The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Summer group at Corinth.

Application to the ASCSA Summer Seminars

Greece from the Sea 

JUNE 17 TO JULY 5, 2019

PRESENTED BY Professor Clayton Lehmann


Finding the Spartans: History, Landscape,
& Archaeology  

JULY 11 TO JULY 29, 2019

PRESENTED BY Professor Nigel Kennell



The Summer Seminars of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens are two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture. Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking institutes, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English. Internationally known scholars of Greek history, art, and archaeology will participate as guest lecturers in both seminars. Students are expected to give on-site reports, which they will prepare in their home libraries before the program begins. Committed to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece's rich history, these seminars involve long days and extensive walking (and sailing!) in the hot Mediterranean climate, and participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study. Applications accepted for one or both seminars.

Detailed information on the Summer Seminars is found under the Programs section of the website. 


Admission to the Summer Seminar is granted on the basis of academic performance and letters of recommendation. 

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Submit the application form online by January 15. Link to application: 
  • Applicants arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted online by their recommenders. After you submit your online application, your recommenders will automaticaly be sent instructions about how to upload their recommendation. Recommendations are due January 15.
  • High school teachers and college professors should be prepared to attach a copy of their curriculum vitae (saved as doc, docx, or pdf) to the application form.
  • Student applicants are required to submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts, scanned from the originals issued to the candidate in legible pdf format, as part of the online application. Please be sure to name the file "LastnameTranscripts.pdf" (e.g. SmithTranscripts.pdf)


Link to Bulletin for the Summer Seminars for more information.

For additional questions or information, contact Committee on the Summer Sessions at