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
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.
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.
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.
Fall, spring or academic year
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.
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.
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.
Spring only, ending in late June
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.
Prereqs: recommended course on politics and/or religion of the area.
Housing: On-campus residences available; students can arrange off-campus apartments, as well.
* Exceeds the cap on tuition transfer off-campus.
Last Updated: 9/2013