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The college will test its emergency alert system on Wednesday (Sept. 2) at 12:30 p.m. As a part of the test, all faculty, staff, and students should receive an email, phone call, and text message at or around the common hour.


I've become interested in how the ancient civilizations bordering the Mediterranean utilized the sea, as well as how they viewed it in terms of themselves and as a boundary to others.

Devon Armstrong, Beloit Turkey exchange, Spring 2011


Egypt – American University in Cairo                                                       

Fall, spring

Language: English, Arabic language available

Prereqs: Junior or senior standing preferred, 3.0 gpa; previous coursework in classics, courses relative to the understanding of Egypt

Housing: On-campus residence halls, single or shared rooms; students purchase own meals; campus cafeteria, no cooking facilities.

Details: New suburban campus in fall 2008; emphasis on liberal arts; wide selection of courses on ancient Egypt history, literature, art, architecture, religion, Coptic studies, hieroglyphics, Arabic and Middle-Eastern studies; no Greek or Latin; study with Egyptian and other international students.


Greece – Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan & Mediterranean Studies & Research, Athens  

Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa; prior coursework in classics.

Housing: Apartments are arranged by program, students provide own meals.

Details: Courses in classical, Byzantine, modern Greek & European studies; Greek instructors; experiential course called “The Greek Key” provides opportunities for community exploration and engagement; intensive language courses available.


Greece – College Year in Athens                                                                  

Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: Good academic standing and recommendations; prior coursework in classics.

Housing: Apartments are arranged by program, students provide most of their own meals.

Details: courses in area studies, art history, Byzantine studies, Classical languages, History, Mediterranean studies, and Philosophy; modern Greek language study available; study tours complement in-class work.


Ireland –  National University of Ireland – Galway                                

Fall, spring or academic year

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous coursework relevant to the understanding of Ireland, courses in classics

Housing: Residence halls arranged through accommodation office, students provide own meals.

Details: Hosts 600 US students a year; students will be able to take courses with other students from Ireland and around the world; strong program in Classical civilizations and languages; see website for course selection.


Italy – IES: Rome                                                                                         

Fall, spring or academic year

Language: English with Italian language classes

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa; various levels of Italian required for internships and enrollment in university courses.

Housing: Host families or apartments are arranged by the program.

Details: Study with American students with the option of enrollment in one of three universities in Rome; courses in ancient Rome, the Renaissance through architecture, Italy’s place in world history and international relations, and Jews in Rome; courses in Italian language strongly encouraged.


Italy – Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome*           

Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa; prior study in classics with B average; Latin & Greek language study.

Housing: Residence halls

Details: Intensive study of classics includes archaeology, art history, Greek language, Italian language, Latin language, history and directed field study; study tours enhance coursework.


Italy - Arcadia University, Mediterranean Center for Arts & Sciences, Syracuse, Sicily 

Malta – ISEP: University of Malta, Msida                                                 

Spring only, ending in late June

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, prior coursework in history or European studies.

Housing: Off-campus residence halls.

Details: The university is known for its courses in Mediterranean history, medieval Europe, civilization and imperial conquest; courses in Classical culture and civilization; Order of Saint-John and the Knights of Malta is a subject of interest on the island; broad curriculum available; flexibility in course selection necessary as the curriculum is restructured.

Turkey, Yeditepe University, Beloit Exchange, Istanbul

Languge: English

Prereqs: recommended course on politics and/or religion of the area.

Housing: On-campus residences available; students can arrange off-campus apartments, as well.

United Kingdom - Bristol University, Bristol


* Exceeds the cap on tuition transfer off-campus.


Last Updated: 9/2013