The Latin/Greek Institute of The City University of New York, founded in 1973, is a collaborative effort of The City University Graduate Center and Brooklyn College. The Institute offers intensive, total-immersion programs in ancient languages during the summer that enable serious, highly motivated undergraduate, and graduate students to cover the material normally included in several semesters of conventional work in a single summer. All programs are team-taught by experienced instructors. Hourly rotation of staff provides for exposure to a variety of approaches, and there is a low student-faculty ratio. In addition to being intensive, the institute is unique in that the faculty is available twenty-four hours a day to assist students by phone in preparing their assignments.
No auditors are permitted in the programs of the Latin/Greek Institute. Admission is by application only.
The Institute is held at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, in New York City. The Center is easily accessible by all major means of public transportation.
The City University of New York is accredited by the New York State Department of Education and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is now supporting a series of competitive fellowships to the Latin/Greek Institute to exceptional art history students at Ph. D.–granting colleges and universities. Preference will be given to recently accepted graduate students in the history of art with a proposed focus on European art history. Interested art history graduate students should apply to the Institute indicating their interest in being considered for a Kress Foundation fellowship.