ASCSA SUMMER SESSION
DEADLINE: January 15, 2019
The Summer Session program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a six-week session designed for those who wish to become acquainted with Greece and its major monuments, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, material culture, literature, and culture from antiquity to the present. The Director for the 2019 Summer Session (June 10 to July 24, 2019) is Professor Matthew Sears, University of New Brunswick.
Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Enrollment is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking colleges, universities, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.
Format: The ASCSA Summer Session has provided the most extensive exposure to Greece, ancient and modern, for generations of students of Classics and related fields. It has a strong academic component with participants researching and presenting topics on site and offers unique opportunities to interact with eminent archaeologists in the field. Roughly half of the session is spent in travel throughout Greece. Three trips of varying duration give the participant an introduction to the major archaeological sites and museum collections. The remainder of the session is devoted to study of the museums and monuments of Athens and the surrounding area with day trips to such sites as Marathon, Sounion, and Eleusis. The Summer Session’s commitment to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece’s rich history leads to long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean climate. Participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.
Cost: Fees for the 2019 program are $4,900. This includes tuition, room for the entire six-week period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information at https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/summer-session/ss-scholarships.
Application: More information and online application forms are available through the website at https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/summer-session. Applicants will complete an online application. Applicants are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application, and arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by January 15, 2019. Application fee: $25.
Link to application: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115817/ascsa-summer-session-application
All applicants will be notified by March 20, 2019.