Study Abroad

Study abroad programs

Our graduate students continue their education, conduct research, and pursue fieldwork in overseas studies programs in Greece and Rome.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The oldest and largest U.S. overseas research center, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), provides graduate students and scholars from affiliated North American colleges and universities a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day. It offers an excellent academic-year program, as well as a summer session and a summer excavation program.

Visit the ASCSA website

The American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) offers several summer programs in the humanities: Classical Summer School; Summer Program in Archaeology; Summer Program in Roman Pottery; Scuola di Etruscologia e Archeologia dell'Italia Antica; and, usually, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar. The Summer Programs in Archaeology and Roman Pottery are aimed largely at graduate students.

Visit the AAR website

Student Spotlight: Summer 2022 Excavation Experiences

Archaeological Fieldwork by IU Classical Studies Students at Selinunte (Italy) and Samothrace (Greece)

After two years of COVID-related lockdowns and travel restrictions, the summer of 2022 saw American archaeological projects resume across the Mediterranean. Thanks to the support of the Classical Studies department and the university, five IU undergraduate and graduate students – Zoey Musick, Caroline Armstrong, Renae Dishman, Lillian Waddill, and Morgan Eriksen – had the opportunity to participate in two digs and experience the ancient world firsthand.

Discover the Summer 2022 Excavation Here