Summer Opportunities

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Summer Courses in the US

Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) Summer Internships
The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) Summer Internship opportunities offer undergraduate students the opportunity to work at the CHS in Washington, D.C. 

Classical Association of New England Summer Institute
A week-long series of lectures and short courses. Participation does not require knowledge of ancient languages.

Conventiculum Dickinsoniense, Annual Workshop for Spoken Latin 
A six-day immersion seminar in active Latin led by Terence Tunberg and Milena Minkova.

Conventiculum Latinum, Annual Workshop for Spoken Latin 
Topics to be discussed in each session are wide-ranging. In many sessions participants will read, interpret, and discuss Latin texts in Latin. The purpose of these seminars is to add an active dimension to the experience of those who already possess a passive reading knowledge of Latin. First-time participants and people new to spoken Latin are especially welcome, and the program always features special sessions designed with newcomers in mind. Participants who are already experienced in the active use of Latin are also welcome. It is the organizers' intention that these seminars will provide participants at all levels with a pleasant opportunity to practice their skills in spoken and written Latin, and to meet like-minded others.

UGA Classics Summer Institute
Each year the Institute offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate Latin and Classics courses including in odd-numbered years a Methods course for Latin teachers.

University of Washington
Basic first-year Greek and Latin are available in one Summer Quarter. Students completing intensive Greek or Latin courses earn 10 quarter credits. These courses prepare students to continue the language at the intermediate level.

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The Robert Lamberton and Susan Rotroff Fund in Classics supports summer study by undergraduate or graduate students.

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Summer Courses Abroad

Archaeological Fieldwork

Join archaeological digs in Spain and Italy.

ArchaeoTek - Archaeological Techniques and Research Center
Summer field opportunities in field archaeology and bioarchaeology in Transylvania (Romania)

Columbia Summer Program in Italy: Archaeological Fieldwork at Hadrian's Villa
Columbia University offers a four-week summer program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with the unique opportunity to excavate and learn together at Hadrian’s Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site near Rome and the most important of Roman imperial villas. 

The Gabii Project
Excavations run by the University of Michigan at Gabii, near Rome.

Poggio Civitate Excavation
Summer Program in Tuscany.

Trasimeno Archaeology Field School
The Trasimeno Archaeology Field School provides a curricular concentration in Archaeology and History based in nearby Castiglione del Lago on the shores of Lake Trasimeno between Umbria and Tuscany.

Archaeological Institute of America Field School Bulletin
Postings of various field school opportunities.


Other Summer Courses Abroad

The American Institute for Roman Culture
Four weeks of immersive on-site lectures in Rome.

American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae
Courses that appeal to students studying archaeology, anthropology, classics, art, history and cultural heritage are offered. In addition, students will participate in faculty-led trips and educational excursions to various cities and archaeological sites and museums. 

Arcadia in Rome Summer
Includes a course in Roman Archaeological Sites, as well as courses in Italian. Administered by Arcadia University.

American Academy in Rome Classical Summer School
Six-week intensive study of history and archaeology in Rome and its environs: highly recommended

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Programs
ASCA programs include a six-week session and two 18-day seminars.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Scholarships available for a course in Intensive Modern Greek in August

College Year in Athens (CYA)
Courses in Modern Greek, Greek Archaeology and Civilization, Modern Greece, and Early Christianity.

Greek Studies On Site
Offers 2- and 3-week intensive summer programs, taking place in Athens and Greek archaeological sites

IES Rome Summer Program
Includes courses in Ancient History and Art as well as Italian

Summer School in Latin, University of Bologna
3-week course (taught in English) in beginning or intermediate Latin, taught in Bologna, Italy.

The University of Georgia Classics in Rome
Five to Six weeks of summer courses in Roman history, art, literature, archaeology, and Latin.

Greek Palaeography Summer School at Oxford
A one-week intensive course in Greek palaeography.

The University of South Dakota Isles of Greece
A two-week interdisciplinary course on the Aegean taught while sailing.

Vergilian Society Tours
Three-week tours of various parts of Italy, and sometimes elsewhere in Europe and the Mediterranean world, arranged around Roman themes.

San Gemini Preservation Studies
Offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in preservation and conservation.

Greek in Grece - Ohio University and the University of Patras
A five-week study abroad program that features an intense study of ancient Greek. 

Unbound Prometheus
An intellectual retreat that offers two-week intensive courses on a variety of topics in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts in Kavala, northern Greece. 

Hellenic Education Research Center
HERC offers a variety of two week courses held around Greece.

Paideia Institute Summer Programs in Classics
The Paideia Institute offers a number of programs, including spoken Latin and Greek experiences (held in Rome and Greece, respectively), a seminar on Caesar in Gaul, and an internship in Rome.

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