Participant Application

The Summer Latin Academy is a free educational program. Room and board are not included. Participants should have the equivalent of one year of high school Latin, and are selected based on their application and general interest in the Latin language. Advanced ability in Latin does not ensure placement in the Academy.

Before applying, please be aware of the following requirements:

  1. You should be able to attend all five days of the Summer Latin Academy at the Getty Villa, June 24–June 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  2. Be willing to work, walk, and talk (in Latin!).
  3. You and your parents/guardians are responsible for your transportation to and from the Getty Villa, as well as all meal expenses.

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1. Fill out and submit this application by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Monday, June 3, 2019.

2. Provide answers to the following questions in one or two paragraphs each.
  1. Please provide a realistic description of your Latin experience (we require one year of high school Latin, or the equivalent), citing your textbook and any recitation or speaking experience. (Remember, lack of opportunities to speak Latin will not be held against you!)
  2. How will attending the Summer Latin Academy contribute to your Latin education and what are you seeking from this opportunity?
  3. How will learning Latin at the Getty Villa broaden your understanding of Roman culture?

3. Please ask your Latin teacher to email a brief description of your Latin language skills and suitability for this program to

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