Active Greek Institute

Rather improve your Latin? Visit our webpage for active Latin immersion to be held at the same time and place as the Active Greek Institute at Civitas Latina

Summer 2018

June 23rd to July 13th


Polis Institute for Languages and Humanities

Classical Association of Massachusetts

Dept. of Classical and Religious Studies, UMass Boston

In English and ancient Greek, Prof. Rico explains what happens when you spend some time in our ancient-Greek immersion environment at The Active Greek Institute


Three Week Summer Program 2018 June 23rd to July 13th

Bridgewater State University - south of Boston, Massachusetts


WHO Director: Prof. James Dobreff, Prof. of Latin at UMass Boston

Instructional Director: Prof. Christophe Rico (Director of the Polis Institute)

Staff: Prof. Christophe Rico with three assistant instructors

WHAT with videos below of Prof. Rico teaching ancient Greek in Greek

A unique opportunity to significantly improve your ability to read ancient and Koine Greek by learning to use the language actively. A three week program for all levels of Greek students to improve reading skills by actively speaking, writing and reading Greek. From Monday through Friday in each week students will attend sessions for six hours a day. All instruction and practice during the sessions will be in Koine Greek. Students are encouraged to live in campus housing (modern dormitories with private rooms) during the instruction week. Students will also have the opportunity to socialize and participate in other activities while speaking Koine Greek. Assistant instructors will have four hours of activities for Saturdays. No formal instruction on Sundays.

WHERE + Transportation

Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325. A picturesque campus with modern dormitories and classroom located 34 miles south of Boston and 37 miles north east of Providence, Rhode Island. Public transportation runs from Boston Logan Airport via trains at South Station or directly by train from South Station in Boston on the Middleborough/Lakeville Commuter Line.


Tuition: $1,400 for three weeks (Monday - Friday) of instructions for six hours per day. $100 scholarships available for graduate students; $200 scholarship for undergraduates and teachers of Middle School & High School. $500 for financial hardship. Free Room and Board for Interns. Contact Dir. James Dobreff at if you are interested in scholarship or one of our two internships for Active Greek.

Room and Board: Prices to be determined by Bridgewater State University.