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Off-Campus Study in the Classics

If you are interested in pursuing a major in the classics, you can take your immersion in the subject to the next level by studying on location. Study abroad in locations like Greece and Italy to gain a unique local perspective in your studies of the classics.

Extended Study Programs

Some classics courses include an extended study opportunity in which course participants continue the class off campus for three weeks at the conclusion of the semester. Past extended studies traveled to Italy and Greece. 

Learn more about extended study opportunities across the university.

Extended Study to Italy

Students in the seminar CLAS 250: Material Culture of Rome and Pompeii travel to Italy to gain first-hand knowledge of Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other sites.


Extended Study to Greece

Students who have taken ancient Greek are eligible to participate in CLAS 251: Individual Identity and the Material Culture of the Ancient Greek City. The spring semester seminar explores the history, archaeology, and culture of the ancient Greeks. At the end of the spring semester, students travel to Greece, visiting Athens, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, and other ancient sites.


Full-Semester Programs

Our off-campus study office offers full-semester off-campus study opportunities all over the world. In these programs, you will travel, live, and study with your Colgate classmates and a Colgate faculty adviser whilst simultaneously immersing yourself in the culture of your temporary home.

Other Programs

If you want to take your studies to an off-campus or study-abroad location that is not covered in Colgate's expansive offerings, we encourage you to identify an external program that suits your interests. Learn more about how to participate in other off-campus study opportunities.