ASCSA SUMMER SESSION
DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
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, literature, and culture from antiquity to the present.
The Director for the 2018 Summer Session (June 4 to July 18, 2018) is Professor Daniel B. Levine, University of Arkansas.
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 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 in North and Central Greece, the Peloponnese, and Crete. 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 2018 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 http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/ss-scholarships.
Application: More information and online application forms are available through the website at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/application-to-summer-sessions. 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. Application fee: $25.
Link to application: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-summer-session-application/
Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr
All applicants will be notified by March 20.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.