Study Abroad programs are available for nearly every country in the world! To find the program right for you, do some research on the web and talk to your Classics advisor!

About Study Abroad

Study abroad programs are widely available for undergraduates who wish to pursue their interests in the classical world ‘on site’. Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of programs in Italy, Greece, England, France, and the Middle East. Summer programs usually last from three to six weeks, or there are programs offering semester long courses over the fall and winter.

Information about study abroad opportunities is provided each year by the concentration advisors, though a combination of e-mail and periodic meetings. Interested students are encouraged to make contact with their advisor as soon as possible to begin the planning process. Students should also consult with Michigan’s Office of International Programs at: The OIP office is located at:

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Important Information

When you think about study abroad, remember to consider:

  1. UM-sponsored program: Students electing to participate in a program administered through LS&A’s Office of International Programs earn in-residence credits (you remain registered at the University of Michigan during your time abroad), may use financial aid awarded through the UM, and are eligible for various scholarships and fellowships through the OIP. Tuition arrangements vary among programs.
  2. Program administered by another American university or college: Students participating in programs sponsored by other American universities are not registered at the UM and instead receive transfer credit for their work; they are not eligible for financial aid through UM. Transfer credit is awarded by the UM Office of Undergraduate Admissions upon receipt of an official transcript from the sponsoring university.
  3. Direct enrollment at a foreign educational institution: Students may elect to apply and enroll directly at a foreign university or study center. While this may be the least expensive option, drawbacks are that students may find themselves completely on their own, without orientation to the host university, and without support staff to assist them in selecting classes and finding housing. Students considering this option should check with the UM Office of Undergraduate Admissions in advance to be sure that they can be awarded transfer credit for work done at the host institution.
    For more information on study abroad policy, visit the Office of International Programs in G513 of the Michigan Union or visit their website at:


For general information about study abroad programs:
Peterson’s Study Abroad

Study abroad programs in which Michigan undergraduates have recently participated:

College Year in Athens
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
rcadia University Center for Education Abroad (Greece)
Penn State Program - Study in Athens Spring 2005
The Rome Center - Loyola University
Cecina Valley Project - Tuscany, Italy


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