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Beloit College

Ancient Mediterranean Studies

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 (D)

Fall, spring

Language: English, Arabic language available

Eligibility requirements:  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; study with Egyptian and other international students.

 

Greece – Arcadia Center for Hellenic, Balkan and Mediterranean Studies and Research, Athens (P)

Fall, spring

Language: English 

Eligibility requirements: 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 (P)

Fall, spring

Language: English

Eligibility requirements:  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.

 

Italy – Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome* (P)

Fall, spring

Language: English

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

Housing: Residence halls, weekend meals not included in program fee.

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

 

Malta – ISEP: University of Malta, Msida (D, Ex)

Spring only, ending in late June

Language: English

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

Housing: Off-campus residence halls, stipend provided for meals.

Details: The university is known for its courses in Mediterranean history, medieval Europe, civilization and imperial conquest; 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.

 

Option Types
Ex = Exchange Program

D = Direct Enrollment

Ex/D = both Exchange and Direct Enrollment are available

P = Program Provider

 

Last updated: 8/10