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Athens Classical Archaeology Intensive Summer Program - January 4-25 2019

On-site teaching in Athens, Attika and Delphi


The Department of Archaeology and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens invite your application to join the fifth Classical Archaeology Intensive Summer Program in Athens.

The Summer Program is a unique opportunity to study the archaeology and history of ancient Athens at first hand. With a particular focus on the Archaic and Classical periods (ca. 630-323 B.C.) and under expert tuition, you will enjoy formal lectures integrated with daily visits to archaeological sites and museums in Athens and Attica. You will also travel further afield to the panhellenic sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi.

The course is open to students of Australian and New Zealand universities and to high school teachers in Australia and New Zealand. Interested members of the general public are also welcome to apply.

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Credit points
University of Sydney students can earn 6 credit points by undertaking this Summer Program in lieu of ARCO3009
(undergraduates) and ARCL6902 (postgraduates). All students enrolling in the Program for credit will be required to complete specified assignments both in Athens and on return to Australia.
Non-University of Sydney students should discuss accreditation with their home institutions.

Bursaries
A number of bursaries to offset the cost of participation in the Summer Program will be available to successful applicants who would not otherwise be able to participate. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please enclose a letter to Dr Beaumont explaining your reasons for applying. Please note, you may also be eligible to apply for scholarships such as the Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship for overseas studies in Arts and Education.

Summer Program tutors

- Dr Lesley Beaumont Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology The University of Sydney (formerly Assistant Director of the British School at Athens)

- Dr Stavros Paspalas
Acting Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens