Classics majors are encouraged to spend a semester or summer abroad where they can see first-hand the cultural monuments of ancient Greece and Rome and continue their study of ancient languages while living in Athens or Rome. This is most often done during or following the junior year.

For Greece, The College Year in Athens offers a wide array of courses on the language, art, archaeology, and history of ancient Greece, as well as courses treating aspects of the contemporary Mediterranean.

The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome allows first-hand experience of the monuments and culture of the ancient city of Rome and its environs. All students take the required double-credit “Ancient City” course. Other courses include ancient Greek, Latin, beginning Italian, Art History, and archaeological conservation.

The College also provides numerous study away programs which are open to classics students. Visit The Walter Commons to learn more about study abroad, study away, Study Away/Teach Away, TRIP and more.


“College Year in Athens was one of the most life changing experiences I have ever had. I was able to learn hands-on by visiting museums and archaeological sites which broadened my knowledge of Classics but also Athens in a modern context as well” - Emily Ehler ’19