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Great Books Summer Program brings together distinguished faculty, enthusiastic counselors from leading colleges and bright middle and high school students. The great books of the Western tradition become a springboard for the development of habits of close reading, critical thinking and disciplined argument that are valuable through college and life. Great Films is a film study program for high school students held only at Amherst College for one week.

Summer Programs at Great Books Summer

Great Books Summer Program is held at

  • Amherst College in Massachusetts
  • Stanford University in California
  • and at Oxford in England
Students may choose to stay for a week or multi-weeks sessions. The Oxford program is offered as a two-week session. Fee is for two-weeks with meals and housing included, but does not include airfare.


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Day* - Tuition and sometimes meals
Stay** - Tuition, housing, and generally meals
Program Name Dates Day* Stay**
Amherst College Weekly Sessions
(Humanities)
(Humanities)
Amherst, MA
06/26/17 to 07/29/17 N/A $1,825
Stanford Weekly Sessions
(Humanities)
(Humanities)
Palo Alto, CA
06/25/17 to 07/15/17 N/A $1,995
Writer's Workshop at Amherst College
(Creative Writing,Writing)
(Creative Writing,Writing)
Amherst, MA
07/23/17 to 07/29/17 N/A $1,825
Literary Dublin
(Humanities)
(Humanities)
07/30/17 to 08/05/17 N/A $2,400
Senior Program in Oxford
(Humanities)
(Humanities)
07/16/17 to 07/29/17 N/A $4,600