Summer Seminars

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.

The call for applications has ended. The call for applications will open fall 2019 for summer 2020.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 Seminar topics! 

Aegean Networks of Technology (June 8 to June 26, 2020)

Taught by Professor Eleni Hasaki, University of Arizona. Stay tuned for more details! 

The Northern Aegean: Macedon and Thrace (July 2 to July 20, 2020)

Taught by Professors Amalia Avramidou, Democritus University of Thrace, and Denise Demetriou, University of California, San Diego. Stay tuned for more details! 

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 in the hot Mediterranean climate, and participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.

Eligibility: 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. 

Cost: Fees for the 2020 seminar program are $2,750. This includes tuition, room for the entire 18-day period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant's responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships through the School and outside sources: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/summer-session/ss-scholarships. They are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Inquire about course credit option.

APPLICATION

Deadline for the online application and two recommendations is January 10, 2020. 

Link to the online application: TBA, call for applications will open fall 2019

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


Students are required to submit legible scans of academic transcripts issued to the candidate as part of application. Applicants arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation. After you submit your online application, your recommenders will automatically be sent instructions about how to upload their recommendation. Letters of recommendation are due by January 10. Applications accepted for one or both seminars. Details about the application process for the Summer Seminars can be found here.

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For additional questions or information:

Contact Professors Jorge Bravo (University of Maryland) and Elizabeth Baltes (Coastal Carolina University), Chairs of the Committee on the Summer Sessions at ssapplication@ascsa.org.