Intensive Summer Programs in Latin and Greek
For almost 50 years, the Latin/Greek Institute has been providing the world's most rigorous and intensive instruction in Latin and Greek. The Institute's method of total-immersion - which requires full-time, active, dedicated engagement from every student - enables students to master material normally covered in two to three years in a single summer. Our graduates typically return to their home institutions prepared to excel in advanced or upper-division reading courses and to pass graduate departmental translation exams.
All programs are team-taught by experienced instructors, the majority alumni of the Institute. Hourly rotation of faculty provides for exposure to a variety of approaches, and faculty closely mentor and advise students. As our over 2,000 graduates can attest, there is nothing quite like the LGI experience.
About Our Programs
The Latin/Greek Institute offers intensive, total-immersion programs in ancient languages during the summer that enable serious, highly motivated undergraduate, and graduate students to cover the material normally included in several semesters of conventional work in a single summer.Explore our program offerings
The Latin/Greek Institute is deeply committed to making the study of Latin and Greek widely accessible and endeavors to provide as much financial support as possible. To this end, through the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Kress Foundation, and program alumni, a number of scholarships are available to students.See scholarship opportunities
The Latin/Greek Institute was founded in 1973 as a collaborative effort between Brooklyn College and the City University Graduate Center. Initially offering Latin instruction only, the Basic Greek program was launched in 1978. Advanced programs, later known as the Upper-level programs, were added in the years that followed.
More than 2,000 students have trained in Latin and/or Greek at the institute. Many students develop lifelong friendships with each other over the summer; they also remain in contact with the institute for decades.
The Institute's uniquely intensive pedagogy has drawn media attention since its inception. The scope of its ambitions and its influence on the teaching of classical languages continue to distinguish it today.
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