Classical Languages and Ancient Civilization majors are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs that incorporate language study and focus on the culture and history of the area.
While we suggest you look at these recommended programs first, feel free to search for programs via our online database, explore another online directory of study abroad programs, and/or consult materials in the Study Abroad Resource Room (located at 1111 University Capitol Centre).
American College of Thessaloniki
Participants directly enroll in the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) with both local and international students. You can enroll for a semester, the academic year, or for a 4-week summer session. Several courses relevant to Classics students are offered, including Greek history and culture courses (focusing on both ancient and modern Greece). Introductory Greek and Spanish language courses are also typically offered. Current course offerings are listed here. All courses (except language courses) are taught in English.
Archaeological Fieldwork in Sicily
This is a 5-week summer fieldwork course at the Greco-Roman site of Gangivecchio in Sicily. The site is centered on a 14th-century Benedictine Abbey, now the home of the Tornabene family, which sits on a Greco-Roman site, possibly dating from the Greek colonial period (7th to 6th centuries B.C.). Led by UI faculty, program participants learn excavation methods while helping to uncover structural elements of a Roman villa.
IES Rome, “From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity”
This is a 4-week program offered in January. Participants take one course, “From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity,” which is taught in English at the IES Abroad Rome Center. The program incorporates several course-related excursions to sites in and around Rome—e.g., the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and the Arch of Constantine. For a detailed course description, see the program website. Please note this program is recommended for students NOT intending to enroll in courses at the University of Iowa during the spring semester.
AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Archaeology in Israel
Students participate in archaeological field research during this six-week summer program in Biblical Tel Azekah. Participants earn six credits: three for CLSA 4501 “Archaeological Methodology and Field Research” and three for CLSA 4502 “Archaeology and The History of Judea.” This program is led by UI faculty. Local excursions and activities are included in the program cost.