Summer Language & Culture Programs


Language & Cultural Programs

Do you ever dream about what it'd be like standing in the Roman Forum or gazing at the Parthenon? Do you ever wonder what it'd be like to speak the so called "dead" languages of Greek or Latin? Below is a compilation of programs that will allow you to experience Greco-Roman world firsthand. Many scholarships are available to help fund these programs, some of which can be found under Scholarships & Funding, and others on the programs' websites themselves.

Most of the deadlines have been updated for 2018, but be on the lookout mid autumn/early winter for the rest of those important dates! 


The Paideia Institute:

Living Greek in Greece

This is a two week (August 4 - August 19, 2018) intensive introduction to spoken Attic Greek held in Selianitika, Greece. Participants should have a basic reading knowledge of Attic Greek. The program cost is $2750 (not including airfare), but full and partial scholarships are available. Academic credit is available for an extra fee. More information can be found on the Paideia Institute's website.

Living Latin in Rome

This five-week (June 9 - July 15, 2018) intensive program gives students the opportunity to learn conversational Latin and to read Latin texts at important sites in and around Rome. The program cost is $3580 (not including airfare), but full and partial scholarships are available. Academic credit is available for an extra fee.  Please visit the Paideia's website for more information.


Vergilian Society Summer Tours

The Vergilian Society offers 10-12 day summer and winter tours which provide enjoyable opportunities to learn more about the ancient world. Academic credit is not available, but this is still a fun way of increasing your knowledge. Prices vary based on the particular tour; members of Eta Sigma Phi can apply for a scholarship. Visit the Vergilian Society's website for information on the 2018 tours.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

This six-week program (June 4 – July 18, 2018) gives students the opportunity to visit archaeological sites all over Greece and to learn about the ancient world in great detail. This competitive program is open to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and to teachers and professors. Applications are due by January 15 and the program fee is $4900 (not including airfare and most meals). Financial aid is awarded on the basis of academic merit (and there is also a scholarship available for seniors through Eta Sigma Phi). For more information visit ASCSA's website.

The American Academy in Rome

This six-week program (June 18 - July 27, 2018) gives students the opportunity to learn more about the founding and development of Rome from studying material remains and literary sources. This competitive program is intended for graduate students, mature undergraduates, and teachers. The program costs around $4400 (not including airfare, weekend meals, and personal expenses). Applicants who check the appropriate boxes on the application are automatically considered for some scholarships (and seniors can also apply for a scholarship through Eta Sigma Phi). Academic credit is available. The application deadline is December 15, 2017. Those accepted will be notified by January 15, 2018, and scholarships will be awarded by February 1. You can visit their website for more information, which includes a PDF of available awards and scholarships for the Academy. 



Background photo: the Temple of Hephaestus at Athens © 2016 by Isabella Villanueva, BA '18


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