Classical Summer School

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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.

2019 Dates

June 17–July 26, 2019

2019 Application Deadline

December 17, 2018

Notification of acceptance into the program by January 15, 2019; scholarships awarded by February 1, 2019.

2019 Director

Professor Gretchen Meyers, Associate Professor, Franklin & Marshall College

Program Costs

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 December 17, 2018. Please thoroughly read the 2019 Guidelines before completing the Classical Summer School Application.

2019 CSS Guidelines (PDF)
2019 CSS Application Instructions (PDF)
Link to Online Application

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

Prof. Gretchen Meyers
Associate Professor of Classics
Franklin & Marshall College


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 Awards for Study 2019 (PDF) for more information and eligibility.

Deadline for tuition payments is May 1, 2019.

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 10022-1001 USA