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Semester study abroad and archaeological excavation. Your first inquiry into study abroad should begin with the Office of International Programs, which can help you determine which programs are most suitable for your interests. In addition, offers a comprehensive site for accessing information about more than 800 overseas programs.

GREECE: College Year in Athens offers full year, semester and summer programs of study. The curriculum concentrates on classical antiquity but includes modern Greek language, history and culture as well. Background in classical studies is not required for this program. Admissions for CYA are rolling but applications for the full year or Fall are considered until May 15 and for Spring until October 15.

ITALY: The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome offers a one semester program of study for qualified undergraduates. Major emphasis during the semester is on the archaeology, topography, and history of Rome. Application deadlines are March 15 for Fall and October 15 for Spring.

ENGLAND: Advanced Studies in England offers single-semester, year-long and summer programs in the glorious Georgian city of Bath. Students at ASE, in addition to taking core courses in British literature and history in a history-rich city, can pursue seminars on classical themes and study Greek and Latin at Oxford University with an Oxford "tutor" (the British equivalent of a professor). In the summer of 2002 Profs. Mechem and Arnush taught a course on
"Roman Britain".

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION: Would you like to excavate in Greece, Mexico, England, Africa, or the U.S.? The American Institute of Archaeology runs a website devoted to archaeological fieldwork opportunities and publishes a guide annually, entitled The Archaeological Fieldwork Bulletin, which we receive in the department. The AIA site has descriptions of excavation opportunities in the U.S. and world-wide which offer positions for volunteers or field schools which teach excavation techniques. For more information see Professor Arnush x5462 or drop by the Classics Department in Ladd Hall to look at the Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin for 2004.

One program in particular we recommend are the annual excavations conducted at Pompeii in southern Italy, for which you can receive college credit. Run by the University of Bradford in the UK, the dig runs from July 3 - August 7, 2004, and "is particularly suited to students at all levels in archaeology, classics and anthropology, but applications are encouraged from people of all backgrounds." Cost: $3,400 including tuition.

ŠNovember 2003 Skidmore College Department of Classics
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