Program Details

The Summer Session is a six-week session 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, and literature from antiquity to the present.
Location:
Athens, Greece
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Graduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

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, and literature from antiquity to the present.

The 2020 Summer Session runs from June 15 to July 29, 2020, and its Director is Professor J. Matthew Harrington of Tufts University.

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 give participants an introduction to the major archaeological sites and museum collections throughout the country. 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 and archaeology leads to long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean summer. Participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.

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, may be required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.

Cost: The fee for the 2020 program is $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, most meals outside Athens, 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.

Application: Applicants will complete an online application, for which they will submit pdf scans of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) and arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by the application deadline, January 10, 2020. All applicants will be notified in February, 2020. More information and the online application form are available through the website. 

Setting Description:
The program provides 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.
Cost:
$4,900 USD. This includes tuition, room for the entire six-week period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, most meals outside Athens, and incidental expenses are the participant's responsibility.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
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, may be required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Scholarships available to various levels of education. To apply for ASCSA scholarships for the Summer Session, indicate your preferences by checking the appropriate box on the ASCSA Summer Session Application.

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