Study Abroad Resources

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This page is intended as a guide to help you explore study abroad resources in Classics or that we feel will be of interest to students in Classics. Naturally, you are the best judge of your own interests and needs, but we urge you to discuss the options with your academic advisor or with Dr. Steven Tuck, who can help to guide you throught the myriad of choices available.

Greek in Greece (Sponsored by Ohio University)

Greek in Greece offers students who have had one or more years study of ancient Greek the opportunity to complete a full year of ancient Greek at either the intermediate or advanced level. The program's pedagogical model emphasizes immersive group work and sight reading that enables students to progress faster in the ancient language than is possible during the regular semester.  Each student will take a full year of ancient Greek, two three-credit courses, at either the intermediate or advanced level.

The intensive work on ancient Greek is complemented by an introduction to modern Greek, offered by the Classics faculty of the University of Patras.  This course has been designed especially for ancient Greek students, stressing linguistic continuities and important contemporary cultural themes.  University of Patras students will assist as language-buddies for the program students and also provide them coeval entrée to life in Patras.

Patras is a transporation hub:  On weekends the directors will take students to important archaeological and cultural sites and museums such as Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae, and Epidauros.

Non-Ohio residents will pay in-state Ohio tuition.

We believe that Greek in Greece will provide an incentive for ancient Greek students to stick with it.  Greek in Greece will help these students be rewarded for their hard work.

You can also check out the website, which includes information on the program, the curriculum, the accommodations, and the costs— and a slideshow featuring the comments of Greek in Greece alums.

Department of Classics Resources

When you are starting to consider studying abroad, look first at the materials in the department on the study abroad bulletin board in the hallway as well as the study abroad binder kept in the Classics office, Irvin Hall 105. Also, ask your professors which programs they recommend or have personal experience with; they probably know of some you haven't considered. Also check out the following places in the department:

  • Study Abroad Bulletin Board
  • Study Abroad Binder
  • Academic Advisors

Miami University Resources

Frank and Natalie Clark Memorial Fund Study Abroad Scholarship Application

The Department of Classics is offering two $500 scholarships for Classics students to study abroad on Classics programs. Classics students are defined as matriculated students with a major or minor in the Classics Department. Classics programs need not be Miami-­‐run, but most have all or the majority of the material in them covering the Classical world. The scholarship is open to students in short term, summer, semester, and year long programs. This is a merit-­‐based scholarship, not need-­‐based. Scholarships will be granted by a committee of the Classics department faculty based solely on applications received including academic record and student statement on expected benefits of the program.

Application Deadlines: October 20, 2014 for Winter or Spring Term. March 1 for Summer or Fall Term.

Access the Online Application

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to apply for additional funding to support study abroad.

For other scholarships, grants, and loans, see:

These Miami University offices are well-organized and very helpful at study abroad, particularly if your interest include Miami programs. These are the most knowledgeable people on campus concerning our programs and mundane details involved in getting you to Luxembourg or wherever you wish to study. They will also guide you through the administrative details of getting course approval for non-Miami study abroad programs.

Financial Aid For Study Abroad

Miami University financial aid packages will generally help pay for Miami study abroad programs. If you are considering non-Miami programs, you need to ask specific detailed questions about what portions of your financial aid will transfer. Many non-MU programs offer financial aid through their institutions so you would need to ask. You will also need to discuss financial aid with the nice people in the Financial Aid office here at Miami. NB: out-of-state students may find study abroad programs offered through state universities in their home state to be a bargain. You didn’t hear that from us.

Internet Resources for Study Abroad

Check out the
search engine for study abroad programs maintained by the University of Michigan; as with all of these internet stires, it is somewhat arbitrary and certainly not fully inclusive, but does list a large number of programs. is another study abroad search engine. Do not believe its claim to be comprehensive. Still, it's a great place to look particularly if you have already narrowed your search by country. You noticed that .com suffix didn't you? They do provide some scholarships and have lots of programs to choose from, but as will all programs, caveat emptor. Peterson's Summer Study Abroad is another search engine, but (as the name suggests) limited only to summer programs. Very good if you are only considering summer study. This is the link to the Archaeological Institute of America site. From here click on Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin. The AFOB claims to be the most comprehensive listing of archaeological excavations available; use it to find excavations that take students. The online service is up now; the print version is available in the Classics Department office

A Wholly Arbitrary List of Study Abroad Programs

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome - This is one of the best, and certainly the most expensive, program in Rome. The teaching staff is generally excellent, the program is well-supported and courses transfer easily. Financial aid is available.

Arcadia University Programs in Greece and Italy - Arcadia University runs a program in Athens that is one of the best; it is distinguished not only by its faculty in Classics, but in Byzantine and modern Greece. Like everyone else under the sun, it has programs in Tuscany and Umbria.

College Year in Athens - One of the longest running and most widely-respected study programs in Greece. CYA hires distinguished scholar/teachers and has a program that has been well-reviewed over the years. CYA has academic year and summer programs.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens - The American School runs an intensive 6 week summer program that accepts undergraduate students. It has an excellent reputation for combining lectures and site & museum visits. Some financial aid is available.

Ohio Unversity Greek-in-Greece Program - Sounds slightly better than taking Greek in Irvin 100. The program is reasonably priced especially for Ohio residents. All I know about it is what I saw on their webpage.

American Academy in Rome Summer Programs - Includes both study tours of Rome and environs as well as excavation opportunities. Generally considered excellent intensive programs. Financial aid is available.

Aestiva Romae Latinitias - Father Reninald Foster, Latin Secretary to the Pope, teaches summer Latin in Rome. The 6 week program is well regarded. Fax: 39 06 58 54 03 00