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Carleton College Summer Academic Programs Northfield, MN Why choose Carleton?

Summer Program University of Dallas-Rome

In the Alban Hills just South of Rome, amid olives trees, umbrella pines, and a vineyard, the University of Dallas has a campus where for many years it has offered a Latin reading course for three units of college credit to qualified high school students, Latin in Rome . The course devotes mornings to travel into the city to visit museums, monuments, and archaeological sites

We love to learn. We have a passion for delving into the unknown to inspire new perspectives. We enjoy wrestling with ideas to make sense of the world. Carleton’s faculty—known for their dedication to teaching undergraduates— truly shine in the classroom. Your student will be challenged in a rigorous academic setting by both top-notch faculty and high-achieving peers. During our three week programs, your student will be challenged to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems creatively. “Everyone here is so interested and invested in learning, it’s a different environment than school or another camp. It felt great to be around other people who I knew were smart and happy to spend their summer learning.” – People at Carleton are friendly and welcoming. We’re grounded in the Midwestern values of hard work, compassion, and congeniality. Our summer students work hard, but we make sure they don’t miss summer. They easily poke fun at life and its interesting twists and turns, making for a lively, engaging campus environment. They can step out of their comfort zones and laugh at themselves, while still being confident in their work and their worth. As our students and program alumni will tell you, there’s just something different about Carleton. Maybe it’s our small class size of 15 students or less, or maybe it’s the round-the-clock proximity of so many creative minds. Whatever the reason, Carleton is a place where working hard doesn’t mean forgetting how to play. “We have a mandatory snack break during the middle of research. One day we danced to “Friends Forever” by Jon Jacobson, making it one of my favorite memories.” – Summer 2014 participant We’re worth the investment. We know that a Carleton education is an investment for your family. We take our commitment to you and your student seriously. Students who pass our summer courses receive 6 Carleton credits and a written evaluation. “Every class was truly taught at a college level, and we had new material every single day.We were treated as college students and got a chance to prove to others, but most importantly, I was able to prove to myself that I can handle the college life and shouldn’t be afraid of following my dreams.” – Summer 2013 participant For more information visit go.carleton.edu/summer call 866-767-2275, or email summer@carleton.edu Summer 2014 participant We’re friendly and fun!


connected with the primary texts that constitute the curriculum. Afternoons and evenings are for reading and reflection and seminars, spent discussing and interpreting these texts, as would be done in small classes at the college level. The intent is to give high school students a taste of what is to come, but to do so in the context in which these texts are set, and consequently to bring the texts to life in a way that can not be duplicated at home. Latin in Rome (July 8 to 30) is led by David Sweet, Associate Professor of Classics and Chair of the Classics Department, Gwenda-lin Grewal, Assistant Professor of Classics and Philosophy, and a staff of seminar leaders drawn from graduate students in Classics. The course reads selections from Cicero ( Letters ), Vergil ( Georgics ), Livy, Tacitus, Pliny, Suetonius, and Latin inscriptions, such as the Laudatio Turiae . Day trips are included to museums and archaeological sites in the area of Rome, including Ostia Antica, Cerveteri, Tarquinia, Tusculum, Monte Cavo, and Alba Longa (modern Castel Gandolfo). On a five day trip to the Bay of Naples students climb Vesuvius, tour Pompeii and the Villa Poppaea at Oplontis, spend two nights in Sorrento while taking a boat trip to Capri and visiting Tiberius’ villa, spend part of a morning at the Roman amphitheater in Pozzuoli, read from Aeneid 6 at the cave of the Sybil in Cumae, and stop at Monte Cassino and Cicero’s home town, Arpinum, on the way back to Rome, all the while reading Latin texts that illuminate the sites that are being visited. Ariana McGinn, from Nightingale-Bamford School, recalls of her 2013 experience, “I thought I knew a lot of Latin but I couldn’t have imagined that I could learn so much more in three weeks and have such fun doing it.” Her statement reflects the hope of every student and teacher, that living and learning, work and play, become confounded and finally inseparable. Such a confusion is the aim of this program. udsummer@udallas.edu 972-721-5181; udallas.edu/travel Facebook.com/udallasromeandsummer Twitter: @UDRomeandSummer



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