All interested students should apply for the See Beyond Award, a $4,000 stipend for a significant summer experience of 6-10 weeks. Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, March 28th, 2014. Please check the sites for updated program information, dates and deadlines. Note that links may change over time, so if the direct links don't work, try searching for these or similar programs using the titles, or keywords.
Greek and Latin
City University of New York/Greek Summer Institute
- What: intensive study of elementary-intermediate Latin or Greek in ten weeks, with a focus on the development of reading proficiency, including readings of major genres of literature (epic, dramatic, historiographic, etc.). Intensive advanced Greek/Latin might be available in 2013.
- When: June 10-August 20, 2013, 10 weeks, 5 days/week, seven hours/day
- Where: New York City, CUNY Graduate Center
- Costs: $2860 tuition and fees (NY state residents), $5920 tuition and fees (non-residents); housing handled separately
McGill University Summer Institute in Classical Studies
- What: intensive introductory Latin; classical mythology; classical and modern media
- When: June 3-July 4 or July 8-August 5, 2013, four-eight weeks, 4 days/week, 3 hours/day (both semesters: Latin); four weeks, 4 days/week, 3 hours/day (first semester: myth; second semester: media)
- Costs: $1600 for 3 credits tuition and fees; housing from $720-1420 based on length of stay
Living Latin in Rome: The Paideia Institute Living Latin program
- What: daily readings, rigorous grammar and syntax review, and active oral production of classical Latin with, among other instructors, Msgr. Daniel Gallagher, Papal Latinist
- When: June 10-July 12, 2013: five weeks, five days/week, four hours/day
- Where: Rome - sites, museums - as a classroom in the morning; readings in ancient, medieval or renaissance Latin in a classroom in the afternoon. Field trips beyond Rome on Saturdays to Tiberius' grotto at Sperlonga; Hadrian's villa at Tivoli; Pompeii; Mt. Vesuvius and the Sibyl's cave at Cumae; Ostia Antica and more. Sundays free.
- Eligibility: intermediate Latin required
- Costs: $3750 tuition and housing
Living Greek in Greece: The Paedeia Institute Living Greek program
- What: daily readings, rigorous grammar and syntax review, and active oral production of Attic Greek
- When: August 12-23, 2013: two weeks, five days/week, three hours/day
- Where: Selianitika, Greece, a seaside village. Theme: "Home and Homecomings," with readings in the morning from Xenophon's Oeconomicus and Lysias' On the Murder of Eratosthenes. Afternoons devoted to Homer's Odyssey, with discussions in Attic Greek! Study trips include a visit to Homer's Ithaca.
- Eligibility: intermediate Greek required
- Cists: $1950 tuition and housing
- Contact: email@example.com
Archaeological Field Work
Kenchreai Excavations: Archaeology, History and Culture in Greece
- What: field school, seminars, and excursions centered at the Kenchreai excavations near ancient Corinth in Greece. Data analysis, artifact processing and conservation, architectural survey, stratigraphic documentation; plus lectures on ancient religion, biological anthropology, etc.
- When: June 4-July 1, 2013, four weeks
- Where: Corinth and Kenchreai (beachside site), plus trips to Perachora, Mycenae, Nemea, Epidauros and Nafplion
- Costs: $3800 tuition, room and board except some weekend meals, transportation to Corinth
- $1500 scholarship available through Sunoikisis; deadline was Feb.1, 2013, but applications are still being accepted
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Azoria Project Field School in Classical Archaeology
- What: field school focusing on excavation and recording techniques on Azoria, Crete, an Iron Age and Archaic Greek city. Lectures by specialists in ceramics, architecture, lithics, archaeobotanists, zooarchaeologists and others round out the course.
- When: June 10-July 20, 2013, eight weeks
- Where: Azoria, near Kavousi in eastern Crete, Greece
- Costs: $6790 for tuition and fees, room and board; or $3000 for no academic credit (~internship)
- Contact: email@example.com
D.E.P.A.S. of Mycenae: The Lower Town
- What: excavation and field school program, including training in digging, recording, plotting, drawing, sifting, surveying; and recording, cataloguing and studying artifacts, at the Lower Town outside the citadel walls. Program includes field trips to museums and sites in Athens, Nafplion, Argos, Tiryns, Corinth, Epidauros, Olympia and Delphi.
- When: May 30-June 29, 2013, four weeks
- Where: Mycenae in the Argolid (Peloponnese), Greece
- Costs: $5650 tuition and fees, room and board, local transportation; or $4000 for no academic credit (~internship)
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excavations of Roman provincial Dacia (modern Romania)
- What: three different excavations in Roman Dacia (now Transylvania), the NE provincial frontier
- Where and when (duration varies from four to five weeks)
- June 2-July 6, 2013: provincial sites along major communication routs in Rapolt
- July 7-August 10, 2013: Dacian Iron Age acropolis: religious, civilian and military centers, Racos Commune
- June 2-29, 2013: experimental archaeology: recreating artifacts and experiencing life as a Draco-Roman (forging, building workshops and houses, training in weapons and martial fighting techniques), Teleac
- Costs: varied according to length of stay, type of program. Maximum:~$1985 tuition, fees and housing
- Contact: email@example.com
American Academy in Rome Summer Program in Roman Pottery
- What: introduction to Roman pottery studies, working with the American Academy's collections
- When: June 10-July 12, 2013, four weeks
- Where: American Academy in Rome, plus visits to important sites and major collections of material; lectures and hands-on work with previously unstudied ceramic material; opportunity to join the University of Cincinnati's Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia
- Costs: $5000 tuition, room and board
Excavating in the Aegean: The Case of Despotiko
- What: Learn the basic methods of stratigraphic excavation, in-field documentation, and architectural conservation under the direction of Yannos Kourayos, Director of the excavations at Despotiko, Greek Ministry of Culture
- When: May 27-June 22, 2013
- Where: Despotiko in the Cycladic islands, Greece
- Costs: $2990, recommended 4 credits
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae
- What: excavation of baths at Roman Carsulae with instruction in excavation strategies, techiniques and recording, handling and conservation of artifacts, drafting of site plans and analytical rendering
- When: June 16-July 27, 2013
- Where: Roman Carusae, located north of Rome in modern Umbria
- Costs: $850 per week, including room and board
- Contact: email@example.com
Other Excavation Opportunities
American School of Classical Studies Summer Programs
- What: intensive introduction to ancient-to-modern Greece with an emphasis on the topography, monuments, literature and archaeology
- When: two sessions, June 10-July 24 and June 17-July 31, 2013, six weeks each
- Where: based in Athens, with extensive side trips to Crete (6 days), the Peloponnese (10 days), and northern Greece (7 days), visiting over 60 sites and museums
- Costs: $4500 tuition, room and board except Sunday meals and meals outside of Athens, museum and site fees; financial aid is available
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Academy in Rome Classical Summer School
- What: intensive study of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources
- When: June 17-July 26, 2013, five weeks
- Where: Rome!
- Costs: $6300 tuition, room and board, except lunches; scholarships available
- Contact: email@example.com
San Gemini Preservation Studies Programs
- What: multiple programs focused on architectural survey and restoration, traditional methods of painting, conservation of archaeological ceramics, and the restoration of books and works of art on paper. The field projects involve survery and restoration of medieval churches, archaeological excavation in Roman city of Carsulae, and work on local archival material.
- When (sessions are 4 weeks, one program per session)
- Session One: May 26-June 22,2013: "Building Restoration", "Ceramic Restoration" or "Book Bindings Restoration"
- June 25-July 5, 2013: Intersession Trip to Siena, Florence and Rome
- Session Two: July 7-August 3, 2013: "Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents" or "Traditional Painting Techniques and Conservation Issues"
- Where: San Gemini, a small hill town in Umbria along the Via Flaminia
- Costs: $3900 for one program, $5550 for one program and field trip, $9450 for two programs and field trip
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skidmore and Associated Institutional Programs
Skidmore Summer School Session I: Women in Greek Tragedy
- What: three-credit course offered by Prof. Westerhold during Summer Session I. This course explores the representation of women in the tragic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Students will also consider the cultural context of their gendered production. What attitudes, beliefs (religious and scientific) and fears are motivating the construction of "women" in these male-authored plays? In what ways did the male actors of ancient drama complicate the construction of the female roles they played? Would every audience member have interpreted the "women" on stage in the same way? Readings will include plays in translation as well as relevant scholarship on the topic.
- Where: Skidmore campus
- When: May 28-June 28, 2013, four+ weeks
- Costs: $1980 tuition and fees; room and board to be determined
- Contact: email@example.com
Advanced Studies in England in Bath: Roman Britain
- What: course on "Romans in Britain," in which students examine the impact of the Roman invasion of Britain and the role and function of Britain within the wider Roman empire. Topics such as imperialism and "Romanization" are explored within the context of the Roman city of Bath and the surrounding countryside. Concurrent enrollment in one other ASE summer course is required; courses include "The Grand Tour and the Literary Imagination"; "J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Anglo-American Fantasy Literature"; Poets of Art, Architecture and Abbeys"; "Writing the Short Story" and "Writing and the American Indian Presence in England"
- Where: Bath and southwest England
- When: June 8-July 13, 2013, five weeks, 2 hours/day per course, each course meets twice/week with field trips to Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Oxford and Cornwall
- Costs: $4800 tuition, fees, room, and all program-related travel and program related meals (most meals not included); one scholarship available
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship opportunities through Skidmore
- What: Skidmore's Career Development Center is the place to consult about internship possibilities - both for credit and for pay - during the summer. Each summer's offerings are rich and varied and it is up to you to identify and apply for the internship that most suits your interests.
- Where: anywhere!
- When: throughout the summer
- Costs: vary dramatically, due to location and whether the internship is paid or for credit.
- Contact: CDC and Office of Academic Advising both are located in Starbuck, second floor. Once you have identified a possible internship opportunity, consult with any member of the Classics faculty for how that opportunity might complement your academic studies.
Internship at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies
- What: Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies offers paid internships in two fields: electronic publishing and curricular/conference support.
- Where: Washington, DC, near Diplomatic Row (across the street from the Clinton residency)
- When: May 31-July 31, 2013
- Cost: none - a paid internship, amounting to approximately $3000