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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spring only, ending in late June
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.
D: Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student
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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.
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