Overview

SYA Summer Italy is a 5-week program designed for high school students interested in studying global issues, achieving an introductory-level competence in Italian, gaining a deeper understanding of the country, its people and culture, and participating in a week-long community service project.

Make your classical studies come alive this summer! Audentes Fortuna iuvat!

SYA Italy is returning to its roots by offering a program for Latin students this summer. You'll strengthen and contextualize your Latin studies, while participating in the Italian culture. For four weeks you'll attend classes and live with an English-speaking Italian host family in Viterbo. You'll explore different themes each week in Latin class, such as literature, history, government or architecture. You'll also produce a self-directed project on the topic of your choice. Your Classical studies will come to life during frequent day trips to Rome and a longer trip to Southern Italy.

While the academic focus of the program is Latin and the Classical World, you'll also learn about the language and culture of Italy. Every day students will discuss cultural observations and interactions with their host families, as well as learn basic Italian. Local activities will help you experience the culture and meet Italian peers.

  • Study Latin language and literature in its historical context.
  • Explore Roman ruins, such as the Forum, Ostia Antica and Pompeii, and museums with famous classical collections.
  • Apply your knowledge of Latin to a modern language and learn to speak basic Italian.
  • Travel to Southern Italy and visit historical locations from the Roman Empire.

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