Participants should plan to fly in and out of Paris. All transportation within France is included.
Tuition and Fees
The cost of Caesar in Gaul is $3500. This amount includes tuition, housing, site visits, course materials, ground transportation within France and some meals. Airfare is not included.
The Paideia Institute is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarship to students with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more.
Academic graduate credit is available for Caesar in Gaul on an optional basis through Hunter College. Participants taking Caesar in Gaul for credit must enroll as non-degree graduate students at Hunter College, take a final exam and pay a slightly increased tuition to cover Hunter College graduate tuition and fees. The total cost of program participation for non-residents of New York State seeking Hunter College credit is $4640. The total cost for New York residents is $3515. There is an additional $125 application fee for the Hunter graduate school.
All participants seeking credit should indicate this on their application. The Paideia Institute will support participants admitted to Caesar in Gaul through the Hunter College application and enrollment process.
For a supplemental fee, the Paideia Institute will organize daycare for children of participants during class sessions and trips upon request.
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"Caesar in Gaul is a rare program in which Caesar's commentarii that most students, and often instructors, dread come alive through expert instruction as well as geographical and historical contextualization. Never before have I read or understood Caesar as a general, an author, or a Roman as well as I have come to through this program. Of all of my education and experience, this is what has best prepared me to teach the AP curriculum."
Andrew Morehouse '16
"The program radically changed my perception of teaching Caesar's work and made me excited to share him with my students. By providing a wealth of relevant resources and the time to explore them, the Paideia Institute equipped me to present the wars in Gaul as a human struggle and Caesar's Commentaries as a way to shape how Romans saw that struggle. Our students are surrounded by competing messages that don't always "play fair"; they deserve to understand how to level that field of propaganda by deconstructing the work of a master."
Katie Schuhl '15
"Caesar in Gaul was an amazing experience. To study Caesar in situ with like-minded teachers, to be instructed by two leading scholars (Chris Krebs and Luca Grillo), to be led by two experienced and motivated guides (Jason and Eric), and to explore key historical sites at a steady yet relaxed pace---all of these formed an unforgettable and inspiring experience. I will return to the classroom a better informed and more effective teacher."
David Cox, '15
"The ideal mix of academic discussions and downtime in beautiful settings across France provided the opportunity to appreciate Caesar's skill as an author as well as to learn from other Latin teachers. By the end of the program, I found myself eager to read of and about Caesar, an outcome I never thought possible. I returned from Caesar in Gaul energized as both a scholar and a teacher. I can't recommend it enough."
Matt McAuliffe '15