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Ancient Greek Immersion Summer Programs
Traveling Abroad with the Vergilian Society
Summer Seminar: Roman Daily Life in Petronius and Pompeii
American Classical League 73rd Annual Institute
William & Mary Post-Baccalaureate Program
Nominating Students for the Virginia Governor's Latin Academy: A Guide for Teachers

If you or your organization has an announcement that will be of interest to members of CAV, please contact the website editor.  These announcements are strictly for informational purposes only.  The Classical Association of Virginia has not vetted them and does not endorse these entities.  Please exercise due diligence when participating in these opportunities.

Ancient Greek Immersion Summer Programs

Polis, The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities, offers summer programs in ancient Greek immersion class.  For more information, visit the organization's website.  If you have questions, please contact Stephen Hill (

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Traveling Abroad with the Vergilian Society

Would you like to travel abroad? And have help paying for it?

The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in summer 2020 including Greeks and Romans on the Bay of Naples; Roman Switzerland; Drawing and Watercolor in the Italian Landscape; Roman Otium on the Bay of Naples: A Study Tour for Teachers. Malta is also on offer for winter 2020-21. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers and students at all levels by providing them the opportunity to experience a rich variety of ancient sites to support their own understanding and teaching of the ancient world. See the full descriptions on the Vergilian Society website.

Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is also available. See the Vergilian Society scholarship page for more details.

Planning to travel to Italy with your own students? The Vergilian Society can help! We have funds to offset the cost of teacher and student group travel as well as experienced directors to help plan your trip: see the grant page for more detail.

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Roman Daily Life in Petronious and Pompeii
An NEH Summer Seminar for Pre-Collegeiate Teachers (July 13-31, 2020)

    In the summer of 2020 (July 13-31), therer will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archeology for various topics on Roman daily life. The Petronius reading forms a central core of the seminar, and thus an intermediate level of Latin proficiency (1 year of college level Latin) is required. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College: The NEH pays each person $2,700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (appromixately $1,500) - each particiant is responsible for their own travel expenses. The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Alophus) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee).

The application deadline is March 1st. More information and directions on applying can be found at the seminar website. Note that this the LAST time we will be offering this seminar, so if you are interested, please apply. If you have any questions, please direct them to Matthew Panciera, the director of the seminar, at

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ACL 73rd Annual Institute  

One of our leading national organizations, the American Classical League, will be celebrating holding the 73rd Annual Institute in Charleston, SC from Wed. June 24 - Sat. June 27, 2020.  To access the registration materials and information, visit the ACL website.

ACL will also have a Roma 2020 tour: Rome through the Ages this summer July 6th - July 16th, 2020. For more information vist the ACL website.

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William and Mary Post-Baccalaureate Program

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA is pleased to announce its post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies.  This program offers a flexible course of study for students who have an undergraduate degree and who wish to pursue an intensive study of classical languages or civilization.  You may visit the college's website for more details.

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Nominating Students for the Virginia
Governor's Latin Academy

A Guide for Teachers

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