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We were able to visit the Neolithic archaeological site of Scara Brae which is the oldest European settlement to have been found. It was amazing to visit such an old and important site that we had discussed in class. The people who currently live on Orkney were initially settled by the Norse and do not have the ties to Gaelic that the rest of the country does. It was interesting to be in a part of Scotland that has such a different history than the rest of the country.

Annelise McKechnie, University of Glasgow, Scotland, Spring 2016

Egypt – American University in Cairo  (D)                                              

Fall, Spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Coursework preparing students to study Egyptology. Housing: Dormitories. Details: Founded in 1919, AUC is the region's leading English-language university.  Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Studies, and Egyptology (Ancient history, hieroglyphics, art & architecture, ancient literature, religion & ethics, Egypt in the Greco-Roman era, ancient Nubia).  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

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

Fall, Spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA; classics studies.  Housing: Apartments. Details: Courses in classical, Byzantine, modern Greek & European studies. Greek instructors. Experiential learning course called “The Greek Key” provides opportunities for community exploration and engagement. Ancient and Modern Greek, Latin.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

Greece – College Year in Athens  (P)                                                            

Fall, Spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA; classics studies.  Housing: Apartments. Details: Byzantine studies, Classical languages, History, Mediterranean studies, and Philosophy. Ancient and modern Greek, Latin. Program focuses on both ancient and contemporary Greece.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Higher

Ireland –  National University of Ireland – Galway  (D)                              

Fall, Spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Housing: Dormitories. Details: Classics program focuses on literature & thought, art & architecture, language & text. Non-tuition educational costs:  Same

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

Fall, Spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Classics major or art or archaeology major with focus on the classical world.  Housing: Dormitory.  Details: 2-unit interdisciplinary core course on the Ancient City, with Rome and other sites the classroom. Ancient Greek, Latin. Electives:  Italian, Renaissance & Baroque Art History.  For students preparing for graduate studies in Classics.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher. Some scholarship support available from ICCS.

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

Spring (February - late June)  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory.  Details: Founded in 1769, the university is known for its courses in Mediterranean history, medieval Europe, civilization and imperial conquest; courses in Classical culture and civilization.  Archaeology students study theory and practice, with a focus on Mediterranean pre- and ancient history.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

United Kingdom - Bristol University, Bristol, England (D) 

Fall (late Sept-early January), Spring (late January-early June)  Language: English Prereqs:  3.0 GPA. Details:  Department of Classics and Ancient History. Greco-Roman literary and artistic culture. Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit languages. Related courses in archaeology, anthropology, and theology.  Note: Some instructors may agree to assess student work before the January exam period.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Same


* Exceeds the cap on tuition transfer off-campus.



D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. Higher:  Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester. Significantly Higher:  $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last Updated: 7/2016