2018 Classical Summer School

Academic Programs - 2018 Classical Summer School


This six-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.


June 18–July 27, 2018.

Application Deadline

December 15, 2017 (please note earlier deadline). Notification of acceptance into the program by January 15; scholarships awarded by February 1.


Gretchen Meyers, Associate Professor of Classic, Franklin and Marshall College.


Tuition: $1,900.

Basic room and board: $2,500 (estimated).

Tuition, room, and board will total approximately $4,400, not including airfare, personal expenses, and additional, unplanned expenditures. This estimate does not include weekend meals, any travel not directly related to the program of the Summer School, nor expenses such as laundry, tips, amusements, or shopping.


Students of the Classical Summer School will stay in shared apartments. The estimated room and board cost for six-week program is $2,500 per person for a shared double room with five meals per week at AAR or a local restaurant. Some single rooms will be available at additional cost. Final admission to the program is contingent upon the participant's completion of a room and board application (which will be sent along with the acceptance letter).

Application Materials

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017. Please thoroughly read the 2018 Program Description and the 2018 Application Instructions (links at the bottom of the page) before completing the Classical Summer School application.

Two letters of recommendation are required in support of the application. Letters of recommendation must be emailed to the director:

Gretchen Meyers
Associate Professor of Classics
Franklin and Marshall College
gretchen.meyers [at] fandm.edu (gretchen[dot]meyers[at]fandm[dot]edu)


Several scholarships are offered through the American Academy in Rome and can be applied for on the program application. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for scholarships offered through their regional and state classical organizations, however these applications are submitted independently from the Classical Summer School application. Please see list of 2018 Awards for Study (link below) for more information and eligibility.

Deadline for tuition payments is May 1, 2018.

Accepted participants should send a single check for both tuition and housing, made out to the American Academy in Rome, with an indication in memo line of “Classical Summer School” to: American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022 USA.