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.

Give the gift of a SALVI immersion event!

We are excited to announce the creation of the SALVI Amy High Fellowship, which supports candidates who otherwise could not afford to participate in Rusticatio or our other full-immersion Latin programs. See how you can help the cause or apply for a Fellowship!

Educational Programs

Summer 2015 will feature a new slate of three different week-long Latin immersion events at Claymont Estate: Rusticatio Tironum, Rusticatio Veteranorum, and Septimana Virginiana! 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.

A Glimpse of Rusticatio


An Invitation to Rusticatio




Hodie est
ante diem iv Kalendas Decembres MMDCCLXVII A.U.C.

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