2020 Classical Summer School

Academic Programs - 2020 Classical Summer School


The 2020 program was canceled.

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 15–July 24, 2020.

Application Deadline

December 15, 2019. Notification of acceptance into the program by end of January 2020; AAR scholarships awarded by end of March 2020.


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


The program fee of $4,500 includes tuition, accommodation (double occupancy; some singles are available for additional cost), five meals per week at AAR or a local restaurant, and the cost of trips to sites in and around Rome. It does not include airfare, personal expenses (or additional, unplanned expenditures), breakfasts, lunches, 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 in a shared double room for the six-week program. 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 11:59pm on December 15, 2019. Please thoroughly read the 2020 Program Descripton and the 2020 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 by the application deadline:

Prof. 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 as part of the program application. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply for funding and scholarships offered through their home institution, regional and state classical organizations, however these applications are submitted independently from the Classical Summer School application. Please see list of 2020 Awards for Study (link below) for more information and eligibility.

Deadline for receipt of full payment of program costs is May 1, 2020. Payment instructions will be provided upon confirmation of program participation.