July 14, 2020
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"Attending this course was without a doubt one of the best decisions I have made in my college career. All Classics students should have the experience of seeing the monuments and figures they can only read about rise up before them from the ground."- Ben Moon-Black, Duke/ICCS Rome Fall 2017
Studying the ancient world from abroad offers many benefits to students, both academically and personally. It can be a transformative experience. A direct encounter with the physical remains of ancient Greece and Rome presents students with vital evidence for the reconstruction of the classical world and provides a most illuminating context in which to study Greek and Latin authors and texts.
Two kinds of programs are available for students of the classics. First, organizations such as College Year in Athens and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, offer American-style instruction in Greece and Italy. Students in these programs study the ancient world side-by-side with students from other American institutions. Secondly, there are programs that serve as intermediaries, placing students in universities abroad. In such programs, Kenyon students live among and take classes with local students. Recently, classics majors have studied in universities located in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Germany.
The recommended programs coordinate well with a Classics major, however students are not limited to choosing from these programs: a full list of approved programs is available at StudioAbroad.
Please note that while enrolled in a program in a non-English-speaking country, students must take a language course in the primary modern language of that country.