• Be a U.S. citizen
• Have the educational equivalent of a Bachelor’s (four-year) degree and have a good academic record of achievement
• Be a full-time employee in a U.S. school
• Have a minimum of three years of experience (at time of application) as a high school teacher of Greek, Latin, the Classics, Art History or Ancient Studies
• Be able to travel to Italy, participate in pre-program orientation and complete full program in Italy
• Be able to attend a program debrief in the fall following the program
The Italy Classics Seminar includes a pre-departure orientation, an eight-week seminar (starting in mid-June), and a post-program debrief.
This grant includes tuition for the grantees at the American Academy in Rome and the Vergilian Society at Cumae; room and board; and all travel within Italy required for the program; international and domestic airfare; meals and/or per diem; accommodations; and a shipping stipend for materials.
Program funding through Educational Seminars has been discontinued.
Visit the American Academy in Rome here for the program application and other scholarship opportunities
Visit the Vergilian Society at Cumae here for the program application and other scholarship opportunities
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in Italy
Partner Organizations: The American Academy in Rome and The Vergilian Society at Cumae
This program has been discontinued.
The Italy Summer Classics Program is a short-term, professional development opportunity for U.S. high school teachers of Greek, Latin, the Classics, Art History or Ancient Studies and is fully funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.
The first 6 weeks of the program with the American Academy in Rome is designed to provide its participants with an understanding of the development of the ancient city of Rome and its immediate environs from the earliest settlements to the age of Constantine through a careful study of material remains and literary sources. Participants in the program will learn to read the material remains by becoming familiar with the techniques of interpreting ancient city planning, architecture, and the various forms of art.
The last 2 weeks of the program is conducted by the Vergilian Society at Cumae and focuses on the social history of ancient Greeks, Romans, and others along the Bay of Naples. U.S. teachers will have the opportunity to interact with one another and to share perspectives on the teaching of Greek, Latin, the Classics, Art History or Ancient Studies.
Applicants should be creative, self-reliant, flexible and able to maintain excellent relationships with faculty, staff, and fellow students in Italy. Applicants should have a sincere interest in learning from the experience of others and sharing best practices.
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