Summer Opportunities for Classics Students

Author: Department of Classics

Several opportunities for further study of the Classics this summer are now accepting applications. 

Professor Hernandez will be leading Rome Summer: In the Eternal City from May 24, 2017 - June 28, an exciting opportunity for students in all fields of study to live and learn in one of the oldest and most international cities in the world. During the five-week program students take two courses, CLAS 34200 All Roads Lead to Rome and THEO 24611 Catholic Social Tradition and Migration. Program highlights include Rome's major sites, the Vatican, Pompeii/Herculaneum/Naples, Hadrian's Imperial Villa at Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Centro Astalli in Rome, and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. For more information, including how to apply, see the program website, and check out pictures from last year. Applications are due by February 3.

Notre Dame's Summer Language Abroad (SLA) program provides funding for individual summer foreign language study abroad via awards of up to $5,500 combined with a comprehensive curriculum of international study coursework and proficiency testing. Through the SLA program, students are able to gain both functional linguistic skills as well as access to the intellectual capital of cross-cultural exchange and cross-linguistic study during their academic careers. Applications are due by 5 pm on February 5. 

The Paideia Institute offers two spoken classical language courses, Living Latin in Rome and Living Greece in Greece. Students read important classical works, discuss them in Greek and Latin, and visit sites related to the focus of study. Learn more about the program from Classics major Ann Gallagher's blog of her experience, funded by the SLA program.

There are many opportunities for archaeological work throughout Europe, both in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Freshmen and sophomores may consider applying for the Fulbright Summer Institute at Durham University, a fully funded program that focuses on archaeology in Roman Britain. Opportunities are also available in Athens, Crete, Tivoli, Transylvania, and more.

For more information about summer opportunities, see our Summer page.