Application Instructions for Summer 2020

We are currently updating our website for accepting applications to our summer 2020 programs. We will begin recruiting for summer 2020 in November 2019.

SGPS Programs are open to any of the following applicants: college and university students interested in the field of preservation, continuing education students, people with working experience in the fields of restoration, preservation and other related fields. All applicants must be over 18 years old and consenting adults.
Please read the following instructions completely before completing an application. Thank you!

1. Choose the Session(s) and Program(s)

Session I: June 1 – June 26, 2020 (programs include historic buildings, archaeological ceramics and book binding restoration)
Intersession:  Italy Preservation Field Trip (June 28 to July 7, 2020)
Session 2: July 13 – August 7, 2019 (programs include paper restoration, painting techniques and archaeological survey)

 2. Accreditation or Audit

Determine if you are taking the course for a certificate issued by SGPS or for credit by your university.
Please see our Accreditation page for further information on obtaining credit for our programs.

If you require course credit, field experience credit or internship credit from your university, please check with your school to determine if they will accept work done in our programs. Upon request, we will provide your school with the syllabi of your courses, a record of your attendance and a grade and evaluation for your participation.

 3. Complete Application

Fill out the SGPS application form below (online or download to print) and follow all instructions on the form. Deadline to submit application for both sessions: March 15, 2020.
This date may be extended if there is space available in the program.

Note: Please do not make travel arrangements until you have been accepted and received confirmation. SGPS reserve the right to review the applicants and determine who will be accepted into the programs.

4. Pay Deposit

Shortly after we receive your application form, you will receive a confirmation email from SGPS. If you do not receive an email from us within 24 hours please check your junk/spam folder. Please add to your safe contact list to ensure that you receive future emails from SGPS. You will be required to pay the application fee of $50 as well as a $450 program deposit to activate your application (submit with Payment Form) by March, 2020. If you complete your application form and pay the deposit before January 1st, 2020, then we will waive your application fee (saving $50).

5. Supporting Documentation

The following documents are required to complete your application. Documentation is not required at the same time, however, all required documents should be received before we can officially accept your application.

a) If you are currently a student: a transcript from your college or university to document that you are enrolled in an institution of higher learning.
b) If you are a graduate: proof of your college or university degree. If you have no degrees: proof of work experience in the field of conservation or related fields.
c) All applicants: one letter of recommendation from a professor or employer. This should be mailed or emailed directly by the professor or employer.
d) All applicants must submit proof you are 18 years or older: (copy of passport is preferable, or driver’s license or birth certificate).
e) All applicants must review and sign these documents in order to participate in any SGPS program: Liability Release, Student Rules and Regulations. Printed copies of these forms will be provided in San Gemini and can be signed at the orientation before classes begin.

Please send all Documents (scanned, emailed or physically mailed) to: Polly Withers ( or 203 7th Ave #5A Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

If you have any questions with these steps or have problems filling in the application please contact Polly Withers or US Tel: (718) 768-3508 between 9am - 5pm EST.

Enrollment Policy

SGPS reserves the right to review the applicants and determine who will be accepted into the programs.

Please do not make travel arrangements until you have been accepted and received confirmation that the program will take place.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy: On March 16th we will establish if we have the enrollment required for the program to go ahead. Should the program be cancelled due to low enrollment, or any other SGPS decision, applicants will be fully refunded. If an applicant withdraws their application before the March 16th deadline, they will be refunded the $450 deposit but not the $50 application fee. Those students that withdraw their application after March 16 will not receive a refund of either the application fee or the deposit.

Online Application

Please use this form to apply to our programs this summer. Once you submit your form, you should receive an email confirming receipt within 24 hours including instructions on how to complete your application. Contact Polly Withers if you have any questions regarding this form at or if you do not receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

SGPS accepts students of varying levels of experience and from a wide range of disciplines. Some of the questions on this application form are to give us an idea of your level of experience and your interests.

This form takes an average of 20 min to complete.

Legal Name (as appears on passport) *
Legal Name (as appears on passport)
Home Address *
Home Address
Gender *
Necessary for Accommodations
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Necessary for mandatory insurance
Do you have a valid passport?
How do you plan to fund participation in this program? *
Please check all the subjects in which you have experience: *
Check if you have experience with the following computer programs:
How did you hear about our program? *
Program Options: Please select the program(s) for which you are applying:
For a full list of courses included with each program, please refer to each program description and syllabi on our website.
Session 1: May 27 to June 21, 2019
Intersession Field Trip: June 23 to July 2, 2019
Session 2: July 8 to August 2, 2019
Level of Participation: please select all that apply *
If you will be applying for a certificate of completion, evaluation and/or credit from a university. SGPS is not an accredited organization. Please refer to our Credit page for details about receiving credit or contact with any questions.
The information I have supplied in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If accepted to the program, I agree to and accept the following: 1. I will forward my transcript as per my crediting university’s requirements. 2. I will purchase travel health insurance required by the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program. 3. I authorize the Study Abroad Coordinator to release any information deemed relevant to my health and/or safety. *