Classics Abroad

Classics students can really reap huge benefits through studying abroad by gaining a better understanding the way classics are studied around the world. Imagine reciting a speech of Cicero in the Roman senate house, enjoying fresh seafood while gazing across the Straits of Actium, running a footrace at Olympia, or strolling through the dusty streets of Pompeii. As a Classics major, you can easily meet program requirements while gaining a unique perspective about life in ancient Greece and Rome. Through study abroad you’ll also set yourself apart from other job-seekers and graduate-school applicants in an increasingly competitive market. Step out into the world, rev up your resume and earn academic credit by studying abroad in locations such as Italy, Greece, and the United Kingdom 

"It is a testament to Grand Valley that I was able to have my own Grand Tour."

-Dylan Moore, B.A in Classics, German, and Philosophy

 

Classics Study Abroad Programs

Field Work Opportunities

Academic Advice

Scholarships

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

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Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Classic studies .

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Greece

College Year in Athens

External

Available Courses

Italy

John Cabot University

Partnership

Available Courses

Greece

Kentucky Institute for International Studies

External

Available Courses

Greece

The American School of Classical Studies

External

Available Courses

Italy

Duke University ICCS Rome 

External

Available Courses

Italy

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

External

Available Courses

Italy

Orvieto Institute of Classical Studies

External

Available Courses

Italy

CEA:Liberal Arts & Cultural Heritage

External

Available Courses

Italy

IES: History & Classics , Rome

External

Available Courses

Summer Programs

Location

Program

Program Type

Courses

Greece

Kentucky Institute for International Studies

External

Available Courses

Greece

The American School of Classical Studies

External

Available Courses

Field Work Opportunities Abroad

Numerous opportunities exist for summer archaeological fieldwork at ancient Greek and Roman sites throughout the Mediterranean. Students interested in fieldwork opportunities should contact Prof. Melissa Morison directly. Please be aware that application deadlines for many field training programs fall early in the academic year

 

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Explore Other Program Options

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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Other Opportunities


Academic Advice

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and/or Issues requirements abroad.
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad.

Sophomore Students

Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Classics Major and Minor 

  • Classes taken as part of a study abroad experience may be counted toward the Cultural or Language core.
  • Advanced Latin or Greek classes taken as part of study abroad may be counted toward fulfillment of Classical Languages emphasis requirement.
  • Advanced Greek classes taken as part of study abroad may be counted toward fulfillment of the Greek emphasis requirement.
  • Advanced Latin classes taken as part of study abroad may be counted toward fulfillment of the Latin emphasis requirement.
  • Advanced Latin classes taken as part of study abroad may be counted toward fulfillment of the Latin Secondary Education emphasis requirement. Students should be aware, however, that most study abroad programs do not offer appropriate substitutes for Latin Prose Composition.
  • Classes taken as part of a study abroad experience may be counted toward the Classical Tradition emphasis 15 hours requirement. This is subject to department approval prior to participation in the program abroad.

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page. 

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.

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Restrictions

  • Students may NOT take CLA 195, CLA 350, CLA 395, CLA 495 (Capstone) abroad. 
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Please note that several study abroad programs offer Greek and/or Latin, but not necessarily at advanced levels equivalent to the 300 level at GVSU. Students should be sure to discuss this issue with a Classics adviser as part of the study abroad planning process.
  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your advisor to discuss your academic goal.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and External options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students can fulfill the General Education Foundation requirements abroad as well as their General Education Issues requirement (reflection paper required). If you take at least 3 credits abroad, your Global Perspectives General Education requirement will automatically be fulfilled.

Scholarship Opportunities

Study Abroad Scholarships

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 


Department Contact

Melissa Morison
265 Lake Huron Hall
morisonm@gvsu.edu