Study Abroad Opportunities

City of Athens

The programs described here are of particular interest to students tudying classical languages and ancient civilization. Further information about studying abroad is available in the University's Study Abroad Office.

The University of Iowa

The Department of Classics, in cooperation with the University's Study Abroad office, offers students enrolled in Concepts of the City: Athens the chance to visit Greece for credit.

International Academic Programs

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Lorenzo de’ Medici
Students may earn 12-16 credits at Lorenzo de’ Medici–The Italian International Institute–through several options: electives for students interested in a variety of disciplines; Italian language courses in addition to electives; and a super-intensive program specifically for those whose priority is to learn Italian. Excursions throughout Italy are included. 

Programs are available in Florence (academic year or summer), Tuscany (academic year or summer), and Rome (academic year or summer).

Lorenzo de’ Medici Archaeology Field School—Tuscania
Lorenzo de’ Medici runs an intensive archaeology field school under the supervision of the University of Florence and in collaboration with Italian students of the Department of Archaeology. The principal goal is to provide students with an opportunity to learn in a real-research and excavation environment while gaining a comprehensive understanding of archaeological methods and ancient Etruscan culture.

John Cabot University—Rome
Students at the John Cabot University in Rome may study a wide variety of disciplines in English. Most students choose to complete an Italian language course along with several other elective courses taught in English. Excursions throughout Italy are included. Academic year or summer. 


University of Cádiz
The Advanced Language and Integrated Studies Program is for the motivated, advanced Spanish speaker. With its three tracks, this program allows students to focus on advanced language study, pursue an internship, and/or enroll directly in classes with Spaniards. Excursions throughout Europe are included.

Great Britain

University of Leeds
Students in this program choose from a wide range of undergraduate classes open to British and international students. Excursions throughout England are included. For course offerings in Classics, see the “University of Leeds Modules.” 

National University of Ireland
Students at the National University of Ireland choose from a range of undergraduate courses. Excursions throughout Great Britain are included.  Programs are available in Cork and Galway.

College Year in Athens

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The College Year in Athens is designed to guide students to a greater understanding and appreciation of Greece—ancient, medieval and modern—and the surrounding region.

Center of Hellenic Studies Paideia—Greece

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Students choose among different programs in Greece. They may learn about classical civilization, walk through ancient streets, learn about local politics, visit monuments and archaeological sites, etc.

Arcadia University

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Summer in Athens, Rome, and Syracuse (Sicily)
Arcadia offers an 8-credit summer program in conjunction with their centers in Athens, Rome, and Sicily. Participants study the history, art, culture, and archaeology of the Greek, Roman, and Hellenistic worlds.

Study Abroad at the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences—Sicily, Italy
The Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences offers a wide range of liberal arts courses every semester, which, combined with academic field trips, enable students to explore the diversity of the Mediterranean world from a unique perspective and to experience the culture of Sicily.

American Academy in Rome

A variety of summer programs are available. See website for details.

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

The ICCS was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities and is administered by Duke University’s Global Education Office. It provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to study ancient history, archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, Italian language, and ancient art. Scholarship information is included on the web site.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

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Programs include extensive trips, study of sites and monuments, seminars, and independent research. Academic year and summer programs are offered.

Brown University Summer Program in Rome

This program is for students in art history, archaeology, classics, history, and international relations. While living in present-day Rome, students explore the city’s imperial past. Students spend the first four weeks in Rome visiting major sites and learning their context and history. During the final week, students take a four-day excursion to the area around the Bay of Naples, visiting key sites such as Pompeii and Herculaneum.