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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.

The deadlines for applying to these programs are typically in mid-autumn or early winter; please check the program websites for more specific information if you are interested in applying.

Language

The Paideia Institute:

Living Greek in Greece

This two-week intensive program, held in Selianitika, Greece, introduces students to spoken Attic Greek. Participants should have a basic reading knowledge of Attic Greek. For further information, including program dates and costs, visit the Paideia Institute's website. Full and partial scholarships are available, and academic credit is available for an extra fee.

Living Latin in Rome

This two-week intensive program gives students the opportunity to learn conversational Latin and to read Latin texts at important sites in and around Rome. For further information, including program dates and costs, visit the Paideia Institute's website. Full and partial scholarships are available, and academic credit is available for an extra fee.

Cultural 

Vergilian Society Tours

The Vergilian Society offers 9-14-day summer and winter tours which provide enjoyable opportunities to learn more about the history and culture of the ancient Greco-Roman world. To learn about upcoming tours, please visit the Vergilian society's website.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

This six-week program, open to professors, teachers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, is an opportunity to visit archaeological sites throughout Greece and to learn about the ancient world in great detail. Applications are due in January; visit ASCSA's website for information about this year’s deadlines and program fees. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of academic merit; seniors may also apply for a scholarship through Eta Sigma Phi.

The American Academy in Rome

This five-to-six-week program, intended for teachers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, provides an opportunity to learn more about the founding and development of Rome through the study of material remains and literary sources. Applications for this competitive program are due in December; visit the American Academy's website for information about this year’s deadlines, program dates, and attendance fees. Applicants who check the appropriate boxes on the application are automatically considered for some scholarships; seniors can also apply for a scholarship through Eta Sigma Phi.

 

 

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

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