Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum

North American Institute for Living Latin Studies

Mission Statement

SALVI's mission is to propagate communicative approaches to Latin language acquisition, making the entire Classical tradition of Western culture more available to—and enjoyable for—students, teachers, and the general public.

Educational Programs

Summer 2015 will feature a new combination of week-long Latin immersion events at Claymont Estate: Rusticatio Tironum and Rusticatio Veteranorum, with a third, Septimana Virginiana, to be added in a future year. Check the comparison chart to determine which program might be best for you.

Three Bidua Latina (one in Charles Town, West Virginia, one in Malibu, California, and one in Tulsa, Oklahoma) provide a full weekend of Latin immersion. Teachers will return to their classrooms with active Latin strategies they can use right away. Our newest event is Pedagogy Rusticatio, with four days of intensive guided practice for teachers. The Academia Aestiva, hosted at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California, is a five-day partial-immersion workshop designed for high school Latin students of all levels.

Share the joy of a SALVI immersion experience!

The SALVI Amy High Fellowship supports candidates who otherwise could not afford to participate in Rusticatio or our other full-immersion Latin programs. To make such an experience available to as many people as possible, we are making a holiday push to raise $10,000 in scholarship funds by December 31. We are making great progress but still need your help and support to reach our goal.

With the end of the fiscal year in sight, please include SALVI in your plans for charitable giving. Make your donation today! You can also help by spreading the word about the Fellowship and this effort to fund it. Why not make a donation or two as a holiday gift in the name of friends and family members? And don't forget to ask them to do the same for you!

To learn more about the Amy High Fellowship and to donate, click here.

A Glimpse of Rusticatio


An Invitation to Rusticatio




Hodie est
pridie Kalendas Februarias MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C.

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