Rusticatio Veteranorum is a full-immersion Latin workshop aimed at helping Latin speakers move beyond the beginning stages of Latin proficiency. In a supportive, intimidation-free environment, Rusticatio Veteranorum participants live together for seven days while they speak, read, write, and relax—all while communicating entirely in Latin. In a variety of settings, including instructional sessions, small group discussions of open-ended topics and texts from a wide range of Latin literature, daily shared tasks, downtime, and excellent food, participants in Rusticatio Veteranorum enjoy a feeling of camaraderie while advancing on the road to fluency.
- July 18-24, 2016
- ARRIVAL: Monday, July 18, 3:00–6:00
- DEPARTURE: Sunday, July 24, 12:00–3:00
Location: We will reside and conduct our workshop sessions in the historic mansion house on the Claymont Estate near Charles Town, West Virginia. Built in the 1830s by a nephew of George Washington, the Claymont Mansion remained in the Washington family until the Civil War.
Eligibility: You are eligible to attend this workshop if you have already learned Latin on paper and have some prior experience in a Latin immersion setting. If you are unsure of whether Rusticatio Veteranorum is the right program for you, please explore the summer program comparison chart.
Age Eligibility: Participants must be 18 years old and have graduated from high school by the start date of the program. We are proud to invite high school students to apply for our SALVI summer experience aimed at that age group: Academia Aestiva.
Cost: Regular tuition for Rusticatio Veteranorum 2016, in effect until April 1, 2016, is $990. The price includes housing as well as all food and beverages, including wine, but not transportation to or from Claymont Estate. All it takes to reserve your spot is a $100 fully-refundable deposit and completion of the online application below (available shortly). Your deposit will be refunded to you, should your plans change for any reason, as long as you let us know no later than June 1, 2016. Save $100 by paying the balance due by April 1, 2016--after that date, tuition will increase to $1090. Even once you've paid in full, 100% of your payment is refundable if you cancel by June 1, 2016. You may pay for Rusticatio Tironum through PayPal using the button below, or by sending a check payable to SALVI to the provided address.
Rusticatio Veteranorum will be served by a team of enthusiastic and experienced instructors including Anna Andresian, Alexis Hellmer, Matthew McGowan, Jacque Myers, and Daniel Pettersson.
Please mail checks to the following address or use the PayPal button to submit a payment.
1409 Lorraine Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
DUE TO THIS YEAR'S HIGH INTEREST, RUSTICATIO VETERANORUM 2016 IS FULL. Those interested in being added to the waitlist should fill out the registration form below WITHOUT making a deposit. If spaces become available, SALVI will contact you and allow 24 hours decision-time before moving on to the next person on the list. We also encourage you to apply to Pedagogy Rusticatio!