars is only a 15-minute walk away.

In addition to intense studying schedule, ESP offers a carefully curated series of cultural and entertaining events as part of the programme to help students make the most of their time in Cyprus.

The Economic Summer Programme provides additional activities and sightseeing tours. During their stay in Cyprus, students will have an opportunity to enjoy the following:

  • Troodos Mountains
  • Omodos village
  • Kolossi Castle
  • Kourion archaeological site
  • Aphrodite’s Rock
  • St Neophytos Cave
  • Tombs of the Kings
  • House of Dionysos

Elective Activities

ESP administrators can advise on various activities available in Limassol, such as sports and water sports, cinema, theatre, and museums.

The social media policy (Policy) provides guidelines for the students and ESP staff on how to use social media to safeguard ESP’s reputation online. For the purposes of this Policy, social media incudes any form of interactive online communication on blogs, online forums and channels, social networking sites, and other sites and services that allow users to generate and share content through text, images, audio, and video.

ESP encourages its participants to use social media, recognizing the value of social media for communication with students, speakers, other ESP partners, and business environment. The present Policy is developed with the aim to establish a culture of using social media for these purposes.

The following principles apply to the use of social media on behalf of ESP as well as the personal use of social media when referring to ESP:

  • Only ESP administration is permitted to post material on social media on behalf of ESP.
  • Students may share the content posted in ESP social media channels, provided that it has not been amended and its source is cited.
  • All trademarks, logos, and images used in ESP’s social media channels, as well as the copyright in the posts (except where other contributors are acknowledged) are the intellectual property of ESP. The students shall not copy or misuse them in any way.
  • Students shall not publish or otherwise disclose any internal information or information marked as confidential, about ESP. If in doubt, students shall contact ESP administration.
  • Students shall use their best judgment in posting material on their accounts with references to ESP, its team, or other students.
  • Posts on social media networks and other types of online content can generate media attention. In case a student receives a media enquiry, ESP Administration shall be notified for further assistance.

In applying this Policy, the students are also required to consult the General Agreement.

Equality & Diversity aspect receives special attention in ESP. One of the key goals of the Programme is to create a common space in which everybody can explore the concept of ‘cultural diversity’ and its various applications.

ESP is committed to providing a high-quality, supportive, and inclusive learning environment that empowers the students in our community.

ESP responsibilities:

  • Flight booking, visa services (paperwork and payment)
  • Insurance (basic first aid care cover)
  • Transfers to/from airports according to schedules
  • Accommodation (double-occupancy hotel room with an en-suite bathroom)
  • Meals (3 warm, nutritious meals a day + water and snacks). Vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary options are available on request.
  • Course completion certificate
  • Excursions and other entertainment in accordance with the programme
  • Activities which are not included in the official programme are at students’ discretion and may result in extra costs.

Students’ responsibilities:

  • Students shall provide all required documents for the arrangement of flights, hotel accommodation, visa, and insurance within the requested time frame.
  • Students shall attend all activities in accordance with the programme.
  • Students shall treat the property of premises with the greatest care and respect.
  • Costs of extra activities (activities in addition to the official programme) as well as personal pocket expenses shall be covered by students.

Call 112 to reach all emergency services – medical, fire, or police.

Operators in Cyprus speak English.


If you still have questions, explore our Frequently Asked Questions section.